Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Who or What Are the Kardashians?

There are many mysteries of life that sometimes baffle me. Is there life after death? Do aliens exist? How did the universe really begin? Who killed Kennedy? These are profound questions that hopefully someday will be answered. One lingering question I have had for the past few years is why in hell do people watch the reality TV series, "Keeping up with the Kardashians"?

I have a friend who watches it quite frequently and have had the opportunity to watch it on occasion. but it seems like a complete waste of time. When I first watched it I asked myself "who are the Kardashians?". So I Googled them and found out who they were. I was not impressed. They just appear to be a family version of that useless, rich airhead, Paris Hilton. When I found out that former Olympian, Bruce Jenner, is married to the matriarch of the Kardashian family, I lost all respect for him. The very few times I have watched along with my friend I have seen spoiled brats steal their father's credit card, families argue over trivial luxuries that the rest of us can't even ever imagine affording and arrogant obnoxious teenage girls spend enough money on clothes to feed, clothe and house many many poor families in this country and perhaps hundreds of families in the third world. No one in this family has the slightest concept of the meaning on money or any kind of social responsibility. Sure they have started businesses, that supposedly heighten the awareness of the environment, but these were only to make money off the concerns of the truly sociable responsible public.

In today's hard economic times, where people are demonstrating against the excesses of wall street, big business and the extremely wealthy , it is hard to believe that people would watch a reality show where the family flaunts their wealth so flamboyantly.  The recent 72 day sham marriage of Kim Kardashian, which made the family another $18 million, shows just how stupid some people can be.  Television stations and advertisers shelled out millions of dollars for a contrived wedding that made fools of everyone, but the Kardashians, and yet people who have no chance for a real life continue to watch these arrogant, materialistic con-men.I want to know what happened to the supposed $2 million engagement ring Kim got. Maybe it was sold for charity. I doubt it.

During this political season there are many pushing for an increase in taxes for the super wealthy and I believe "Keeping up with the Kardashians" is the strongest argument in favor of that. I am sure, however, that those same people bitching about how much the wealthy have and they don't, will continue to watch the Kardashians.

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