Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Person Of The Year For 2012

I started the Person Of The Year awards back in 2010, when Thomas Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, decided that ebooks, Kindles and Nooks discriminated against blind people, and banned their use as State College/University textbooks. 

That was a hard act to follow, since Thomas Perez is going to hell for that.  Think of him during the next State Of The Union speech when The Teleprompter Jesus starts making noise about making college more affordable. 

Then, out of nowhere came Jeff Immelt, CEO of General Electric, and chief "business advisor" to the president best known for stating that everyone (except you, of course) should pay more taxes.  General Electric hadn't been paying ANY taxes for a couple of years.  That was enough to snag the 2011 award for Mr. Immelt. 

This year the committee has set forth the following standards:

1) 2012 was defined by Tribalism and "identity politics".  Economic, ethnic, political and social tribalism.  If tribes could be set apart from any larger herds, our politicians did their best to make it happen.  Therefore, the successful candidate for Person Of The Year will have displayed an uncanny ability to identify with unlikely tribes and to help further divide the nation into irrational voting blocs.

2. This was the year of the 1%. And the 98%. And the 47%.  2012's Person Of The Year will be a master of Advanced Victimology of this sort.

3. "You didn't build that." To create is evil.  To be a parasite is a virtue. Most people with a lot of money have their money because they've created more than they've consumed. The successful candidate will be one who believes those people should be punished.

Here's a great character study from the John Galt radio speech in "Atlas Shrugged". Think of our godawful economy and hellish employment rate while digesting this. This is the type of person the committee wants to honor:
In the name of a return to morality, you have sacrificed all those evils, which you held as the cause of your plight. You have sacrificed justice to mercy. You have sacrificed independence to unity. You have sacrificed reason to faith. You have sacrificed wealth to need. You have sacrificed self-esteem to self-denial. You have sacrificed happiness to duty. You have destroyed all that which you held to be evil and achieved all that which you held to be good. Why, then, do you shrink in horror from the sight of the world around you? That world is not the product of your sins; it is the product and the image of your virtues. It is your moral ideal brought into reality in its full and final perfection.
That's who the committee is looking for this year.
I know she's out there....


Hot Sam said...

Sandra Fluke - poster child for a nation driving headlong toward a cliff.

CenTexTim said...

Hard to top that one (take this comment any way you want to...).