The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Saturday, July 25, 2020


The following Twitter exchange occurred yesterday ...

Let's deconstruct this.

We have Elon Musk, Founder of Tesla, SpaceX, and other companies who has accomplished more in the last 10 years than Bernie Sanders, a socialist politician, has accomplished in his entire lifetime—in fact, more than a leftist demagogue like Sanders could accomplish in 10 lifetimes. 

Musk MAKES things. He has succeeded in disrupting the automotive industry by introducing cool, high tech, innovative products that have led the way toward electric vehicles—transportation that will reduce pollutants and improve the environment. He has created companies that employ about 40,000 middle class workers. He has proven that private enterprise can outdo government in space exploration—doing it better, cheaper, and more effectively than big government. There's much more, but you get the point.

Sanders TAKES things. He flaps his mouth and espouses a tired, leftist ideology that has over the last 100 years ruined the lives of hundreds of millions of people and literally destroyed countries. He has accomplished nothing of substance, has never worked in the private sector, but ironically, has somehow become a millionaire. He, like most leftists, resent the success of people who MAKE things and actually change the world for the better. 

But it's worse than that. People like Sanders not only resent the makers, They want to confiscate their rewards and distribute them to the takers. Hence, rather than encouraging people to get back to work, Sanders wants them dependent and on the dole, where his big government ideology can control them.

The word "pathetic" is appropriate, but it applies to Sanders, not Musk. There's nothing more pathetic than seeing an aging socialist who has accomplished nothing of substance in his life criticize a young entrepreneur who has literally made the world a much better place.