I’ve never been a fan of Paris Hilton in the slightest and, in fact, never had the slightest idea of who she was until it became impossible not to…probably around the time the video — that I’ve never bothered to watch — was all over the news. Never watched a single minute of that TV show she did either. Apparently there’s something interesting or funny about people who have no idea of how to see to their own survival.
In short, my values and those of Hilton are simply as far apart as could be. But I certainly don’t resent her or her success. So far as I know, she’s never harmed a flea in her entire life and certainly has come nowhere near harming anything or anyone I care about or that encompasses the range of things, places, people and events that define "my business."
So if I’m minding my own business, Paris Hilton is a completely take ‘er or leave ‘er proposition: as you, I or anyone sees fit. And I don’t care about her.
But I do care about justice, and when justice becomes ego "justice" then I care even more.
Forty-five days in jail for driving on a suspended license?
…her mother, Kathy, yelled at the prosecutor,
"You’re pathetic," as the packed courtroom cleared.
I can’t see how that isn’t the god’s honest truth.
The Los Angeles Times wonders whether Paris Hilton is really that dumb. Maybe she is. Maybe she’s just dumb enough to pursue her own values in relative carefree peace without a detailed assessment of when and where a prosecutor and judge are going to decide to humble her "for her own good," while serving her up as red meat for the Proletariat to feast on for a while — so that they may be reassured that they’re "good enough," or whatever.
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I don't know how many times in the last few days I've caught a TEEVEE host attempting to cover up a smirk as they announced Ms. Hilton's jail term.
It strikes me as equal parts envy (from those in her peer group) and equal parts parental correction instinct (the Moms and Dads who want to "send a message"). Contemptible in any event.