No... this isn't a commentary on the new Bravo series of "Million Dollar Decorators".
To the contrary, it is fabulous that there are projects of the caliber being featured in this new program still being contracted... especially since the overall interior design industry has taken a financial hit these past couple of years.
The photos pictured here (I don't know where they originated from) were sent to me in one of those circulating emails that I usually hate getting and just toss... but since it was related to design... I decided to give it a look. This estate is obviously owned by someone who has great wealth, exceeding even those in the "Million Dollar Decorators" client files. Obviously owned by someone who clearly likes to impress, even though few people would likely want to live with this level of formality... unless you have a desire to live in a museum or theatrical set.
Do you have any idea who owns this estate?
Going back to the comment regarding our current economy and how it has affected the design industry... (just like all other industries in our country)...
and never mind that you may not be living at the standard that you had been accustomed to... and in-spite of any hardships our country is experiencing...
you wouldn't begrudge this estate owner some assistance in maintaining this lifestyle now would you?
I mean... surely you can appreciate that it took a lot of money to create this lap of luxury... and that it takes quite a bit of money to keep it up!
Never mind that there is 50% unemployment where this estate is and the average life expectancy is 42 years of age because of illness and starvation.
Obviously... the people in this area don't have the funds to help this owner maintain such a lavish lifestyle... so, surely you don't mind that some of your tax dollars are being "redistributed" to help the owner out? The funds are obviously not being used to help the people of this country...
but never mind that!
I'm sure the owner of this estate prioritizes and puts any monetary assistance to its best use... for his own personal needs...
Are you curious as to who this connoisseur of fine living is?
Its the monster on the left..(as apposed to the monster on the right)
The President of Zimbabwe - Robert Mugabe
"This is the man Obama wants us to give our money to as he pushes for world redistribution of wealth!"
(Be careful what you "hope" for!))
As an interesting side note: Mugabe is into redistribution as well... in his effort to take away land from the white farmers.
"Mugabe has unleashed thousands of purported "war veterans" against Zimbabwe's 4,500 white farmers....He has labeled the farmers "enemies of the people" and has turned a blind eye while the occupiers execute white landowners, rape women..."
And there are plenty of other similar situations that we should be outraged over.
I don't know about you... but I think it is time for real change... starting with how our own government chooses to spend our money!