If it weren’t for the wealthy people suffering from guilt, I doubt that socialism in the US wouldn’t exist.
Witness the recent leftist “grassroots” rally in DC. They had to pay people to show up. No one paid the tea party people to show up at their rally.
The anti-gun bloggers packed up and went home when the Joyce Foundation cut their funding. No one is paying gunbloggers to blog (Sorry, tactical wheelbarrows full of NRA cash just don’t exist.)
Everywhere I look I see socialists being paid to be socialists.