I love Ruby but what is the deal with the lack of a VM ?

I love Ruby but what is the deal with the lack of performance ?

Why does FreeBASIC run faster than my lovely Ruby code ?

Why do I have to ship source code with my Ruby app ?

Does this mean I have no choice but to develop Open Source Code
forever using Ruby ?

How will I ever be able to make any money coding Ruby when I have to
ship source code to all my customers ?

Why have all other languages that attempted to be commercial successes
failed because programmers had to ship source code with their apps for
those languages ? (*Check the history of Smalltalk*)

Where the heck is Ruby 1.9.0 for crying out-loud, I mean it's going on
2 years and still no stable Ruby 1.9.0 for me to play with at work !

I want to use Ruby for absolutely everything !

I want Ruby to be the only computer language anyone can legally use in
the USA !

I want to run for congress to get a law passed to make Ruby the
national programming language.

I want all other Moneky Coders like me to have to use the lovely Ruby
code I love to write !

Ruby Rocks !  (*Pass me another Red Bull so I can get back to work
writing more Ruby code !*)