Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg thinks the way to heaven is by pushing gun control as much as possible. That and placing government mandates and regulations on people’s dietary choices. Bloomberg said that he’s already reserved his spot in heaven for all his good works, and that his best efforts in gun control are yet to come.
Mr. Bloomberg was introspective as he spoke, and seemed both restless and wistful. When he sat down for the interview, it was a few days before his 50th college reunion. His mortality has started dawning on him, at 72. And he admitted he was a bit taken aback by how many of his former classmates had been appearing in the “in memoriam” pages of his school newsletter.
But if he senses that he may not have as much time left as he would like, he has little doubt about what would await him at a Judgment Day. Pointing to his work on gun safety, obesity and smoking cessation, he said with a grin: “I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close.”
Bloomberg’s planning on spending some $50 million on gun control efforts this year and reorganizing the groups that he funds into one umbrella organization called Everytown for Gun Safety.
He didn’t seem to care about the image that he projects as one of a super rich guy who’s known for trying to ban sugary drinks. He told the Times reporter that everywhere he goes, he feels like a rock star. “People yelling out of cabs, ‘Hey, way to go!’”
First of all, I’m sure he’d get the same reception if he ever visited Kennesaw, Georgia. But what he doesn’t mention, of course, is that while “all these people” are shouting their approval of him and patting him on the back (actually they wouldn’t be allowed to be that near him), he’s surrounded by armed security. Yes, armed with guns, objects that he’s trying to get banned for everyone else.
The NRA reportedly spends about $20 million annually, and groups affiliated with the evil Koch brothers spent about $30 million over the past 6 months. To liberals, those amounts are an abomination. They’re the reason we need to get rid of “money and politics.” But when it’s Bloomberg’s money being used to influence politics, it’s great. It’s for a good cause. It’s so great, Bloomberg’s already reserved his space in heaven.
I like what Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America had to say: “He’s got the money to waste. So I guess he’s free to do so. But frankly, I think he’s going to find out why his side keeps losing.”