Since the economic downturn in 2008 standards have dropped. Money rules. Politics is increasingly without ethical standards and where has morality gone? Or for that matter, manners? Down the plug hole (Brit speak for drain).
I won’t dwell on boring politics but look at Egypt. The USA give Egypt $1.3 billion (1,300,000,000) of American taxpayers hard earned money, annually, for defence and when the Egyptian military shoot up protestors who are behaving in a legal manner, and kill over 600 of them, Obama scratches his head and gives the Egyptian government a slap on the wrist by cancelling military manoeuvres, Pure double standards and a total lack of ethics. You are a failure Obama and a fake. You gave us hope and now we see the reality. Americans were conned. Mind you, America is lossing its influence in the world because it has no money. It’s debt is killing the country.
I have been “slagged off” (Brit talk for being heavily criticised) for writing an article about Grumpy cat at the beginning of her financial exploitation. It is got much worse since then. Movies recently and now more – coffee!
There is no doubt that there are two camps: those that see nothing wrong with using Grumpy Cat to make money. Lots of dosh (Brit word for money). The owner of Tardar Sauce, Tabatha Bundesen, justifies the exploitation of her cat by saying she gives some money to charity. B*lls*t. She may give 5% of nett profit to charity but what the hell. It is a public relations exercise. No more, no less. It is just a way of justifying the exploitation. There are those who see exploitation and something wrong about it. The whole thing reeks of exploitation to me.
Now there is more superficial stupidity. We now have a drink named after Grumpy Cat. It is an extension of the American hyped-up version of cappuccino coffee. The Americans created so many different types of this Italian coffee, it boggles the mind. You walk into Starbucks and face total confusion. “Just give me a bloody coffee”, you want to say.
Now we have a Grumpy Cat coffee: Grumppuccino. In American English, it sucks because it is the exploitation of a disabled, deformed cat. Humans are at it again…..