It won’t compare with the freak show that went on south of the border of course; this is Canada – land of the sane. After a look through the web I found some bits about him (some pro - some con) in terms of his history and it’s right out there for anyone who is interested. I hoped to find that the similarities between him and that demagogue beneath us were limited at best.
There were some interesting details, like the fact that early on O’Leary had seen a lot of the world travelling with his parents while growing up. One would think that would add to a person’s perspective. Later, he apparently considered photography as a career, but he continued his education in a less artistic but more entrepreneurial direction instead. even so, that might have boded well. But the further I looked, the more disappointed I became.
He had ups and downs too. But success came and it hasn’t dampened his all too evident ego since making his money. The resulting sneer he has grown, nurtured and exhibited for years on television wouldn’t seem to enhance his chances for office though and neither will his know-it-all attitude either, in my opinion. That pissed me off the first time I saw it. Oh, I forgot: he has no plans to run for a seat in the House of Commons, yet somewhere I heard something about selling seats in the senate. Granted, I thought: he’s new - really, really, really new to politics and it shows, but finally when I saw and heard him interviewed on CBC earlier this week I had to say to myself: what a whining little rich wimp. And I also realized that what we have here is a genuine blowhard; the reptiles of that blue right wing morass will probably eat him alive anyway. It’s swampy waters out there. A.K.A. Problem solved.
Yet there seems to be little difference between the words entrepreneur and exploiter these days. At least it seems so to the people who consider unbridled Capitalism ‘the be all and end all’, along with all the money and resulting power. When the very rich start meddling in politics it can become something of an Oligarchy. Look the word up! Look at Russia. Look at who courts Russia? Who’s rich? Take a guess.
I have no time for copycats. One trump is certainly enough for this continent at the moment and as far as that goes - for the entire planet. Disappear Kevin O’Leary and enjoy your life; you’ve got the money. Why make an ass out of yourself?