There is a new HBO show called “Girls”, about four girls in New York and people are pissed because they’re all white, blah blah blah the usual crap. Entertainment is always about yuppies in New York.
Somebody however has noted something a little more interesting, that all four girls are played by women who have parents who are big in the media. “Born on third. Think they hit a triple.” You’re only supposed to say that about W, but someone has dared to publicly say what is pretty obvious- running things in America is a family business. Lots of people want to be actors. There are thousands of eager, even desperate hopefuls for anything that pays a living wage. But having the right parents opens the right doors.
But you know who doesn’t, or claims they don’t? I found the ever excreble, fat punk Ta-Nehisi Coates, who notes it as “base jealousy“.
This is a guy who will tell you a red-haired kid living in a trailer in Kentucky is the recipient of all kinds of privileges and advantages, but thinks the child of a rich, connected person in the news and entertainment industry got everything by her talent and hard work. But why would he? He won’t bite the hand that feeds him.