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March 13, 2012

Adam Carolla Slams Class Envy, Loss of "Eye of the Tiger" In Entitlement America

Good rant by Carolla.

Yes, it's horrible. Yes, it's envy that has turned into resentment that has turned into anger and essentially shame. It's pretty simple psycho dynamic which is, "I wish I had that guy's expensive car, good looking wife, big house, whatever it is."

Then the next feeling is shame. Because I... I can't do it. I'm not smart enough. I don't work hard enough.

And then turns to anger. I'm going to throw a rock at that guy's car or his wife's fake boobies or whatever it is I can hit.

And it used to be the other way around.

...

I mean people who are paying a ton in taxes saying, hey, shut up, I'm paying my fair share. As a matter of fact, you want to actually take that term fair share and really break it down because if all of us are sitting at a dinner table and there's 10 of us and the check is $500 bucks, I'm already paying $350 bucks. That's way more than my fair share.


O'REILLY: I mean, how did [it come to be that almost half the country thinks that rich people were just born rich or had a rich uncle]?

CAROLLA: It's convenient. It's easier. Because if you just said well, it's hard work and it's intestinal fortitude then next time you looked in the mirror you would see a poor guy with a bad work ethic and no intestinal fortitude.

So it's easy to do the daddy's money, it's who you know, rich uncle. It all makes it easier because it lightens the shame burden on them.

Obvious but worth saying.

Part of this is due to the Self-Esteem Culture we live in, propagated by our socialist government schools.

If you don't like your situation, the most effective solution is to change your situation. The only drawback is that this is a hard thing to do, and you'll have setbacks and heart-aches along the way.

But at the end of the day, you'll do it. If you work at it.

Another solution -- not very effective -- is to simply give up and make excuses. This is what the Self Esteem Culture teaches, because one thing that is forbidden to contemplate is that you're flawed in any way.

You are the best and most perfect angle the state-run socialism camps have ever shat out. What's there to fix? Nothing. If you don't like something about your status, why, it's perfectly reasonable to begin a series of rationalizations, excuses, and blame-throwing about it.

The only thing one can truly control in life is oneself and one's reaction to events. Events and situations can't be managed so well.

But that's hard.

What's easy is to just say "the game is rigged" and quit.

The hardest part of changing, as they say, is recognizing the flaw within oneself that needs changing.

But how can you do that when the Self Esteem Culture insists you never question yourself?



By the way, Carolla was pretty funny on Leno last night. (Link Fixed.)

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