Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Standing Up Against Wealth-Shaming ~ By Michelle Malkin

While he regrets invoking Kristallnacht specifically, Perkins unequivocally refused to back down from his message defending the "creative 1 percent." He reiterated his fundamental point in a TV interview on Monday: "Anytime the majority starts to demonize a minority, no matter what it is, it's wrong. And dangerous. And no good ever comes from it."
I had ample motivation to include Michelle Malkin's column in this venue today. It was in regard to the Wall Street Journal progressive letter-writer Tom Perkins, who charged that there was a progressive war on the top one percent of the wealthy in America. "He called on the left to stop demonizing 'the rich,' and he condemned the Occupy movement's 'rising tide of hatred.'," wrote Michelle.

If I may add my two cents worth of commentary to this column, doesn't it seem ironic that somebody that has succeeded, being the progressive letter-writer Mr. Perkins, starts his own war with other progressives by decrying the War On Wealth? Just sayin'...

Standing Up Against Wealth-Shaming
Michelle Malkin
By Michelle Malkin

January 29, 2014 6:55 am


America, we have a bullying epidemic. No, not the school bullying issues that get constant attention from Hollywood, the White House and the media. No, not the "fat-shaming" and "body-shaming" outbreaks on Facebook. The problem is wealth-shaming. Class-shaming. Success-shaming.

The State of the Job Creator is under siege.

Last week, a prominent self-made tech mogul dared to diagnose the problem publicly. His passionate letter to The Wall Street Journal decried the "progressive war on the American 1 percent." He called on the left to stop demonizing "the rich," and he condemned the Occupy movement's "rising tide of hatred."

The mini-manifesto was newsworthy because this truth-teller is not a GOP politician or conservative activist or Fox News personality. As he points out, he lives in the "epicenter of progressive thought, San Francisco." No matter. The mob is shooting the messenger anyway. But maybe, just maybe, his critical message in defense of our nation's achievers will transcend, inspire, embolden and prevail.

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