Erin Burnett at it again

Remember Erin Burnett of CNBC telling us that poisoning our children may be worth it to keep prices down at Wall Mart? Well she's at it again on a show on CNBC which re-aired Thanksgiving day at noon. In the show, "The Billionaire Inside," she interviews Donald Trump. She says:

"Donald has a story here that going to excite people...that sometimes getting to the top you don't always have to be nice and sometimes when people do bad things to you it's alright to do bad things back"

Trump responds:

"... if you really have a problem with someone, you have to go after them and it's not necessarily to teach that person a lesson it's to teach all the people that are watching a lesson: that you don't take crap. And if you take crap, you're just not gonna do well. can't take a lot of nonsense from people, you have to go after them."

At the end of the show a bullet point list of how to be successful was shown on the screen telling us to remember: Revenge can be good.

As a life long Republican and a true representative of the corporate side of the party, Trump not only has proclaimed publicly that "greed is good." In fact, Republican leaders and spokesmen readily proclaim that the market place is what makes America great. Unfortunately, it doesn't. Just because someone makes millions off of a "pet rock," and yet the marketplace doesn't reward the school teacher, doesn't mean that the pet rock is more valuable to America. In fact, the biggest money maker on the internet is pornography. Does that mean that it is what makes America great?

Unfortunately the Religious Right is in bed with these folks in order to win elections. On the one hand they preach in Sunday School to "turn the other cheek" and remain faithful in marriage, and on the other hand they need those who are actively fighting these ideas in order to support their agendas. In order to do this, the Religious Right took a dangerous turn back in the 70s and began to preach the doctrine that God somehow supports greed. The desire to reconcile the wealth of America (that was originally gained on the backs of slaves, and today, outsourcing--another type of slavery) with their religion became only possible with a change of doctrine regarding money. Preaching in fundamentalist Christian churches took a turn that was based on gaining financial success and prosperity for the few "that God had chosen in the world to be blessed."

However, America is starting to wake up and see the immorality of having such a great divide between the rich and poor, those that have and have not, and the salaries of corporate CEOs verses their company's employees. No, Erin, and no, Donald, America doesn't need to be a country of greed and revenge.