(1000+ posts) Wed Apr-21-10 10:58 AM
Original message Yes, absolutely, let's punish success.
If "success" means amassing the largest possible share of the world's wealth and resources while doing your damndest to give back just as little as you can, then hell yes, let's punish that.
If "success" means considering yourself better or more deserving than your neighbor and looking down on those who don't share your genes, circumstances, values, or whatever else, then hell yes, let's punish that.
If "success" means treating yourself to every luxury you can manage while people in the world go hungry and homeless, and while claiming it's "their own fault," then hell yes, let's punish that.
If "success" means embracing a schoolyard value system that labels some people "winners" and others "losers" and using this to deny people the necessities of a decent life, then hell yes, let's punish that.
If "success" means supporting George Bush while he committed countless crimes and ran this country into the ground just so you could get a few dollars extra back on your tax return, then hell yes, let's punish that
Punish success? If it's the right-wing American version, throw the book at it.