This is a shining example of the “collapse” root. It is a pristine example of moral decay and cowardice, intellectual bankruptcy, mind numbing irrationality, and the attempt by some to force contradiction into reality. And this is a man paid huge sums of money to report “the news”.
Everything coming out of Chris Matthews mouth is an inversion of reality.
When he says “ability to pay”, what he really means is being punished for your success. The more successful you become, the larger the chunk of your property should be taken from you via violence. By this logic, the most successful person in the country should be “allowed” to keep 0% of their money. They should be starved to death for being so successful.
When Chris says “helping people”, what he actually means is hurting people. Which is a soft way of saying “I will accomplish good by evil means”. Yet, evil means are incapable of producing good ends. Evil produces evil. Good produces good. An apple produces an apple tree. Humans produce humans.
Apples do not produce orange trees. Humans do not produce turkeys.
Notice how Chris avoids the questions of the interviewer. He avoids them because he is incapable of answering them. He is incapable of honestly answering them because the questions are adequately fundamental — to the point that they allow no room for dishonesty. If Chris were to honestly answer them it would be the equivalent of psychological suicide. It would be the equivalent of fully admitting, to his own self, that he were fundamentally evil.
Even murderous dictators like Adolph Hitler retain a pretense of “good”. On a much smaller, and less obvious scale, this is the evasion of reality that Chris practices.
That you have rights only so long as they are convenient for the majority. Which means you have no rights at all.
This is the literal meaning of most political discussion today. This is the root of political and moral collapse. If this trend is not reversed with a real time gamechanger, like Ron Paul, the only possible conclusion is total collapse. The translation of this into every day life is widespread pain, suffering, and the destruction of most if not all of your values, including the individual people you care about most.
A vote for anyone but Ron Paul in 2012 is a vote for death and destruction.
— Anthony Dream Johnson