One of America’s most successful entrepreneurs slammed a growing trend among the would-be workforce as “too lazy,” “too fat,” and “too stupid.”
Bernie Marcus, founder of the Home Depot, laid bare his revulsion for the disappearing work ethic required of a free market system to sustain itself. He sarcastically thanked socialism for creating the new mindset where people simply don’t want to work.
“I’m worried about capitalism,” Marcus stated during an interview with the Financial Times. “Capitalism is the basis of Home Depot [and] millions of people have earned this success and had success. I’m talking manufacturers, vendors and distributors and people that work for us [who have been] able to enrich themselves by the journey of Home Depot. That’s the success. That’s why capitalism works.”
He continued blaming socialism and the toxic socialist mindset that destroys people’s desire to put in time and effort. “[N]obody works. Nobody gives a damn. ‘Just give it to me. Send me money. I don’t want to work — I’m too lazy, I’m too fat, I’m too stupid.’”
During the course of the interview, Marcus then railed against the dominant new culture – wokeism. Without holding back, he blasted the latest trends that harm not only the work ethic but the larger social culture at large. “We used to have free speech here,” he said. “We don’t have it. The woke people have taken over the world. You know, I imagine today they can’t attack me. I’m 93. Who gives a crap about Bernie Marcus?”
But Marcus wasn’t limited to attacking the working classes. Much of his vitriol was aimed at those who had made their fortune but have since lost their focus, mission, and drive. “Too timid to jump in, these are people who took great risks in whatever they did, but they’re afraid to take this risk [to get] into the charitable world and help other people. Why, I don’t know,” he said.
As the interview continued, the conversation naturally turned to American conservative politics, specifically addressing the perceived frontrunners in 2024 for the GOP nomination. In the past, Marcus has donated both to Donald Trump’s presidential campaigns and Ron DeSantis’s gubernatorial elections.
He described Trump’s policies as “spot on,” but also conceded, “It’s going to be very interesting in ‘24 because I think that DeSantis will challenge him. And may the better man win.”
He went on to say that Joe Biden was “the worst president in the history of this country.”
To finish out the interview, Marcus spoke about the failed efforts of the woke brigade to cancel him over his support of Donald Trump. Unbothered in nthe slightest, the wildly successful businessman fired back on Facebook to detractors saying that, “In the next ten years, God willing, I will accomplish more to save this world than my critics will do even if they had forty lifetimes.”
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