posted on May, 27 2013 @ 06:57 AM
Firstly please move this if if should be in the rant or general chit chat forums. I am placing it here because the trigger was a recent event this
There are no links, no pictures, nothing fancy, just my feelings.
This morning I was having my breakfast and browsing my facebook page when I came across a status posted by Jeremy Clarkson, or the person who
represents and operates his page. It was on the subject of the Monaco Grand Prix. It showed a picture of the bay in Monaco, strewn with yachts and the
like, people sipping champagne etc etc, you get the picture I am sure. Someone coined it "the billion dollar picture"
I just stared at it for ages, thinking that is this where we have arrived at? There are people in the world who yes because they have money, are
prepared to flaunt it, just to be seen with the in crowd. This whole weekend was their focal point, and it seemed so important to them.
Don't get me wrong, yes, I am broke in a financial sense, but no, I am not bad mouthing those who are not, nor am I trying to say anything original.
It is just that this whole event was plastered all over TV and the news, and glamorised as it always is. I used to love grand prix racing, but this is
just a circus.
I suppose my point is that in such a small place where so many people in attendance were probably people of influence, be it financially, politically,
socially etc it just seemed like an orgy of self indulgence when there is so much going on in the world which is wrong. There would be a portion of
those there who are probably really good individuals, but the ego gets the better of them, and we are all guilty of that sometimes.
It would be cliché for me to say if the money spent on that event had been put to better use, maybe a small European country could have been freed of
debt, or something like that. Well if it is a cliché, I just used it, but you get my meaning, hopefully. The whole event, and others like it around
the world sit so awkwardly to me in times of austerity, misery, injustice and suffering. It just seems that people just don't give a ****. And
that's wrong on so many levels.
It's all about consumerism, materialism, status, bank balance etc.
Someone once famously said "the truth will set you free but first it will piss you off" well I am pissed off.
I try really hard to operate on a love everyone basis, and principles of karma, "be the change you want to see in the world" etc, but bloody hell
it's difficult sometimes.
Rant over, hopefully you get my point. Maybe a cup of tea will make me feel better, probably shouldn't have written this in such a bad mood.