I’m never one to question anyone who claims to stand on principle. I admire passion. I’ve said for a while now that it’s a lost art for people to deeply care about something so much that they devote a large part of themselves to it.
And then there are those who claim to do all of that, when in reality they’re nothing more than self-serving jackasses who are trying to profit off of staged stunts and the ignorance of those who are gullible enough to believe them.
You see, in the middle of a broadcast, Lewis just abruptly quit. Though his boss says that he had informed the network that he would be quitting on August 1st, I highly doubt any of them thought he would walk off mid show.
And why did he do this? Well, according to Lewis, “There’s a tipping point for everyone and for the economy as well. I’m going to try to make certain (Minnesota Gov.) Mark Dayton gets as little of my money as possible going forward. My ending may have been a bit dramatic, but it’s a suitable one, because it’s happening all over. If people who take capital risks keep getting demonized, they will stop playing the game.”
If that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to you, I don’t blame you.
The real reason why he most likely did this was to draw attention to a Libertarian website he just started that pushes Ayn Rand’s philosophies on how we should conduct ourselves as a society. Though I refuse to name the website because that’s what he’s wanting people covering this story to do.
While he calls his exit “dramatic,” that’s an absolute joke. You can’t call something “dramatic” when you planned to do it. That’s like faking emotion. If you fake emotion, then it’s really not emotion – it’s acting.
What all of this boils down to is his desire to stroke his own ego – and I’m sure his desire to make money off of his “members only” garbage website as well.
And he knows Libertarians just eat that Ayn Rand trash up by the spoonful.
I’ve often joked that I should really just pretend to be a conservative or Libertarian. You know how easy it is to make money on that side of the political argument? Their followers are just sheep waiting for their shepherds to tell them what to do.
And that’s what Lewis is hoping to exploit. His “dramatic” exit from his show proves what a phony he really is. Because when he decided to plan something as pathetic as this, walking out on a commitment to his show in mid broadcast, that displays exactly what kind of person you’re dealing with.