Dalton the Gimp pulls up in a SUV for earth day:
Friday was Earth Day, and Premier Dalton McGuinty was doing his part, planting trees at King City Public School.And, Mr. Third World Nation, popularly known as Bono, beds down with Mr. Evil capitalist number one, Bill Gates.
When U2's lead singer came to Seattle over the weekend for a concert, there was only one logical place to stay -- the home of Bill Gates, who shares Bono's passion for Third World development and relief efforts.Fine guys, donate lots of cash to charity, but stop trying to idiotically undermine the system that allows entertainers and innovators like yourselves to get rich in the first place. Charity and aid obtained through force is properly called theft. To quote Raskolnikov, commenting on the crazed relief competition between governments during the tsunami relief:
Somewhere amidst this fetishization of charity lies a dark corner, a cul-de-sac of the soul no one wants to talk about. The Great Giving of 2005 is, when it comes down to where the bear shat in the buckwheat, all about us, our turgid hearts, our perpetuation of the "Canadian way" to quote mein Fuhrer, our altruistic ability to overlook the fact that we are basically providing succor to the enemy.Hat tip to Polspy for the gimpy article.