Newsbusters.org yesterday published an article that that demonstrates the hypocrisy emanating from the Left. Progressives often use class warfare rhetoric in pursuing political agendas. While such rhetoric is unproductive at best when animating from middle America, it is out right hypocrisy when coming from wealthy Leftists.
The following are examples of the rhetoric reported by Newsbusters.org:
Roseanne Barr – Ms. Barr worth $80 million, was quoted: ”I do say that I am in favor of the return of the guillotine and that is for the worst of the worst of the guilty. I first would allow the guilty bankers to pay, you know, the ability to pay back anything over $100 million [of] personal wealth because I believe in a maximum wage of $100 million. And if they are unable to live on that amount of that amount then they should, you know, go to the re-education camps and if that doesn’t help, then being beheaded.” Hmmmm …. Ms. Barr’s uncivil call would affect 13 other celebrities who support the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Yoko Ono – Reportedly worth a cool $500 million, said “John is sending his smile to Occupy Wall Street.” John may be smiling, however, Ms. Ono is given of the buck.
Jane Fonda – Hanoi Jane, worth $120 million, is at it again stating: ”Any country that has a very, very small narrow layer, of very rich powerful privileged people and no middle class and the rest are just really struggling and some of them not making it, is a country that’s not going to be stable.” Should Ms. Fonda live by what she preaches, my giving $100,000 away to individual families, she could instantly bring 1,000 of them into the middle class.
Al Gore – The father of global warming has done quite good with his gig is reported to be now worth $100 million. He has said that Occupy Wall Street, is a ”true grassroots movement pointing out the flaws in our system.” Father Al is yet another leftist to not practice what he preaches sticking with his private jets and corporate boards of the very types that the Occupy movement supposedly is protesting.
Alec Baldwin – While Baldwin the space of heavy sugar as a spokesman for Capital One Bank, he has the nerve to bite the hand that feeds him stating: ”the bailouts the US government gives major corporations every day’ and ‘the excessive fees forced on customers by certain banks”. It is clear that a high IQ didn’t help Baldwin amass is $65 million.
Michael Moore – It is reported that Moore owns a 10,000 foot vacation home and purchased a car for $1 million, but still had the audacity to deny he was part of those terrible one presenters on CNN’s ”Piers Morgan Tonight.’ While Moore’s guilt is understandable, that does not justify lying.
Dan Rather – Rather, reported to be reportedly worth $70 million, said: ”we are living in an age when big money owns everything, including the news.” How true Mr. Rather given the wealthy Leftists that one the mainstream media.
Newsbusters.org published the list below with 25 ultra-wealthy Occupy Wall Street supporters. This group’s total net worth exceeds $4 billion and speaks to the hypocrisy that emanates from Leftist elitists. Their significant lifetime efforts and success in gathering capital at the expense of others is the antithesis of the philosophy expressed by the Occupied Wall Street movement. One of their owns suggestion, even tongue-in-cheek, that the guillotine should be considered for the top 13 on the list indicates a combination of stupidity and arrogance that proves intelligence is not needed to gathering wealth.
1. Yoko Ono – $500 million
2. Jay-Z – $450 million
3. David Letterman – $400 million
4. Stephen King – $400 million
5. Russell Simmons – $325 million
6. Sean Lennon – $200 million
7. Mike Myers – $175 million
8. George Clooney – $160 million
9. Brad Pitt – $150 million
10. Don King – $150 million
11. Roger Waters – $145 million
12. Jane Fonda – $120 million
13. Miley Cyrus – 120 million
14. Al Gore – $100 million
15. Roseanne Barr – $80 million
16. Deepak Chopra – $80 million
17. Kanye West – $70 million
18. Dan Rather – $70 million
19. Alec Baldwin – $65 million
20. Matt Damon – $65 million
21. Tom Morello – $60 million
22. Mia Farrow – $60 million
23. Katy Perry – $55 million
24. Michael Moore – $50 million
25. Susan Sarandon – $50 million