Same Old: Liberals Then and Now


The American Spectator

Ben Stein has hit it out of every ball park in America.  A writer, actor, economist, and lawyer living in Beverly Hills and Malibu, he has always been non plused by his weath,  and has held to conservative economic principles. On this page, he tells the people in Hollywood through Norman Lear, exactly how misinformed, arrogant and foolish they are.

Their sanctimoniousness, assuredness of moral superiority has no basis in fact. They are nothing more that an embarrassment to themselves, and all of America. Way to go Ben.  Random thoughts while observing the passing charade, I’m Jim

Editor’s note: Back in 1976, when Gerald Ford was President, Ben Stein, then a consultant on Washington and conservatism for the Normal Lear show All’s Fair, sent this memorandum to its creators:

What I don’t like is the way rich liberals, who have made their money through the operations of the capitalist system and who would be miserable bureaucratic cogs in a socialist system, are nevertheless socialists. I suspect that a large part of their motivation is a style of asceticism which has been fashionable among the rich since the time of the Pharisees. Another motivation for the rich liberals to dislike the capitalist system is that they have already gotten theirs and they don’t want to be challenged by other people coming along and getting theirs.

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