Saturday, June 06, 2009

Conservative insanity over Mrs. Sotomayor has a screen shot of the cover of National Review. The commentary gets it exactly right.

Those NR people are out of their minds. Since as far as I know National Review has NEVER made a profit, you have to wonder what kind of wealthy funder(s) is hiring those people writing there and what their goal is. Deep pockets and a strong desire to destroy America as a middle class nation, but you have to wonder why?

My bet is that whoever it is lives on inherited wealth, and fears ever having to go to work to replace it. Thus they see all taxes, especially the inheritance tax, as a threat to themselves, their family, and their plutocratic class. That is (again, my hypothesis) true for most of the funders of the American Enterprise Institute, and the Heritage Foundation.

There are two threads, though. The second one is religious. That's why Rev. Moon subsidizes the Washington Times and someone subsidizes the Discovery Institute.

As for FOX News and the Weekly standard owned by Rupert Murdoch, I am not sure what his motivation and psychological drivers are. He did inherit his original stake but he built it to the world-wide empire it is on his own. Great wealth itself may be corrupting, not just inherited great wealth. Is it paranoia? Dunno.

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