"Some People Just Don't Fit In The Economy" Buffett Explains: "We'll Send Them Off To Afghanistan"

Tyler Durden's picture

Not to be outdone by his partner Charlie Munger (who offended many with his comments that "gold is a great thing to sew onto your garments if you're a Jewish family in Vienna in 1939,"), Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett - having already taken on Europe, comparing Greece to a "dog peeing on the carpet" of Europe,
suggesting Germany stop "rewarding behavior you want to get rid of"
- takes aim at the military. Speaking on Bloomberg TV, the octagenerian oracle of offense just unfriended every American veteran...

"You want everybody educated to their potential. You want people to reach their potential. That still won't work for some people in a highly developed market system.


I mean if this were a sports-based system, you could give me a PhD in football, and I could practice eight hours a day, and I might be able to carry the water from, not onto the field, but from the locker room to the bench. There's just some people don't fit well into a highly skilled market-based economy.


They're perfectly decent citizens. We'll send them off to Afghanistan, but they are not going to command a big price."

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So just the words of a funny old man who is losing his marbles, or an elitist "crony" oligarch who knows there are no consequences for his words or actions?

On the bright side, at least he did not mention illegal immigrants.

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OrangeJews's picture
OrangeJews (not verified) Sep 8, 2015 5:24 PM

Send "Bathtub" Warren to Afghanistan.

Listen and agree with Uncle Warren.

coinhead's picture
coinhead (not verified) OrangeJews Sep 8, 2015 5:27 PM

Still doesn't outdo Kissinger... “Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy.”

Headbanger's picture

Didn't Horse Face say the same thing some years ago before being Sec of State?

38BWD22's picture



That's (Warren) going to make people angry who are suspicious of Limousine Liberal Billionaires already...

Bilderberg Member's picture

Aren't they the very same people eating your Dairy Queen crap Uncle Warren?

kliguy38's picture

He doesn't give a rat's ass about any of the sheep........you're dirt to him

ThroxxOfVron's picture

Not dirt: cannon fodder for his crony crapitalist oligarchy.

HE knows what YOUR value IS.

knukles's picture

What do you expect!?!?!?!?!
He makes money off the backs of Sociopaths making money off back of the middle class
He's a big owner of Goldman Sachs, FFS!
Warren, methinks you just got your ass a wrong image problem, like Goldman claiming that "We own the world", or "Are doing God's work."

                       Something is seriously the fuck wrong.

Stainless Steel Rat's picture
Stainless Steel Rat (not verified) knukles Sep 8, 2015 6:29 PM

Trumpisms don't go over so well on actual business magnates.

MontgomeryScott's picture

I see 9 comments above me, with a smattering of downvotes (7 -1, and 2 -2).

I'd say that even that octegenarian elitist cocksucker Buffett reads ZH (along with a Kissinger supporter and a John Kohn family member).

Here's a song for you negative voting WAR PIGS:






fleur de lis's picture

Yep. He should be bagged and dropped in so he can try out his own bright idea. He's just another effeminate kleptoparasite pest, better suited to the wilds of Afghanistan and the debonaire Taliban. Maybe he'd find his niche in the opium economy, honest work is beneath him and his friends.


JungleCat's picture

He already has work in the hopium economy right here at home.

He's an affable and congenial pile of arrogance, Warren is.

Divine Wind's picture




Buffett is an idiot.

There is a saying in military circles:

"Never piss off anyone who can kill you from a different ZIP code."

Sages wife's picture

Imagine how pathetic he'll be, fumbling around in the dirt for his broken glasses, "Please, please, I never meant to,...I mean, I just wanted to...I promise I'll...". Welcome to the future Warren; welcome to the real world. Bang.

Clever Name's picture

I was alone in our gym with the sound and captions on and saw it. The captioning stubled right then, and I was really hoping I didnt hear what I thought I heard.

clymer's picture

I still can't believe that Becky banged this fossil.

TSA Thug's picture

I like real free speech. "funny old man who is losing his marbles", probably not. You get to that age with that size of wallet and you just DGAS. Wake some folks up.

HardAssets's picture

The psychopath Satanists in charge call the military and police -

'Our dogs'

and they despise them more than the everyday people - because they help enslave and oppress their own kind. All for a psychopath fiat currency paycheck and pension - which will be worth zero.

Warren did people a favor - by showing exactly how They think.

847328_3527's picture

Cannon fodder is an informal, derogatory term for combatants who are regarded or treated as expendable in the face of enemy fire. The term is generally used in situations where combatants are forced to deliberately fight against hopeless odds (with the foreknowledge that they will suffer extremely high casualties) in an effort to achieve a strategic goal; an example is the trench warfare of World War I. The term may also be used (somewhat pejoratively) to differentiate infantry from other forces (such as artillery, air force or the navy), or to distinguish expendable low-grade or inexperienced combatants from supposedly more valuable veterans.

The term derives from fodder, as food for livestock. Soldiers are the metaphorical food for enemy cannon fire.[1]



InvalidID's picture


 Not for nothin, but no shit.

Nobody For President's picture

Yep, I was Infantry, and even worse, I volunteered. I suspect Warren was too busy making money to bother to serve his country, and I kinda like old Warren - for foregoing New York and the big money and moving back to Kansas or wherever the fuck and buying a simple house and marrying his childhood sweetheart: and still living in the same house and married to the same girl.

