One of the most curious aspects of liberalism is its almost superstitious fear of business and profit. All you have to do for a good liberal is reassure them that something will never make a profit and they LOVE it. As insane as this sounds, it is, IMHO, due to two fundamental tenets of liberalism:
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tax dollars because they care
- Profit is greedy and self-serving and just bad. You know, bad like in kicking kittens out in a blizzard bad. So if something can be PROVEN to be completely, entirely, utterly and eternally UNPROFITABLE, they're all in because then it's not selfish. Which leads to the second tenet...
- Government exists to do all the things that will never make a profit. This is because government is the very expression of humanitarian selflessness to the liberal. In the liberal head, average (well...below average, but I quibble) people are routinely transformed into devoted paragons of virtue and sacrifice just by being voted into office. Actually, this only happens to Democrats who get voted in; Republicans become raping, pillaging monsters spending public money to throw lavish parties in Las Vegas...wait...oh, never mind.
So instead of remaining in the forefront of the aviation and space technology industries, we're getting a TRAIN! Yup. A brand spanking new train. Why? 'Cause that's what the Europeans have, I guess. And it's going to go really fast. Not as fast as a SPACE SHIP..but pretty fast. Okay...not as fast as they TOLD us it would go when they got the idiots in California to approve it...but pretty fast. Okay...not much faster than trains normally go. BUT! It will cost billions and billions more than any train ever! That should count for something.
Remember the Bridge to Nowhere? That was a Republican...so SHUT UP!
In another brilliant and scathingly pointed video, Bill Whittle contrasts the different visions of liberals in California, with their magic choo-choo train purchased with magic public dollars by magical kind-hearted Democrats, with the vision of a greedy evil private company working with private investment to bring the future to us all - from Texas where Republicans live.
Turn the lights off when you leave. We want to be green. This is California, after all.
Anybody care for some ouzo?