America Has Its Head in the Sand


They just want to get up every day, and if a loaf of bread costs 15¢ more they’ll bitch about it but they’ll pay it. They don’t want to actually get involved in action required to stop it. They’ll let somebody else do it, and then they’ll relax and comfort themselves with the idea that the country can’t go up in flames. “The country can’t collapse! It’s never gonna happen! We’ll be okay,” and then they just kind of put their head in the sand and ignore it.

You know, there’s an old Indian proverb. I heard this attending a Washington Redskins game. (chuckling) “You cannot wake up someone who is only pretending to be asleep,” and that’s essentially who and what you’re talking about. You can’t wake people up who are pretending to be asleep, and there’s another truth out there. If Obama can take away our guns — and there’s a Second Amendment that says he can’t, buts if he can — then why can’t he take away people’s wealth?

The people I know, that’s what they’re afraid of, every one of them. Now, I don’t know everybody. Don’t misunderstand. But I’m telling you, we all have circles of friends. I happen to know — and one of great perks of my success has been to meet — a lot of other very profoundly smart, successful, wise people. I tell you, I know what you mean. I look at Warren Buffett and guys like Bill Gates and I say, “Do these guys have the slightest clue, or do they think, ‘You know, I’ve got $40 billion. I don’t care what happens. If George Soros takes it all, I’ll still have $20 billion. I don’t care.'” I don’t know how they think. They vote for this. Buffett and Gates voted for this. So I don’t know. It is frustrating.



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