Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Hypocrites of the decade

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.

Fortunately, the eager children from Kindergarten to Grade 8 were spared the sight of the premier and his wife, Terri, in a gas-guzzling GMC Yukon SUV, which uses nearly 20 litres of fuel every 100 kilometres, according to GM Canada's website.

In contrast, Environment Minister Leona Dombrowsky's hybrid Toyota Prius uses four litres per 100 kilometres.
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.

"I was one of 20,000 screaming fans," Microsoft's co-founder Gates told Reuters. Gates, the world's richest man, said he got to know Bono through his work with his philanthropy.
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.

1 Comment:

Publius said...

You see the GMC Yukon is needed to save Dalton from any assissination attempts, and so he can put his legs up during those long trips out into the wilderness of Ontario to visit the common folks.