But today I’m going to blog about Paris Hilton. I blame LawDog because his post on the subject made me laugh, repeatedly. The problem is that it also riled my feathers, because I’m tired of stupid spoiled rich kids getting special treatment.
I’m doubly tired of people thinking that an anorexic, alcoholic, low-watt bulb like Paris Hilton is some sort of role model. I was even more irritated when I found out that that idiot doesn’t think she should go to jail. I have a question for her, and I suppose her faithful fans. How exactly do any of her meager “accomplishments” exempt her from jail time? Perhaps if she was world renown for feeding starving children with her personal fortune, I could see that; however since she’s world renown for being a spoiled brat – you’re shit out of luck.
But then I found this gem. It’s a petition by her misguided fans directly to the Governator to have her pardoned. Because that certainly won’t enforce the perception that’s she is a spoiled brat. I honestly shouldn’t even be blogging about this – I’m just adding fuel to the fire. My problem is that I’ve come to see Paris Hilton (and those like her) as the poster children of the rapid erosion of manners and decency. It’s a double-edged sword, Paris and her ilk provide the negative example, and parents fail to actually parent their children and cater to their whims.
Let’s go through the looking glass for a moment into the deranged world of Paris and her fans.
We, the American public who support Paris, are shocked, dismayed and appalled by how Paris has been the person to be used as an example that Drunk Driving is wrong. We do not support drunk driving or DUI charges. Paris should have been sober. But she shouldn’t go to jail, either.
This entire paragraph almost made my head explode. If Ms. Hilton had been used as an “example”, her treatment probably would have followed the letter of the law – as laid out in the post from LawDog.
“I feel that I was treated unfairly and that the sentence is both cruel and unwarranted and I don’t deserve this,” Hilton told photographers assembled outside her home Saturday.
I suppose she’s spot on that her treatment is “unfair”, it’s just not in the direction that she’d like you to think. Just sort of as a reminder, if I had done this I would currently be in the pokey, not running around free as bird and ordered to report to serve my time.
Sometimes, when special people get special privileges , I’m okay with it because that person adds value to society. Could someone please explain me to the value that Paris Hilton has added to our lives? Aside from providing countless blogs a target for us to flagellate, of course.
The root of my problem with Ms. Hilton and her ilk lies in my deep and abiding love of manners. You are all aware that I was raised under a very traditional hand, as such I have some very traditional manners. I am frequently disturbed by the current trend among young girls (think 11-18) to become part of what I can only characterize as “slut culture”. Things like vapid consumerism, promiscuity, and alcohol abuse are held up as goals in “slut culture”.
Maybe I’m prematurely old, maybe I’m not progressive enough, but when I hear 13 year old girls, little children talking about how they’re going to “blow this” and “fuck that”, I die a little bit inside. Sure, I blame Paris Hilton – she sets the example. But if Paris wasn’t there, I’m sure some other stupid spoiled whore would step up to the plate and provide the example for these kids.
The problem isn’t Paris – it’s (as usual) the parents of these children who have decided that the word “no” shouldn’t be part of their children’s upbringing. I despair for the future, because for every well-heeled and mannered young boy or girl, there are about a dozen of these little mutants running around.
The Honorable Governor Schwarzenegger:
With regards to the petition currently flinging itself around the internet faster than crap at a monkey convention, I would urge you to not pardon Paris Hilton.
If the petition is true, and Paris is a role model for countless thousands (cries), than it seems that she should now set an example and demonstrate that negative actions have consequences, and that no matter how rich and stupid you are, no one is above the rule of law.
This whole affair makes me ill – I’m going to the range today.
Update: In case you’re wondering what John Wayne would do, just watch the end of McClintock! how he handles Maureen O’Hara. Ah, simpler times.