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My Hero Lets Me Down.

Bill Murray’s 2011 Appearance on Squawk Box

“It’s not a question of asking other people for help or being rescued or anything like that,” he added. “I think there’s only so many people that can take care of themselves, and can take care of other people. And the rest of the people … they’re useful in terms of compost for the whole planet, you know.”

Murray’s message of personal responsibility “seemed to play into the message of Republicans,” The Hill reported in an article on the “Squawk Box” appearance. The conservative-leaning Drudge Report linked it.”* Jimmy Dore (The Jimmy Dore Show) and Steve Oh (COO of The Young Turks) discuss Murray’s comment and why it shows that he’s out of touch with middle class people.

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Ironic that he recently played FDR and came away with this point of view. Love Bill Murray! I’m gonna choose to believe he doesn’t actually think this way and was just over-generalizing. But then again I’ve been poor so long I guess I’m just out of touch with today’s millionaires.

This is why you shouldn’t have heroes Jimmy, unless they are me.

I hope he does see this video. This just bums me out. Watching him in this video has the opposite effect of watching him in Ghostbusters, Caddyshack, Meatballs… almost any film he’s been in.

Hum,I use to like him,now I think he’s a bore.

two points, yes we can save almost everyone because we collectively can afford it. But there is still this thing called survival of the fittest and evolution. Jimmy Dore is right and Bill Murray, though he was rude about it, is kinda right a little.

Jack is right, of course, there is “still this thing called survival of the fittest and evolution”, both of which have absolutely nothing to do Murray’s comments.

I think you misunderstand Bill Murray’s self-deprecation humor.

Social Darwinism has been out of favor, and ignored, for quite a while. Man is a cooperative species. Gathering in small groups, working as a extended family then tribe to survive. We take care of each other. One of the bright points of the old midwest was everyone looking out for each other/ Some of that came from religion, some of it from our need to band together. So it is not a huge leap to say “I would forgo some of my earnings or wealth in order for those who have nothing to have enough to live. As we have seen with minimum wages that are a living wage, workers are happier, more likely to work harder and stay longer than those who work for far less. If we all had enough to be comfortable then we could work for our group as citizens. And even those who decide or can’t, will be able to live a decent life without need or misery. None of that is necessary today.In fact I can say in a world where we can help all people, then we should. Let’s start with each other and work outwards from there.
Murray is demonstrating that fundamental detachment and lack of empathy that great wealth seems to bring. It’s sad. I loved him too. Now I won’t give him the time it takes to watch a skit. He’s lost me.

Bill Murray is a piece of shit. I will no longer be able to support him by watching his shitty movies. And he looks like he has a disease ……. I’ve always pretended he was funnier than he really is; because you want to show pity to the guy who is born with such obvious deficiencies.

Once again Jimmy you rise the the challenge of truth speaker. You’re most outstanding characteristic:to be I afraid to tell the truth! Never let anyone silence you! Your voice is your gift, your gift is the truth! Love you! Keep it up! And Bill Murray can go jump in a lake. (I said it really nicely) I think we all know what Bill Murray can do.

It costs relatively little, so little. Concerning evolution, it’s a myth that evolution is a matter of continual improvemmen. It is a matter of adaptation to circumstances, not knowing what the future holds there would be no way to determine which traits may be useful. It may very be someone in Bill’s pile of compost or a descendant most well-equipped. People are not a drain on society, people are an asset not a liability !!

First off, “this is not a dress rehearsal, this is you life” is a Tragically Hip quote. Just saying.

I wonder if he isn’t trying to talk about the downfalls convenience culture … but is failing at it … and coming off as a republican jackass? I hate to think he is actually as ignorant as this clip makes him sound.

Bill Murray was my hero too so it hurts me a little to hear him talk like this especially since the way he portrays himself to the public is this happy-go-lucky guy who wants everyone to just have a good time. Smoke a little, drink a little, dance a little… From Murray I’ve always gotten this message that if the world just chilled out and accepted each other for who they are that we humans would be okay. I’m not expecting that the actor Bill stand up and take up the cause of the poor and engage larger society in the political forum (like Jimmy Dore :) But where is that older brother figure who chastises the bully for us little guys and gals? Whatever inspired those characters and that public persona in the first place? Maybe he’s just stuck in some insanity loop where everyday is the same and keeps getting worse and now he’s cynical all the time?

Money breeds contempt, and the more money you have, the more contempt. I’ve never cared much for Bill Murray, finding him to be the latterday Jerry Lewis – humor for the sandbox set – and am a little surprised Jimmy claims/claimed him as a hero, but then I’ve always been a Lenny Bruce kinda guy. Disgusting to see Murray relegate the mass of human beings to the sh*tbox while he cools his heels up in Richtowne, eating children in one of his 5 homes (Beverly Hills, Martha’s Vineyard, Charleston, Palisades, and Greenwich village). I wonder if he ever stops to think about the incredible luck that landed him in his $140 million after issuing from poverty. Probably not. Pathetic excuse for a human being.

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