Saturday, September 13, 2014

A Mammon as Big as the Ritz

Of all the stories I have read about Ray Rice, I am surprised that no one has bothered to mention what his real job is.

First and foremost, Rice is that most revered of Randite moral beings, a "wealth creator".

A noble "maker" not a mooching "taker".

He is rich and famous because he generates sufficient cash flow for his employers, in a profession which ruthlessly winnows its employees based on earning potential.

And because Rice is a "maker" and not a "taker", by Libertarian/Randite dogma, he need not be constrained by conventional bourgeois categories of morality.  

Because he is rich, he is by definition superior to you.



Anonymous said...

Based on the conversations I've had with "libertarians" in the last couple of years, I'm pretty sure that he's not a Job Creator. It turns out that Job Creators are white. Just like Jesus.

Please note that the Jesus part was snark. The rest of it is true.

Anonymous said...

That is why Jon Stewart's question is brilliant: What would be the penalty had he knocked out a player on an opposing team on the bench with a punch? Taker on taker violence. Cannot be tolerated. Luckily for him, he just hit a nobody. Better still a female nobody.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Adrian Petersen also....

Anonymous said...

Your analogy is even a greater reflection of true Randian thinking than you know.
Rice makes money for a small group of billionaires whose investment is 100% government protected by anti-trust exemptions; running almost entirely on publically funded infrastructure; and fueled by a 90% publically funded player development league.

The NFL (and all professional sports for that matter) is one of the many examples in our economy of how NO ONE with real money and/or power is really a libertarian. It is just a way to be a conservative without being held to account for conservative policy.