Forget Wall Street: Occupy Hollywood!
In the National Post, Rex Murphy writes that by "limiting their wrath to the sharks and swine of Wall Street," the assorted Occupy gangs may be "shortchanging themselves:"
There are many venues and theatres of greed other than the stock market. And they are tenanted by agents of ferocity and appetite equal to any gold-lusting shill at an investment bank. Greed has many McMansions, and they are all worth the "occupying."
Has anyone, for example, apart from her jilted "husband," thought of occupying - Kim Kardashian?
Of course, I mean "occupy" purely in its fashionable protest sense. Occupy her, not for being even more formidably vulgar and avaricious than Paris Hilton, a truly Olympic distinction. No - occupy her for running a tawdry TV spectacle called (hand over mouth, please) Kim's Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event, selling the rights, drowning in the publicity and then announcing the "divorce" a mere 72 days into the staged connubial farce.
Various reports - one from the New York Post, for instance - put the revenues from this mockery, the flow of cash to Kardashian Inc., at something over $17-million. Is it possible - yes I'm reverting to the great cliché without the smack of an apology - that we live in a world where children starve for want of a dime a day, while this bloated, vacuous ego gets to rake in $17-million for a gaudy, inane travesty? If greed's the target, and vulgarity a bonus, then Occupy Kim Kardashian. Occupy the whole dam clan of Khardashians for their shameless cupidity.
Occupying Hollywood would have an additional economic benefit -- lowering energy costs:
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, known for her role as Elaine on the popular sitcom “Seinfeld,” has released a video urging President Obama to reject the permit for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. She joins a number of other celebrities and activists who have spoken out against the pipeline, and will be participating in the November 6 Tar Sands Action protest at the White House.
You can't complain about Big Oil keeping energy prices high, when Big Hollywood is determined to artificially prop them up. But then, as PJM CEO Roger L. Simon learned the hard way earlier this week, Hollywood isn't too thrilled with the notion of freedom these days.
Or as Arthur Chrenkoff once wrote, Mr. Gorbachev, bring back that wall!