09 February 2009

I'm taking my moral imperatives and going home.

I heard Michael Hlinka on CBC the other day talking about executive compensation and how it should be limited when performance is bad. It was pretty dull stuff until he said something that really got me riled up. He said, “I’m not about to knock anyone for getting as much as they can. That’s something close to a moral imperative in my book."

Greed is a moral imperative?!? Sorry, buddy, not in my parallel universe. Sadly, I suspect Mike is not alone with his morals. Mike and his friends will be sucking every last bit of wealth out of the planet until it's gone and this is why no amount of fiscal stimulus is going to fix their mess.


  1. I agree, that's pretty sad. I don't know if people even know what morals are anymore. Oi.

    Maybe Mr. Hlinka should get a little email from you?

  2. I don't think email crosses parallel universe lines very well. Which is a lousy excuse, but I've heard this guy other times as well, and I suspect we could look at the same thing and he'd call it black while I called it white.

  3. Yes, I fear that's true. I have heard his column at other times as well. It's hard to know if one should try to pound on the door in the hopes that a little of the sound gets through, or divert the energy elsewhere. I've been opting for the latter more and more myself lately.

  4. Well, like the poor evangelical atheist with nothing to offer, I suspect my pounding on the door would only give cause to strengthen the religious, I mean capitalist, fervour. So if the urge ever strikes me to email him, I'll lie down on the floor until the feeling passes.

    I got the blues thinking of the future, so I left off and made some marmalade. It's amazing how it cheers one up to shred oranges or scrub the floor.
    - D. H. Lawrence



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