The rich think of themselves as good people. All of this wicked excess must therefore be balanced out somehow. Gifting lounges do it by inviting some charities to set up tables for free, where they can try to talk famous people into supporting their causes. Holly Robinson’s foundation gave me a free children’s book. In one room, amid the organic snack products and the Lumeria Maui retreat space, Worldteam Foundation had set up a table with a large sign reading, “LET’S TEAM UP TO ABOLISH SLAVERY.” Rather ambitious goal for the gifting lounge crowd, but worth a shot.
And be sure to read the angry, unintelligible hate mail he received from the PR company afterwards.(via soupsoup)
As Marx would put it, such a rising is a festival of the masses. The incidental harm is far outweighed by the fact that it raises the level of the struggle to a higher plateau. The wounds inflicted by the gendarmerie will be healed. The lessons will be learned: that a spontaneous uprising has to be supported with whatever means are available; that a great divide exists between the leaders and the masses.