Former NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces to the world here that his place in heaven is assured. It’s Saint Michael Bloomberg!
Pointing to his work on gun safety, obesity and smoking cessation, he said with a grin: “I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close.”
OK. Let’s take a deep breath and realize the man is speaking tongue in cheek. He’s making a funny. He probably doesn’t even believe in heaven and God and all that stuff. It’s just his way to say, “I’m a great guy! I’ve done great things! I’m pretty marvelous! God himself is not only admitting me straight to heaven, he’s taking notes.”
Not only is Mr Bloomberg a really wonderful guy, but he also just happens to be worth over $30 Billion, is the eleventh richest person in the USA and the sixteenth wealthiest person in the world. He must be fantastic! To think that he’s done all that and managed to fit a camel through the eye of a needle!
Seriously, the hubris of the man is unbelievable, and what is most weird and sick and terrifying is when these self righteous super rich start flexing their ideological muscles. He’s launching a big gun control campaign and he wants his enemies to be afraid…to be very afraid.
Mr. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York, said gun control advocates need to learn from the N.R.A. and punish those politicians who fail to support their agenda — even Democrats whose positions otherwise align with his own.
“They say, ‘We don’t care. We’re going to go after you,’ ” he said of the N.R.A. “ ‘If you don’t vote with us we’re going to go after your kids and your grandkids and your great-grandkids. And we’re never going to stop.’ ”
He added: “We’ve got to make them afraid of us.”
Now this is what gives me the creeps, Bloomberg, Clinton, Obama and the rest of their progressive comrades are so convinced of their goodness and the rightness of their cause that they will happily force their enemies to go along with them. This is always the way with wealthy progressives. Corrupt and wealthy conservatives use their power to beat down the opposition, abuse the poor and live high on the hog lifestyles unapologetically and without self righteousness. Like gangsters they say, “Don’t be offended. It’s only business.” There’s a certain honesty about right wing fat cats. They know and you know they’re a bunch of corrupt gangsters in suits.
Left wing bullies, on the other hand, so much believe in their own shining goodness, the nobility of their cause and the righteousness of their regime that they are either totally unaware that they are forcing others to do their will and riding roughshod over their freedoms or they consider it a necessary evil–happily breaking a few eggs (and a few heads) to make their utopian omelet.
The self righteous ideologue will happily trample individual freedoms, impose propaganda based educational systems, compel workers to conform to their ideas and impose stringent regulations on a whole population in order to usher in their version of a utopia.
Bloomberg and his lot are often cited as examples of the nanny state. A jackbooted nanny more like.
C.S.Lewis had a better character than a nanny to illustrate the type: I’m thinking of Fairy Hardcastle–the butch head of the N.I.C.E. police in That Hideous Strength. In fact, the name “Bloomberg” isn’t too far off “Fairy Hardcastle”. “Bloom” means “flower” and flowers and fairies have always gone together. Furthermore “Burg” means “castle” so instead of St Michael Bloomberg we could just call him Flower Hardcastle….