Like many others, I have watched the head scratching, condescending, minimizing and gloating, Shark Tank creator, Kevin O’Leary’s interview. It was almost comical in all his seriousness about how poor people can learn to pull themselves up by the bootstraps by merely watching rich people do their thing. Like, really dude? You really said..and believe that? You really believe it is just that simplistically easy to go from 0 to 1% in the matter of a thought process? If only it were that easy.
I am just baffled and befuddled at how he could pompously and arrogantly sit there and see absolutely nothing wrong with his ideology. If only it were that easy to never have to worry about your lights being turned off or your heat. To never have to worry about keeping correct sized shoes on your child’s feet? And what about the elderly and former military vets who are homeless? Wow, if only it were that easy. Nobody would wonder where tonight, they are going to sleep or if they have enough gas in their car to get to work tomorrow. Their kids are depending upon them to take care of them, how does this man sleep at night with such a distant outlook? Wow, the 1% are surely outrageously amazing, in their cozy self content and condemnation of those mired in poverty.
The one thing I noticed though, was that he offered no hand up or a way out. Oh, he can’t be bothered with that cumbersome chore. That’s not his job to figure it out. He’s got and made his (money) now, it’s up to you abject poverty people…to go make yours. Don’t bother those like him with such ridiculous and unimportant details! Is that what he’s really saying? If only he had the empathy, compassion and rolled up sleeves manhood of millionaire, Harris Rosen. At least with him, he saw a problem, put his money where his mouth was and vastly improved Tangelo Park. All I can do is shake my head in sorrow at O’Leary. He has a long way to go up…but a very short way to go…on the elevator, down. Hope he brings his suntan lotion and sunglasses. Where he’s going, he’ll need it. http://www.astrugglingsinglemom.com