In the upside-down world of liberal looters, those who want to keep the fruits of their own labor are greedy, while those who wish to take that which they have not earned are altruists.
The Daily Mail reports:
The protest has been provoked by U2’s decision to move their multi-million-pound music and publishing business away from Ireland – thus allegedly avoiding taxes on record sales.
He said: ‘Bono claims to care about the developing world, but U2 greedily indulges in the very kind of tax avoidance that is crippling poor nations.
Because everyone knows that if you pay Irish taxes, poverty in the developing world will be wiped out.
It comes as no surprise that the latest nutcase claims of “greed” are being leveled by a group calling themselves “Art Uncut”. Which has written previously that “[the] belief in sacred, inviolable property rights is superstitious and primitive.” While at the same time arguing that the State should use force to put taxpayer money into artists pocketbooks.
Apparently Art Uncut thinks the only appropriate way for artists to be paid is through State funding by coerced wealth redistribution. Any artist who makes a living by selling records or performing shows is a greedy capitalist who exploits the masses and wants to see the third world remain undeveloped.
Ludwig Von Mises once said,
It is not true that the dangers to the maintenance of peace, democracy, freedom, and capitalism are a result of a revolt of the masses. They are an achievement of scholars and intellectuals, of sons of the well-to-do, of writers and artists pampered by the best society.
Indeed, we see Mises prophecies ring true once again. Art Uncut is engaged in what psychologists call psychological projection.
Psychological projection or projection bias is a psychological defense mechanism where a person unconsciously denies his or her own attributes, thoughts, and emotions, which are then ascribed to the outside world, such as to other people. Thus, projection involves imagining or projecting the belief that others have those feelings.
The real greedy people in this charade of a protest movement are the artists themselves. They suck at producing music that people actually want to buy voluntarily, so they turn to the weapons of the State in order to prop up their shitty music sales. – Not unlike the bankers who use the State to keep their banks solvent when no one wants to buy their shitty mortgage backed securities.