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July 05, 2006

Let Them Eat Cake

The Hollywood elite: desperately out-of-touch with how the other 99.9% lives.

Star Hollywood actor-activists including Sean Penn and Susan Sarandon and anti-war campaigners led by bereaved mother Cindy Sheehan plan to launch a hunger strike, demanding the immediate return of US troops from Iraq.

...supporters, including Penn, Sarandon, novelist Alice Walker and actor Danny Glover will join a 'rolling" fast, a relay in which 2,700 activists pledge to refuse food for at least 24 hours, and then hand over to a comrade.

I suppose when you live, work, and breathe La-la Land and have enough money to, hell, pay someone to eat for you, giving up eating for 24 hours seems like a huge sacrifice*.

This is little more than an insult to those who undertake serious hunger strikes (even if I don't see the point, much as with self-immolation) and those who go without food for 24 hours because such are the circumstances of their lives.

If becoming rich and famous means being this insufferably detached from reality, then I don't want to be rich and famous.

I'll settle for rich.

And maybe just the subject of office watercooler gossip.

* Maybe for some of them it really is; note that Michael Moore is not listed






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