Thoughts from an American entrepreneur about politics, money and business.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
New Video: Elizabeth Warren - "There is Nobody in This Country That Got Rich Alone"
I realize Elizabeth Warren's little speech about the factory happened a couple months ago, so it's old news. But I keep seeing the transcription posted on people's Facebook pages as they subtly vilify business people who create new business, take risks, and ultimately drive our economy by creating jobs. I just rolled my eyes the first 20 or so times I saw her words, but after a while, my blood was boiling. I decided to shoot a little video telling why I found her speech condescending and offensive. You can watch it here:
Enjoy the video, and be sure to share it with friends if you agree (or disagree) with the sentiments. And as always, be sure to give me a thumbs up and a positive comment if you have the time.
I started this blog in October of 2011, at the height of the "Occupy" movement. I call myself "The Unlikely Conservative" because I considered myself a pretty liberal person ever since I can remember. As someone who moved to San Francisco right out of high school to live in an ashram following the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, then spent years playing guitar in bands and even touring the US and Canada, my circle of friends have always been very liberal. And like Dave Ramsey says, "You are who you you hang out with." Well, lately I've found myself with increasingly conservative views. I'm now a small business owner, and that alone somewhat 'forces' you to view the world a bit more conservatively. And as I witnessed the hypocrisy and lack of coherence displayed by members of the movement, that pretty much tipped the scales. Not only do I not support their movement, I find their victim and entitlement mentality to be absolutely abhorrent. Now I'm not a real political guy. I don't watch Fox news or listen to Glenn Beck--this has been an organic process and is not a result of being brainwashed by the right wing media. So stick around...