Lola Jones (pale_fire) wrote,
Lola Jones

Rockfeller goes swinging

‘‘The damage you have caused to a decent honourable family is incalculable,’’ he twice told the couple during his sentencing remarks.

Here's a story straight for the Lars von Trier film. A millionaire answers an ad in a sex-swing magazine, under a false name, of course, although he might as well have used Rockfeller who would have believed it was his real name in these circumstances. Mr Rockfeller visits the house informing the couple he will bring the wife, but comes alone and gets into a fight, apparently because he didn't bring the woman with him and still wanted sex, although who knows what really happened, and consequently gets beaten up my the member of the physically stronger working class, and eventually killed, dismembered and burned. What makes this story different from any other trashy horror film plot is that it was our privileged smart Mr Rockfeller who answered the call and turned up on a step of these apparently partially mentally disabled people from a much harsher disadvantaged background. A twist on "The Idiots" that's more disturbing in the its cold reality. And while the murder is appalling, I'm somehow very confused by the judge repeatedly reiterating the statement about the damage to a decent honourable family. Sounds to me like the bulk of the damage to the family's reputation was done by the deceased himself.

I'm also constantly buffled by the rich people refusing to use their money and/or their poor judgement. Like Mr Rockfeller who could have easily bought a number of male and female escorts and a hotel to go with them. Or at least run a security check on these pair he decided to check out. Would he really even go into their house if he had a profile of their history and a couple of decent photos of their appearance?

Or the reason that all the celebrities that get caught drink driving and go to jail can't just hire a driver. If you drink and live at parties and have money to afford the driver, why would you choose to drive? The latest article in MX actually upset me, once again, who knows how much of it is true, but it was suggesting Ms Lohan recently released from a jail sentence because of drink driving had been caught hitting a baby pram and driving away, while the stunned mother looked on, this was caught on video by the passerby and sounds a bit too horrible to be made up. Mean girl or not, but seriously, what's with the obsessive desire to be behind the wheel?
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That leads you an unavoidable conclusion that the millionaires are not necessarely as bright and free of demons as their wealth suggests. Nonetheless they are reasonable enough to understand that the money would get them nothing but off-the-shelf goods, leaving their thirst for freedom unquenched. See, no prostitute nor taxi would replace feeling of being loved and feeling the power of your own engine. Now the question would rise do they deserve their V8 engines and model wives or deserving has nothing to do with what they come to represent. But perhaps only in an imaginary society where social status is based entirely on personal merit, Mr. Rockefeller and abovementioned swinger couple would live freely, screw and die in the same dumpster, rather then searching for each other and finding their common destiny through the sex ads and leaving behind perplexed Mrs. Rockefeller and some MX readers.
That leads you an unavoidable conclusion that the millionaires are not necessarely as bright and free of demons as their wealth suggests. Well, that's exactly what I was trying to say to you some days ago in your car.

And, yes, I understand very well that people with money might very well want things that money can't buy, in fact the more money you have the likely you are reach that level where money seems meaningless, it's still isn't buy can't buy you happiness, all at the same time as the rest of the world lusts after money. But, hey, I understand the appeal of free swing sex vs bought sex and the appeal of risk taking behavior, still implementing some risk management behavior has never hurt anyone.

I was also thinking that sometimes money makes you feel invincible, and it's really a false security when you come one on one with the member of the angry working class who you have deceived about bringing along a free woman.
Big money are actually shielding you from the real world, so you have no idea what the people are inside their little suburbian houses. Money create that artifical bubble one tends to live in, and sure it is utterly dangerous just to peek out. It is not only a feeling of invincibility that is dangerous, but a total lack of common vision until the death comes.
Media creates an illusion of common knowledge shared by everyone, but it does not make everyone see the life the same way.
Common law does not create one perspective for everyone either; say if you are fined $220 for speeding the perspective is quite different depending whether you are on 300 p.w. or 300k p.y. income level, and if you lose your house due to cocaine addiction perspective is different depending on how many houses you actually got. Fair go? Great aussie values for everyone? Laugh out loud. What makes one and the only common denominator is the singularity of one's existance. And of course it always comes as a shock and makes a good news.