Sunday, December 31, 2006

This morning on the CBS Sunday Morning Show they had an article on how much money is being spent on New Years Parties. They didn’t stop there, it went on to the vast amounts of money being spent on wedding, receptions, birthday parties, and more.

Maybe three or four million bucks will be spent on one party…. Just to show a lavish show of wealth.

They also had a clip the CEO of Tyco giving his wife a birthday party with Jimmy Buffet as the paid entertainment which the whole affair cost millions, millions of Tyco’s money.

I think essentially it is of the rich (haves) showing off their wealth and the poor (have nots) have to tolerate it. Some poor cleaning woman who is barely getting by on her minimum wage doesn’t want to face that shit.

As I mentioned in a previous blog entry we went to High Museum in Atlanta to a Louvre Exhibit. What was there then was the Collection of the French Royalty. The French Royalty and the upper class back in the late 1700s were spending huge amounts of money of art and other things to show their wealth – again, the haves and the have nots.

Remember what happened next.

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Blogger Suzanne said...

Excellent point. I like to think about the fall of ancient Rome as a warning as well.

3:24 PM  
Blogger ET said...

I wish I had thought of Ancient Rome.

3:29 PM  
Blogger kenju said...

Having just seen the French palaces (Louvre and Versailles) in Oct. I can say that they are/were lavish beyond all imagination. My boss had a wedding last weekend (of which I will post a pic or two soon) in which the mother of the bride walked into the reception room and upon seeing the flowers, said "Oh, my friends will all be sooooooo impressed". She was focused not on what the bride wanted - but what would impress HER friends. Shameless.

4:15 PM  
Blogger ET said...

That is a shame. That happens too often.

4:40 PM  

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