Glitter vs. Misery
28 July, 2011
Glitter vs. Misery

There we go again! The super-expensive British royal wedding hardly off our minds, we now have the exhibition of the happily married Cinderella’s wedding accessories – not every single piece of course, thank God.

The ivory and white satin gown and nine-foot train, lace wedding shoes and her silk-tulle veil as well as tiara are on the show at Buckingham Palace. Congratulations, mankind! Let us drop everything we are doing right now – no matter how important those doings are to

us – and let us dash to the airports to catch any possible flight to London and have a look at this glittering piece of our human routine. Let us forget about hundreds of thousands of excruciatingly emaciated kids of Somalia and their godforsaken parents forever because those images, flickering on our television screens on and off are bothering us to death. Let us get our imagination rid of those ghosts from the African Horn because they are oddly in our way to enjoy the glitter of royal wife’s wedding garment. Let us look into the intricacies of lace and embroidery on the famous royal dress – not into the misery of millions who lay hungry and wasted in the unforgiving lands and scary camps of misery-ridden Somalia. Let us do whatever is easier and more pleasurable – not what needs our immediate attendance. How on earth can we enjoy that glitter of royal paraphernalia when hundreds of millions are dying in misery out there somewhere? Call me whatever you want – Marxist, communist, socialist, liberal dramatist or the Salvation Army activist – but I will still remain adamant in my stand concerning the human inhumanity in terms of flagrantly immoral evaluation of the ratio and interaction between glitter and misery in the world. For how long can this absurd last? For how long can we remain in an ostrich position with our heads dug in the sand, not hearing or seeing anything that is happening around? How far can our hypocrisy go when talking about compassion and charity and in fact sustaining that huge gap between glitter and misery? Do we have the slightest possible clue that those hunger and malady stricken kids and their listless and penniless parents hurt and bleed and feel exactly the same way as the happy curious observers of the used regal clothes? What are we waiting for – for the heroic prince to appear out of the blue, mounted on a beautiful white horse with a spear in his able hands to kill the dragon? This will never happen, folks! Funds! Funds! That’s what saves the day in reality. Nothing else! So, why not to sell the exhibited overly-expensive princess -warn ceremonial dress immediately and add the pinched dough to the suggested funding? Will the future pilgrims, headed for Buckingham Palace and hungrily looking forward to getting a glimpse of the magic royal gown be terribly frustrated? No problem! Let them take it easy this time for God’s sake!

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