Ralph R. Reiland
Now, on top of Secret Service agents frolicking with hookers in the hotels they’re supposed to be securing for President Obama’s impending visits, the news is even worse about yet another allegedly top security operation at the federal level.
What's missing in the recent sequence of looting, arson, and destruction that occurred in the majority-black city of Baltimore — and previously in Ferguson, Los Angeles and elsewhere — are protest banners that say “Asian Lives Matter,” and “Jobs Created by Korean Mom & Pops Matter,” and “Minority-owned Asian Businesses Matter.”
Washington Post columnist, writes that she went to Baltimore to get a firsthand look at how the poorest of the poor live. In short order, she got robbed and knocked around.
Two TSA screeners were fired in April after developing and implementing a scheme to grope attractive men at Denver International Airport. And recent and repeated mishaps with the Secret Service have revealed an embarrassing and dangerous pattern of incompetence.
Here’s a thought from Winston Churchill on equality, ethics, capitalism and socialism: “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.”
Given the negative backlash, it’s clear that the short-lived Race Together campaign launched by Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz in order to “stimulate conversation, empathy and compassion” among Americans of all races was a social and commercial flop.
Income differences can be the result of something other than capitalist greed, racism, sexism, union busting, gluttonous stockholders, globalization, imports, automation, or the grasping shenanigans of the top 1 percent.
“It is only those who hope to transform human beings who end up by burning them, like the waste product of a failed experiment,” wrote Christopher Hitchens, years before ISIS released a video showing a Jordanian pilot being burned alive in a cage.
“The bad economist sees only what immediately strikes the eye. The good economist also looks beyond,” asserted Henry Hazlitt in Economics in One Lesson, first published in 1946.