I don't care what Mr. Flatmo's critics say about the "obscenity" of prolific welding resources and labor used to create a frivolous, carbon-belching monstrosity "El Pupo" during the sixth largest extinction event on Earth that's being rapidly accelerated by carbon-caused climate change.
The U.S. is no longer an entrepreneurial manufacturing leader and our celebrity culture is offering today's youths an opportunity for a critical diversion from their malaise and decades of public divestment, outsourcing, record gaps in income, opportunity and reward. Celebrities want our forgiveness, they're not asking for permission!
Do we want more depressed youths, or do we want them wearing their favorite singer's logo at "El Pupo" concerts, to pour open their lives and data on Facebook and to adopt Apple as a lifestyle?
Celebrities are our kid's institutions!
Instead of a robust public education we have Zuckerberg's rescue of public schools, instead of a vibrant literary culture we have Oprah's book club, instead of investments in public health we have the Gates Foundation.
Celebrities aren't inviting our children to be just like them, celebrity's success is based on leaving everyone else behind.
A small price to pay to allow the rich to save America.
(Special thanks to G. Packer @ the New Yorker).
In Print This Week:
Apr 30, 2015
vol XXVI issue 18
Growing the Machine
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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