Posted: 8/19/2012 12:33:12 AM
I had to call bullshit. I saw the recent Yahoo article on the rich-kid instagram thing. A bunch of spoiled twats ran up some crazy bar tabs, I guess over a hundred thousand Euros and plastered pics of it everywhere. And also there were other pics of them flaunting wealth, hanging out on yachts, etc.
See, at first the article elicits this sense of disgust. You're compelled to think "see, there it is, these rich friggin scumbags, bragging and rubbing it in your face." But then I thought...well, really what's the problem? Sure, I'd like to take a weed wacker to these idiots faces, but how can I get mad that they're PAYING a LARGE bill. That's all it is. In this case, I agree that the media is promoting class warfare. They run up large, expensive tabs. But then they PAY them. Then the owners of that bar get paid. And they pay the bartenders, and the rest of the staff. And they buy more food for the bar. So the local suppliers get paid. And the bartenders pay their rent or mortgage, or maybe get a huge tip from the huge bill and buy something for their kids. And maybe all that doesn't happen if some snotty behind kid doesn't try to impress some model.
In this case, that is some biased media trying to spin a non-issue. There'd probably be a lot less divide in this country if that garbage wasn't propagated.