Sunday, November 16, 2014

All's Well, That ENDS Well?

My friend calls them the "Kartrashians" so the trash bag Kim popped out of is apt. The entire ass controversy is so crazy to me, I think we have descended into another level of Dante's Inferno. Sex sells and nothing says profit like a giant ass.
Papers profits must be through the roof. 
This carefully constructed image tells me a lot. It's not about Kim's ass, or the pose, or feminism, or sexism. It's more about capitalism. Because no matter how stupid you are, if you work really, really hard and you do all the "right things," go to a good school, you will be successful. Seriously, isn't Keeping Up With The Kardashians what we all aspire to? Isn't it the American Dream? Thank God, Kim's parents didn't waste thousands of dollars sending her to college, since being besties with Paris Hilton and famous for making a sex tape, that's what being successful is all about!
If I look back in history, it wasn't that long ago when women tried to look exactly like Kim. 
Look familiar? Like a lot of our life in the year 2014, resembles something out of a Dickens novel, the American Empire is dying, and we exist in a state of ignorance. We aren't that different than Great Britain of that era, economically stressed and militarily extended. The sun may have set over the British Empire, but here in America, the moon is rising.
It's no wonder so many people are taking the Prozac, but back then the drug of choice was opium. Supposedly the "horrors of addiction weren't understood" I don't think for a minute we know exactly what Prozacs side effects are, because no one understands exactly how it works, sometimes you have to take even more than one antidepressent. That's got to be depressing. People are in despair
because they can't make ends meet, here in the "greatest nation on earth."
There's been a lot of blame going on in the recent election about how the democrats lost. What hasn't been addressed is that Americans have lost faith.
Even Prozac can't fix that. Americans know that they are living with economic inequality not seen in a century.
Bigger isn't necessarily better. 
Oversized corporations have coopted our government, the employees of these companies wages are so low they require food stamps to survive. Any power
workers had is gone now. There are few full time jobs, the industrial revolution is gone, now we have a tech revolution, no one really knows where a working class American is going to fit, things aren't looking good.
We have bigger banks, causing bigger problems and if they tank the economy they get a big bailout.
You know what else seems to never go out of style? Spying!
Sidney Reilly
Check out this dude, he was known as The Ace Of Spies. He doesn't look like Snowden, he spied for four countries and collected a lot of data and was the basis for James Bond. Those movies were a lot of fun, but the NSA is no joke. No one thinks it's funny to have their personal data collected.
Another thing we have in common with the Dickens era. PRISONS! Dear Lord they had a lot, debtors prisons, work houses. It used to be that Britain sent their prisoners here, when they couldn't do that anymore they got themselves a Prison Industrial Complex.
I don't think they can hold a candle to us, we do prisons BIG time. "7 million persons are under the supervision or control of correctional services in the United States"
That much incarceration can be a serious problem when trying to Keep Up With The Kardashians!
I guess in Victorian times that would be like trying to keep up with the Queen of England. 
But what really bit England in the ass? War, just like it's ruined our country. If anything we've created more instability. Our perpetual state of war has fatigued our citizens and drained our resources and our inept bureaucracy can't even take care of our veterans right.This doesn't bode well for average Americans whose extra large asses are never going to pay off for them, not like Kim's does for her. We all have to work till we drop as Social Security fades away and we return to a Dickensian hell that we worked so hard to escape from. We were a super power, but those days are over and we can all watch that giant greasy moon rise over the dark night of America's soul.


  1. I'm a bit surprised at all the attention Kim Kardashian's ass is getting. She's hardly the first celebrity to go au naturel on a magazine. Esquire and Rolling Stone have a nude celeb every other week it seems. I think it would be old hat by now. Are big butts the "in" thing? Nothing wrong if they are, I just wasn't aware of the change in style. I know women who wear skirts instead of shorts in the summer because they feel their behinds are too big, so this should cheer them up. If we're going to be bombarded by sexist imagery--I don't necessarily know that this is but that's the criticism--at least it's sexist imagery that's open to, er, rebooting.

    One reason our prison population is so big is harsh drug laws. Illegal drugs, not Prozac. Oddly enough, cocaine and opium (the basis for heroin) were legal in Dickens day. We still lock up poor people, just through a different means, that's all.

    1. Maybe it's everything old is new again? Maybe it's this?

  2. We, as a nation, are doing it all to ourselves. We vote for people who oppose high taxes for the rich even though they don't affect us, because what if –what if! – one day we do become rich. We get distracted by wedge issues designed to take our eyes off the ball. We don't bother to go to the polls. We vote against our own self-interest, with alarming regularity.

    Then, as we give the wrong people more strength for the wrong reasons, we become powerless to undo our blunders.

    People get the government they deserve.

    Yours very crankily,
    The New York Crank

    1. I don't believe that. Nope. The parties are owned. No one took their eyes off the ball when they voted Democrat and they turned into Republicans. We are voting for RepubliDemocratCorportations. That's not our blunder.. It's Capitalist Crap. You can go to the gerrrymandered polls all you want and vote. People don't vote for a reason, they know they are being shafted.

  3. Kim Kardashian gives ASSES a bad name......