British plutocrats get into the Objectivist game, too
by David Atkins
Whether it's the U.S. or Britain, the plutocratic class isn't even trying to hide the contempt anymore:
The growing gulf between rich and poor is inevitable because millions of people are too stupid to get on in life, top Tory Boris Johnson suggested tonight.
Mr Johnson said that the resentment felt towards the super rich in the wake of the financial crisis and “fives years of recession” was irrational.
“It would be wrong to persecute the rich, and madness to try and stifle wealth creation and futile to try to stamp out inequality,” he said.
The Mayor of London, who dreams of being Prime Minister, said that the Government had a duty to care for those who could not look after themselves and give everyone else the chance to get on.
But he also said: “It is surely relevant to a conversation about equality that as many as 16% of our species have an IQ below 85, while about 2% have an IQ above 130.
“The harder you shake the pack, the easier it will be for some cornflakes to get to the top.”
Also, this courtesy The Mirror:
It seems that the more the top 1% has, the more insecure they are about it (they do know deep down they don't deserve it, after all), and the more they defensively lash out at everyone else.