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Capitalist Pig Hoenig out-pigs himself, says working for the common good is un-American

Reported by Chrish - July 16, 2008 -

RawStory has a segment from FOX and Friends yesterday 7/15/08 that must be noted: "Fox business analyst: Serving the common good is 'un-American'"

From the aptly self-proclaimed Capitalist Pig:

"There is a belief now," Hoenig went on, "that individuals, especially young people, should essentially ... 'devote themselves' to something greater than themselves -- sacrifice their own wants, their own interests, to serve the common good, whatever they happen to believe it is at the time. To me, that's very un-American."

Hoenig denied that there is any such thing as the "common good" beyond what a politician might say it is. "I just don't think it's the role of the government," he complained, "to have me tutoring young kids if I don't want to or digging latrines if I don't want to or cleaning up trash at housing projects."

Even when asked about the value of military service, Hoenig insisted that "people who serve in the military do so voluntarily, and I think they do so out of their own self-interest. They do so because they want to attack and kill a militant Islam. They do it very selfishly."

"Would we have been better served if Bill Gates had joined the Peace Corps during college?" Hoenig asked. "This country's prosperity has come from people looking and serving their own self-interest."

"We're in this culture of altruism now which worships self-sacrifice." Hoenig concluded scornfully. "Anything you do for yourself is bad. Any time you sacrifice your own wants or desires to help someone else, well that's inherently good. I just think there's something unbelievably un-American about that. People should pursue their own wants."

And he's proud of himself? People like him give capitalism a bad name. RawStory has the video.