Historical Inquiry 6

Is it too late in history to take idiots like these people and behead them and put their heads on pikes as a warning to others who would follow the same path?

Priya…received a Mercedes convertible and an assortment of diamond jewelry for her birthday. Her sister’s graduation gift package included a Bentley, diamonds and two homes in India.

“I was really surprised,” Divya said, “because I was only expecting a Bentley and one house.”

and (and!):

Sophie was just as quick to defend her mother’s decision to spend $180,000 for her party. “Unless they were crazy or hated their child, any parent who was financially able would do it,” she said.

Dude, your party cost more than my entire (not inexpensive) college education! Please, for the love of God, buy yourself some perspective!

I’ve heard a theory that shows like My Super-Sweet 16 are going to incite the proletariat into bloody revolution.

People like these schmucks make me think that might not necessarily be a bad idea.

6 thoughts on “Historical Inquiry

  1. Reply Rebecca Apr 27,2006 8:35 am

    I just went to a Bat Mitzvah at the Ritz.

  2. Reply TRoyal Apr 27,2006 1:51 pm

    But if you say anything, they start yapping about how unfair it is to hate rich people because they’re rich, and if you worked as hard as they did, you could be rich and blow 5 gigures on a party, too.

  3. Reply Ellen Apr 27,2006 4:15 pm

    Ah, but see I don’t hate these people because they have money, I hate them because of what they choose to do with that money.

    It takes me back to my (snotty private) high school a little bit. There were a few kids whose parents were worth the US Mint, and about half of them were like these lunatics and about half of them were just generically overpriveliged like most of the rest of the school.

    The people who bought the $5000 prom dress and the $3000 backup dress (sadly, I’m dead serious about this) are the ones I’m talking about. Although that girl’s dickweed boyfriend thought it would be hilarious to push her into the Reflecting Pool in her $5k dress, so I suppose the backup did come in handy.

  4. Reply TRoyal Apr 28,2006 4:39 pm

    I didn’t say that you personally would hate them. Just that a lot of these types are quick to put on the “righteous” thing and shriek at how persecuted they are because they’re rich. ANd you’re right, its because of what they’ve chosen to do with that dough and how utterly meaningless it is.

    Dumped in the Reflecting Pool. Heh.

  5. Reply Mark Apr 28,2006 5:09 pm

    Anyone who has money and has chosen to go on a reality show has some fourth wall self-referential consciousness about them that suggests that they want to strut their stuff, induce you to yell at them, then put themselves up on the cross. In fact, they probably have a pre-built cross in their 10-car garage waiting for moments like this.

  6. Reply Ellen Apr 28,2006 5:21 pm

    Troy, I know you didn’t mean me specifically, but I think my argument works for most people who are irritated with this whole cultural phenomenon.

    And Mark, you’re absolutely right but for one thing: I think they’d keep the cross in the guest house. Keeping things in the garage is so passé.

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