Who said this?
Generally speaking we get the joke. We know that the free market is nonsense. We know that the whole point is to game the system, to beat the market, or at least find someone who will pay you a lot of money because they’re convinced that there is a free lunch. We know this is largely about power, that it’s an adults only, no limit game. We kind of agree with Mao that political power comes largely from the barrel of a gun. And we get it that if you want a friend, you should get a dog.
Banana republic dictator? Doe-eyed college student who doesn’t yet know any better? Some stinky hippie screaming at traffic?
Good guesses all, but alas, no. That’s Ron Bloom, your current appointed “Manufacturing Czar” and “Car Czar,” speaking at an investment conference last year (hat tip, kemtee). Want the video?
If this is your philosophy, then congratulations. You’ve got your man in the Oval Office, and he’s assembling your team. The destruction of American values you desire is going swimmingly.
But let’s not bleat any more shit about our esteemed president governing from the “center left,” m’kay?