Only six percent of the American people give a shit about the wedding of two over privilege welfare brats from the UK. Yet the supermarket tabloids and mags are all front cover peddling the spectacle of this wedding. Why? Because corporate advertisers paid big buck for advertising to run during the coverage that the media corporations paid big bucks to cover.
Wake up folks. It is junk food for the mind. Crap to divert your attention from the rich right wing elite who are ass fucking you.
I was appalled when Stephanie Miller came on the Ed Schultz show the other night and desperately pleaded with people to care and watch.
I tell you what I would pay to watch, French Revolution of 1789 redux with modern real life cast of the royals and the rich in a reality show, where each week the elite scum vote which one of their class faces the firing squad.
From Laura Flanders Grit TV: http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/04/28-6
According to polls, only about 6 percent of Americans are following with any close attention the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. But that’s not stopping the media fascination on both sides of the Atlantic with American’s supposed fascination with Britain’s royals.
“Royal wedding reminds us why we tossed Brits,” ran one letter to a local paper recently. That exorbitant $80 million spent on a medieval style ritual in time of 21st century austerity. It’s shameful. It’s old world. It’s just what Americans fought a revolutionary war to throw off.
And then there are the folks like Rupert Cornwall at the UK Independent who argue hat people in the US love British royals precisely because they don’t have their own real thing. Gary Younge at the Nation noted that even his liberal friends wanted to know what he, a British citizen, thought of the prince marrying a “commoner.” Oh please.
The only serious and in fact actually quite insidious part about this is that it re-inscribes the notion that the US has no class.
Really? When the top one percent of wealthiest Americans own 34 percent of the country’s wealth and enjoyed 80 percent of the total increase in wealth here between 1980 and 2005? No class?
As for ruling class? In the UK the commoners keep their royals on welfare. Here we do the same with our corporations. Billions in tax dollars keep them afloat and keep CEOs in mansions. Why not just give them palaces? At least we could keep them open for tours.
Since the Supreme Court has given corporations free speech rights and personhood — how about marriage equality next?
Continue reading at: http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/04/28-6