By Richard Cameron, Communities Digital News
“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.”
This statement seems arrogant and delusional, but it is pure Michael Bloomberg. Politicians are inclined not only to seek opportunity in tragedy, but also to see themselves as light bringers and messiahs.
Rarely do you find one who possesses in high degree the instincts of a leader or a problem-solver. They are more likely to come with such an inflated sense of self-importance, virtue and righteousness of cause that they claim celestial wisdom far beyond that of ordinary men and women. They are long on pontification and short on practical understanding, truth or perspective.
Bloomberg is the very embodiment of the gaseous crusader, possessing the conceit of an Übermensch coupled with the conviction that the rest of us are supplicants who desire only his illumination and approval. If you think you have arrived at a solid appraisal of the facts, but have not yet heard Mike’s authoritative ruling on it, you are sadly mistaken.
Bloomberg was cheated by destiny not to have lived in the age of emperors; if ever a man thought he deserved the title “Augustus,” it’s Michael Bloomberg.