So today I was sent a link by a friend to a tumblr page. This page displays images of (mostly) rich young people blowing their money and showing it
off over instagram. Some of it is harmless, but some of it absolutely blows my mind. The blatant showing off, the attempt at superiority and being
king of the castle is just gross.
Don't get me wrong, I would love to be this privileged, we all would to some degree. However some of these images are downright irresponsible. The
rich are making all this money, and they are getting stupid by waving it around like this. The bottom of the barrel (aka 99%) are only going to sit
around and watch this so long. I mean, we always see the rich displayed on TV and we may know how rich they are on paper but I don't think we've even
begun to grasp how *really* rich they are and what they are actually doing with their money. Keyword here is *their* money. But really, I haven't even
decided on my stance on that. I think as "high society" they do have an obligation. But to what degree? Do WE have a moral obligation to stop their
waste? I just don't know.
I actually think this page may do some good. These are candid shots taken by the rich themselves, they dig a little deeper than what we see on TV. See
Here we see an image of a table of people, obviously upscale, talking about how tired of these "Illuminatti Dinners" he is. He even hash tags
illuminatti! Is this a joke?
And here's one I like. A man on a Segway in front of his six-pillared mansion (wow, six!) making a joke about how walking is for the 99%.
Or this bad boy. When was the last time you spent over £160,000 on alcohol? Wish I was the waitstaff getting that tip at the end of the night! I
wonder how many starving mouths could have been fed instead of some pretensions alcohol? A few, at least.
That's all I'm going to post for now. And listen, I get a lot of the 1% earned their money through blood, sweat and tears. I just think we should
really be looking at these people closely. Fortunately, the advent of social media allows this. They may be getting out of control. No matter how
much they have, they have US to thank for it. We line all their pockets. Should we be pissed off? Is the 99% overreacting? Are we just jealous of
their happy money filled lives? Should they be doing more? Should we be standing up and managing the rich? If you're interested, check out the full
Tumblr at Rich Kids of Instagram
edit on 13-11-2012 by jar11 because: More grammar, yadda yadda