As folks who speak in the vernacular would say, this photo ‘got to me’. I met Warren Buffet only once. It was in Tower 2 of the World Trade Center. The occasion was a luncheon at the offices of the New York Society of Securities Analysts where I was a member at the time. Perhaps my reaction is just a personal one due to a sensitivity heightened by the timing, so close to 911.
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is an award bestowed by the President of the United States and is the highest award of honor given to a civilian. It recognizes those individuals who have made “an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.
Warren Buffet is a man of integrity and good will. Lenin called such well intended people who supported his reign “useful idiots”. I find it grating to see our President grant such a high honor to someone best known as a political advocate for one of the President’s controversial political positions.
I suppose there was no other choice. We do not have a Medal of Useful Idiocy, although a medal for cowardice was actually proposed a couple of years ago. It was to be called the Medal of Courageous Restraint. Click the link to see what we wrote about it. It was a good post.
YJCMTSU (You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up)