Ben Stein—We’d Rather Be with Farris
It’s apparent: The rich watch too much TV. I was thinking about that today. How do they get the idea that America is doing really well? They come on our TV’s and assure us everything is fine…don’t worry, our economy is just fine. They all must hang out at the same places, the best restaurants, and you have to wonder…do they even look out their limo windows? They only see the ghettos when Blacks decide to riot? What? Do they think Baltimore, Detroit, St. Louis…really are just a small part of the American universe?
After all, they see mostly beautiful houses all day long. It’s getting hard for me to imagine their disconnect.
Yesterday, I was cleaning the kitchen, and I was searching for something to listen to on my cheap little telly…and there was Ben Stein, on some FOX show. Ben Stein is the genius of conservatives. Most people knew him as the teacher in the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off…but he actually use to write speeches for Nixon and Ford. Most importantly, and not mentioned much, is he was a graduate of Yale Law School..in fact he was Valedictorian.
Ben Stein, has made some really astute observations, like this one about Richard Nixon:
Can anyone even remember now what Nixon did that was so terrible? He ended the war in Vietnam, brought home the POWs, ended the war in the Mideast, opened relations with China, started the first nuclear weapons reduction treaty, saved Eretz Israel’s life, started the Environmental Protection Administration. Does anyone remember what he did that was bad?
Oh, now I remember. He lied. He was a politician who lied. How remarkable. He lied to protect his subordinates who were covering up a ridiculous burglary that no one to this date has any clue about its purpose. He lied so he could stay in office and keep his agenda of peace going. That was his crime. He was a peacemaker and he wanted to make a world where there was a generation of peace. And he succeeded.
That is his legacy. He was a peacemaker. He was a lying, conniving, covering up peacemaker. He was not a lying, conniving drug addict like JFK, a lying, conniving war starter like LBJ, a lying, conniving seducer like Clinton—a lying, conniving peacemaker.
Love of God and compassion and empathy leads you to a very glorious place, and science leads you to killing people.
He also called Obama a racist…
What’s not to like about Ben Stein? Ben Stein has written stuff that has put tears in my eyes, and that hasn’t happened since Bambi lost his mother.
So, when Ben Stein said yesterday that the dollar was strong, and the economy was strong, I almost threw the spoon down the garbage disposal, while my hand was still attached.
How can such a brilliant man say such a stupid thing? I thought to myself.
But, then, sadly, to me, the answer is obvious. Imagine…a day in the life of Ben Stein. He gets up, maybe reads the Wall Street Journal, The Times, and perhaps a few dozen other papers online, and maybe writes a column or two. He sees the same cable news that we all do, so, you have to wonder, how he came to this conclusion?
There is only one answer: To the rich, the Ben Stein’s of the world, the rich connected to D.C. elites, America IS Wall Street. They judge America on the stock market, on their portfolios’, on the strength of their money in their banks. Appearing on FOX news is just a lot of fun to the man like Ben Stein. A man, well connected enough to the global cabal in Washington D.C. that he honestly believes that it’s Wall Street that determines the health of our nation. Big business, big government, has worked well in Ben’s world. It’s the only history he knows. In his world, America will never change, as long as the right money men remain in power.
What else can it be?
And it’s not just Ben Stein. I don’t know how many times I watched Sheppard Smith whoopeeing his wins in his stock market portfolio…during his news reports.
After 9.11, the Fed just kept pumping money and the poor got poorer and the rich got richer, and somehow, Ben Stein thinks that now…That worked pretty well. The economy is good.
Nobody ask him…FOR WHO?
No…rich men like Ben Stein, are in a dream world where if THEY are doing well…that means America is doing well.
Maybe I didn’t hear him right. It was a stupid thing to say, for such a ‘knowledgeable’ man. After all, I guess he doesn’t care that America’s debt is over 20 trillion, and WHAT school taught him economics, can we ask with a straight face?
Nobody Wonders…..when was the last time Ben Stein got out of his house in Beverly Hills? Maybe if we all had just a little bit of Ben Stein’s money, we’d think the economy is doing great too.
In the meantime, I think I’ll skip the Ben Stein’s “America is doing great” class. Down here in real life, Ben’s money fell off the back of the cliff so long ago, nobody will ever find it.
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