October 16, 2012

A few days ago, I left a voicemail for myself in which I said that I would give Kate Moss a couple of days to remove the picture of herself at the bus stop that shows her with her hand between her legs, or I would find and re-publicize the story about her cocaine use and her having been caught on camera doing drugs a few years ago.

My thought was “Of all people, what right does she have to try to persecute me?”

I recently started to think about whether it might be that there are a lot of celebrities who have felt justified promoting the video issue because they think that they can say “We don’t get privacy.  Look at the people who follow us around with cameras all the time.  Now the public can feel what that’s like.”

While they’re bullying others and trying to make people hate their victims, those celebrities have always overlooked the fact that they have a lot of things that perhaps don’t balance out the loss of some of their privacy that they incur when the fame that they sought happens to them but that certainly make their lives less than horrible, such as a lot of money, which allows them to do mostly what they feel like doing most of the time, and which protects them from a lot of what they would probably experience as abuse or indifference that most people who aren’t wealthy realize is what life is like when you’re not wealthy.

When were those celebrities afraid of being videotaped in bathrooms or in hotel rooms, or where they live?  They have security to check where they stay first, don’t they?  And they and everyone else have always known that someone who did that to them would be sued, instantly famous and hated for having hurt a celebrity, and probably sent to jail.

There’s no parallel between what the celebrities and people more powerful than they are in the conglomerate have done to me and what’s being done to a lot of other people in the public because of what’s being done to me, and anything that’s ever happened before to those conglomerate people. They have no idea what it’s like to be at the mercy of your landlord or your boss, or someone who works at your school.  They have no idea what it’s like to be helpless; they are sadistic, sickening bullies who seem to think that someone who tells them “No” about anything that they do is an offense worthy of lifelong persecution and even death.  They have no respect for the rest of humanity outside of their enclave of privilege.

 

Copyright L. Kochman, October 16, 2012 @ 11:20 a.m.