A.R. Moxon @JuliusGoat Author of THE REVISIONARIES, coming 12/3/19 Pre-order: static.mhpbooks.com/the-revisionaries/ Newsletter: tinyletter.com/ARMoxon He/him Repped by @samroebuck Oct. 31, 2019 2 min read

Romney'd never say that about for example venture capital vultures, but the moment he thinks student athletes might live ostentatiously, he becomes a socialist

what could it be, what differentiator does he see between student athletes and venture capital vultures, what what what

Conservatism in America will tell you in every utterance if you have ears to hear it; they believe anything of value they possess was earned, and anything of value anyone else possesses was stolen or bestowed.

It's how you can tell who they consider "them" and who they don't.

And Romney's even sort of taking the right side of this! He thinks athletes should be able to profit off their labor. Good for him!

But then he blithely imposes restrictions on them he'd angrily resist for himself, and you can tell he thinks this is a license he's bestowing.

Somehow this little fella thinks what he has is earned.

You can see it in the way conservatives react to NFL players who kneel to protest brutal injustice that's gone unaddressed for generations.

Without the players, there'd be no league. Yet still the expected posture is silent gratitude.

Everything they have is considered a gift.

They'll treat this as an equivalence to Trump's clear daily public corruption, and media will parrot the narrative unexamined.

What he steals is earned.

What she earned is theft.

You can see it in elderly voters who believe that they earned their social security and Medicare (they did) ...

... but oppose opening it up for others or reallocating budgets to keep the programs healthy.

What they have is presumed earned.

What others get is presumed theft.

Conservatism in America will tell you in every utterance if you have ears to hear it; they believe anything of value they possess was earned, and anything of value anyone else possesses was stolen or bestowed.

This is a situation engineered by rich people terrified that somewhere a poor child might get a scrap too much food, who find it far preferable instead that many poor children not have enough.

A preference for a cruel system. A fear of a kind system.

Yes, and kindness never seeks to control.

And so they fear kindness.


You can follow @JuliusGoat.



Bookmark

____
Tip: mention @threader_app on a Twitter thread with the keyword “compile” to get a link to it.

Enjoy Threader? Sign up.

Threader is an independent project created by only two developers. The site gets 500,000+ visits a month and our iOS Twitter client was featured as an App of the Day by Apple. Running this space is expensive and time consuming. If you find Threader useful, please consider supporting us to make it a sustainable project.