But he is getting senile. And Warren, if you are reading this (fat chance) you owe an apology to all of us that served while you got filthy rich.

GEM, VietNam era vet, Airborne, Ranger, Infantry. Honorable Discharge. Proud of my service.

amadeus39's picture

So you got what you  wanted and Warren got what he wanted you to get. What's the problem?



"There is pride before the fall."      The Bible

Guinny_Ire's picture

He lives in Ritz-Carltons and Four Seasons for most of the year with full room service at the top of the building. The house allows him to "remember his roots" lol. He's a horse shitter and nothing else.

Normalcy Bias's picture

If Uncle Warren starts to have enough 'episodes' of this type, he might ruin his carefully crafted public image as a kindly 'ole Grandpa.

Chief Wonder Bread's picture

He's a POS and always has been. He better shut up and quit giving interviews while he's ahead.

Bay of Pigs's picture

I saw him on the BlowHorn today getting fluffed by the Bimbo and asked absurdly simplistic questions.

He has lost his fuckan mind, and lies through his teeth. He sounded a lot like Paul Krugman.

Chief Wonder Bread's picture

I never watch that shit. I'd rather chew glass.

A Nanny Moose's picture

Then shit it out.

Warren's dad might just be rolling over in his grave...or not.

anonnn's picture

The main difference between Warren and me was the ability to choose wisely at decision-making time, right from the gitgo.

Warren deliberated with great care when selecting his parents, thus profiting greatly from their experienced guidance and upbringing and inheritance of insider knowledge from a skilled and prosperous Wash. DC politician and financial/stockbroker. It paid off bigtime for his acquisitive character.

Me? Not so much.

balolalo's picture

this is how the oligarchs communicate to each other and to their sub-oligarchs who march in tow.

if you are not in the families in charge then you are considered staff, a resource, cannon fodder, test subject, or criminal

everything is to their plans,

but shit collapses and things are falling apart you might say, they are losing control...

no dummy, they will be just fine, what about you? your kids?

it was by design to destroy every real attempt at proper education..... hit them from day one....

they have a plan b, c, d, e, and are 1000 steps ahead, wake up dumbasses, this civilization is a slaughterhouse, and imagine how it looks on fire....

Bioscale's picture

best comment in this thread

there is a saying that 358 families control the world.. and they did care pretty well to convince US folks about them being exeptional. and now this exceptionalism is coming to an end, finally

Kolchak's picture

No, there is actually 8 at the top, the "other" 350 work for them and so on and so forth. They are currently in a state of collapse and in fighting.

Fukushima Fricassee's picture
Fukushima Fricassee (not verified) Bilderberg Member Sep 8, 2015 7:47 PM

Boycott that mother fucker

ThroxxOfVron's picture

Fuck boycott.


What has he actually done to earn his wealth?  

What has he made?  Productive how?   When?

Dump his worthless ass into the Soylent Green mix basin.

InvalidID's picture


 If he's a big holder of Goldman, he's by extension a big holder of the dollar. I can't boycott the dollar, that's what my pay checks come in... :/

Christophe2's picture

Keep your money in gold and silver, and only use their FRNs when needed, so you suffer less from their inflation.  Don't spend money on any corporate offerings (as much as possible), and look instead for small independent companies offfering alternate services.  (ex: never buy food from the super market, but instead from the farmer's market).

I am having lots of fun boycotting their shit, and no doubt my health and finances are better for it!

TeamDepends's picture

The essential act of war is destruction, not necessarily of human lives, but of the products of human labor.
-George Orwell, 1984

logicalman's picture

War is the ultimate consumer.

Been saying so for decades.

Thirtyseven's picture

General Dynamics needs your son to die so they can sell a product.

jeff montanye's picture



War's good business so give your son

and I'd rather have my country die for me.

                                             -- grace slick

The Gooch's picture

"War is a racket" - Smedley Butler

The ghost of Simo Hayha is within us all.

SuperRay's picture

Well, the people at the bottom are generally ignorant, clueless and unable to really contribute to a positive, uplifting culture.  The people at the top destroyed already whatever was positive and uplifting in the culture.  I say, let's just kill'em all and start over again.  Trouble is, for every thousand creative, positive, kind, thoughtful, moral people who can make something beautiful, there are two or three psychopaths who will turn it into a weapon to kill people and seek power over others.  Same as it ever was.  God bless George Orwell and Aldous Huxley, the true visionaries of mankind's future.

Christophe2's picture

Both Huxley and Orwell were POS.

Orwell was a member of the satanic Fabian Society, a secret society whose very image is of a wolf in sheep's clothing FOR GOD's SAKE!

The dude was a conspiring mofo who was paid to create progaganda that would terrorize and confuse the sheeple.  1984 does nothing but make people feel like they could never stop such a totalitarian system (which we live in currently!).  It makes you think that there is no way out.


Similarly, Huxley was also another creep from the same fold, and whose writings serve also as inspiration for the elites, and as a guide meant as a form of unavoidable fate for the sheeple.


THINK ABOUT IT: would the totalitarian, brain-washing 'skools' have ever included their books into their curriculum if they didn't fit 100% with the elites' plans?

When people learn that reality is much like 1984, they subconsciouly come to think that things are therefore hopeless, that there is nothing we can do to stop it...

2handband's picture

Sad truth: there is nothing we can do to stop it. 

TheAntiProgressive's picture

The broken window theory writ large with explosions.