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Kim Kardashian West and Kris Jenner (Plus Kanye West!) Talk About Their Empire, Jesus and Donald Trump

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  1. [5]
    retiredrugger
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    Maybe it's envy of their status, but I've never enjoyed the Kardashians and their ilk. It's always appeared to me as if they make such mundane statements in a profound tone and people praise them...

    Maybe it's envy of their status, but I've never enjoyed the Kardashians and their ilk. It's always appeared to me as if they make such mundane statements in a profound tone and people praise them because they deify the ground they walk upon.

    5 votes
    1. [4]
      Loire
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      It's new age aristocracy. They don't offer anything to society (the Kardashians that is, Kanye's musical contribution is obvious), they just just trigger humanity's base instincts. It's not even...

      It's new age aristocracy. They don't offer anything to society (the Kardashians that is, Kanye's musical contribution is obvious), they just just trigger humanity's base instincts. It's not even about their "mundane statements". It's beyond mindless entertainment for a society that has been conditioned to desire the least brain activity possible.

      7 votes
      1. stephen
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        Or maybe it's feudalism. Landlords becomes lords of the land and the owners of capital enjoy unquestioned power. Either way the power is much more of an issue than the inane statements and vapid...

        aristocracy

        Or maybe it's feudalism. Landlords becomes lords of the land and the owners of capital enjoy unquestioned power. Either way the power is much more of an issue than the inane statements and vapid celebrity.

        3 votes
      2. [2]
        Micycle_the_Bichael
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        Kim Kardashian has contributed just as much to the development of media as Kanye West. Saying she has contributed nothing is putting your own definition of “good” onto what it seems like you’re...

        Kim Kardashian has contributed just as much to the development of media as Kanye West. Saying she has contributed nothing is putting your own definition of “good” onto what it seems like you’re trying to portray is an objective metric.

        2 votes
        1. Loire
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          I'm not going to get into an argument over what the Kardashian crew have contributed to culture. It hasn't been positive and it's not worth your time or mine to get into a back and forth over it....

          I'm not going to get into an argument over what the Kardashian crew have contributed to culture. It hasn't been positive and it's not worth your time or mine to get into a back and forth over it.

          Kanye West re-invented the rap genre at least twice and before that was one of the best producers in the industry. His musical achievements are unimpeachable and I'm not even really a fan. Please don't try to equate The Kardashian's "contributions" to his.

          7 votes
  2. Keegan
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    I put this in misc since it speaks about a broad range of subjects.

    I put this in misc since it speaks about a broad range of subjects.

    1 vote
  3. anahata
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    This needs a tag like politics or the like.

    This needs a tag like politics or the like.

    1 vote
  4. [3]
    Keegan
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    @Deimos I see you changed the link. Does the RSS part of the URL no longer provide free articles? I have not had any issues with the paywall for NYTimes articles with that type of URL. Maybe it is...

    @Deimos I see you changed the link. Does the RSS part of the URL no longer provide free articles? I have not had any issues with the paywall for NYTimes articles with that type of URL. Maybe it is just my cookie settings?

    1 vote
    1. [2]
      Deimos
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      Oh, I don't know, I thought it was just some extra unnecessary cruft. I'll add it back if you think it helps with the paywall.

      Oh, I don't know, I thought it was just some extra unnecessary cruft. I'll add it back if you think it helps with the paywall.

      2 votes
      1. Keegan
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        I honestly don't even know anymore. Some places it helps with, but more often than not I see people saying they still get the paywall. 🤷♂️

        I honestly don't even know anymore. Some places it helps with, but more often than not I see people saying they still get the paywall. 🤷‍♂️

        2 votes