Re: [USA] tips for the aristocracy: how to bragFrom: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dictator's Handbook
Dec 05 2017 16:28:55
On Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:51:33 -0400
RS Wood <email@example.com> wrote:
Louise Linton, wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, raised ire
this week with an Instagram post depicting herself descending the steps
of a government jet accompanied by the caption, “Great #daytrip to
#Kentucky! #nicest #people #rolandmouret pants, #hermesscarf, #tomford sunnies, and #valentinorockstudheels #valentino #usa.” In the photos, the 36-year-old Scottish actress, who grew up in a castle and married Mr. Mnuchin, a multimillionaire, earlier this year, is clad in what appeared to be approximately $16,000 of luxurious cream wool crepe designer clothing and opulent accessories, which she dutifully tagged for any Real Americans currently in the market for thousand-dollar white pants.
This clip belongs here in this thread as well.
After the fall of Communism, capitalism came to seem like the modern
world’s natural state, like the absence of ideology rather than an
ideology itself. The Trump era is radicalizing because it makes the
rotten morality behind our inequalities so manifest. It’s not just the
occult magic of the market that’s enriching Ivanka Trump’s children
while health insurance premiums soar and public school budgets wither.
It’s the raw exercise of power by a tiny unaccountable minority that
believes in its own superiority. You don’t have to want to abolish
capitalism to understand why the prospect is tempting to a generation
that’s being robbed.