The Thursday Thesis – 18/4/2019
Yesterday, the cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris was in flames.
Today, the people with the means to donate millions of Euros – of their own money – are being vilified for being rich enough to do that.
Yes, hard-working, successful people are giving away vast amounts of their own money...and some people are actually getting the hump about this?
I ask you, is it really anybody else’s business what Bernard Arnault or Francois-Henri Pinault do with their millions?
Why is the media giving airtime to self-appointed loudmouths who decry people for being successful and wealthy – what gives?
Why is social media lit up by keyboard warriors spitting hate at those who have dared to break the rules and become successful?
Is it just me who thinks that being successful and wealthy is something to aspire to, not revile?
Am I the only person who gets pissed-off with this sort of self-righteous “rich people are evil” crap?
If we are free to make choices for ourselves – as we surely should – are we not free to strive, thrive and flourish; without being lambasted for our pains?
And the greatest travesty of all is the misuse of the magic word “Equality” by the haters, who mistakenly think their precious Equality governs outcomes: it doesn’t.
Think about it for more than a few knee-jerk seconds and it will become clear that Equality must be given at the point of opportunity, and the individual must be free to pursue their own legitimate goals from that point, because, if you are denied the freedom to choose your own path, you are not free at all: you are either a prisoner or a slave; you are not a free man.
Equality must not be confused with the imposition of uniform mediocrity upon everyone – because that condition is mere slavery.
So tell me, is it just me who thinks that a person who has grafted for decades, created businesses and employed thousands, who has given their customers what they wanted at a fair price – not stolen from them at gunpoint, as our governments traditionally do – should be free to give away their hard-earned cash to rebuild an old church, just because they want to?
Yes, there are kids who could use the money, hospitals that could be built; any number of worthy causes who’d love to get their hands on Arnault and Pinault’s dosh: but the point is that it’s THEIR dosh, and how they dispose of it is none of your bloody business.
And if the Freedom and Equality gobshites have a problem with that, they maybe need to look up what the words Freedom and Equality actually mean.
© Neil Cowmeadow 2019
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