Tuesday, August 30, 2011
I've never been more pissed off at the liberal worldview than I am right now, after watching this travesty. Only the insanely wealthy could believe that exchanging fur for diamonds is a good thing, while thousands of people are worked to death in African diamond mines.
Diamonds, by the way, are controlled by the De Beers cartel, which artificially inflates the price of a diamond by hoarding the vast majority of production. Somebody else has already run down the history of the diamond scam, and I suggest you give it a look over. It's not surprising that Hollywood figures who are constantly encouraged to endorse the diamond industry, would feel good and smug about replacing fur for a bunch of pretty useless rocks. Once again we see a fine example of how the fetishization of the individual leads to warped social priorities.
How much better would California be if the money spent on those outlandish outfits, was instead donated to homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and work programs? Or even better yet, how much better would it be if they could raise taxes on the rich!?
Few things are more vile than a heart which is in the wrong place for the right reasons. Yet these are the people who dominate our media.