Monday, August 21, 2006

Let them eat cake

Perhaps it should not be any surprise that the magazine that celebrates celebrities, America's aristocracy, should place the image of Marie Antoinette on its cover. Something for its readers to aspire to?

Surely the magazine's editor knew what she was doing being ironically ironical. The "teen queen" persona seems to reflect the shallow, frivolous habits of today's celebrities and celebrity chasers. So the image in the mirror Vogue holds up to readers is naughty, considering what happened to France's last reigning consort.

Meanwhile, the U.S.A. 2006 and France 1789 situations just beg more comparisons .

And let's not forget Bush mere's (sorry for lack of accent mark) post-Katrina comment.


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