I don’t know. I was just saying I personally don’t find it hypocritical as long as her voice represents her actions, but you’re right that I’m not a meaningful target.
The statement both invigorates her base (millennials) and her enemies (the fox-news audience). I agree her attitude might be counterproductive, which I guess is a sort of philosophical form of hypocrisy.
I didn’t realize the Met Gala was still such a big deal. It’s like the Veiled Prophet Ball in St. Louis, it’s a thing for a select group of elite, elite people and the rest of us are supposed to give a shit.
I thought this was the important takeaway from the Met Gala though:
That said, I can think of a lot of actuaries who would gladly contribute money for her to make that statement (Bernie2016!). Making statements costs money, and a $30k dress is cheaper than a $10M facebook spot that says the same thing.
Generally though, when you say she shouldn’t have the money to make a statement, you are basically saying the poor should not be able to afford a voice.
It’s the NY Metropolitan Opera…SF has a Black and White event to support the symphony @ Davies Hall. Most metro areas with a symphony and/or an opera house have something along that line.
To my way of thinking, these are good causes. Yes, it’s high culture. But it keeps open the possibility that you or your children could see a fabulous performance. That’s worth something. Certainly well ahead of buying an evangelical preacher his 4th Rolls Royce ( charitable deduction as well)
I’m inclined to continue with deductions for the Arts. Not funding it at all leaves normal folks SOL for things like symphonies, museums, and stage performances. Leaving all the funding through taxation via the government is problematic. Too much cronyism and narrow taste. Beauracies are not good places to expect any risk taking or inventiveness-both sorely needed in the Arts.
Nah, let the wealthy have galas. One night of garish spending per year is something I can live with.
I want to say “I don’t think they’re extreme” but yes, she’s way out there on the political left. She reminds me a bit of Newt Gingrich in that she’ll say something that’s actually kind of reasonable and you want to start thinking “ok, she’s not terrible, maybe she’s getting her shit together” and then she undoes it with something truly batshit nuts soon after.
I think by and large her goals are OK. Her plans to achieve them are totally detached from reality and will create more problems that she’s never thought about.
No, not really just acting like people that are successful and rich are what is wrong with the world and then hobnobbing with them at the Met Gala which basically exists as a night to exhibit your obscene wealth is a little absurd to me. That’s fine. I’m definitely not her target audience. And I would never vote for her unless Trump was my only other choice and even then I might just not vote.