Do liberals understand that a guy like Steve Jobs could not even exist in a world where their wishes and fantasies about equality had come true?
Do liberals even understand that Jobs’ life is the personification of our American capitalist system? The entrepreneur who creates something out of nothing. Someone who (like Gates) dropped out of college because he wanted to do real work. A man who was not working to fullfil some idealistic cause but to translate his creativity into products.
A man who was not know to be ‘nice to the community’ (or nice to anyone really) but instead a ruthless competitor whose only interest was to build a great business. A workaholic who created something not measured by ‘social value’ but an actual empire of wealth (Apple’s market capitalization hit $371 billion a month ago and Job’s own fortune is estimated in $8.3 billion).
It is almost comical to see all these people idolizing Jobs without really understanding what he symbolizes. Jobs is what America is all about.