Buried Alive


A study in excess by pisaquaririse
May 5, 2008, 2:43 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

We studied Dubai a bit in business school–the hotels, the money, the sheer material gluttony. The profs didn’t do any sort of ethical critique. It was all to dangle carrots in front of the money hungry bottom-line thinkers known as business students (the kind that wore suits every day to class while schmoozing with the profs about stock quotes or investments or a host of other topics they knew nothing about).

So, while you anxiously await Sexual Stigma P. 2 I present you a study in excess with your host: the city of Dubai.

Do grab a barf bag.

dubai

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“More construction workers than residents” said it all.

I have never understood the desire for all these tall buildings, unless one likes building gigantic phallic symbols across the planet.

Comment by stormy

It’s architectural masturbation.

The under sea hotel is just :O !

Comment by pisaquaririse

Bloody obscene – and I’ve just been reading this.
http://www.alternet.org/workplace/84382/

something is seriously fucked up.

Comment by sparklematrix

The very idea of people going hungry has always frustrated and confused me. America has soo much damn food–our proportions, all the unused, the left-overs, the throwing away of perfectly good produce. Makes me nauseous.

We should have world hunger beat like yester year.

Comment by pisaquaririse

“The very idea of people going hungry has always frustrated and confused me. America has soo much damn food–our proportions, all the unused, the left-overs, the throwing away of perfectly good produce. Makes me nauseous.

We should have world hunger beat like yester year.”

Exactly. It makes me sick not only how wasteful Americans are (they don’t get how throwing out perfectly good food DOES effect people in “developing” countries) but how these corporations will stop at nothing to make an extra buck. Have you ever seen the documentary “The Corporation”? It is an excellent film showing how corporations are simultaneously causing poverty and destroying the environment, and classifies corporations as literally having no morality or sense of ethics. This is in reference to the fact that here in Amerikkka corporations are treated as individual entities with individual rights. Thus the documentary diagnoses “the corporation” with various mental disorders. Bah, I can’t explain it well enough, just watch it, it’s amazing!
Oh, and Dubai. As soon as I started hearing about their mega-buildings, their full burkas covered in “gucci” labels, their building fucking islands all over the damned place, etc. (on top of the incredible amount of immigrants from India, Pakistan, and the Philippines making up the lower and menial labor classes) I was immediately turned off from Dubai. It sounds like capitalist-central on steroids :p

Comment by Lara

It sounds like capitalist-central on steroids :p

ROTFLMAO! 😛

Comment by stormy

Tall buildings are designed by male architects who have got a desire to build huge phallic symbols. It’s a well known fact. We have a running joke at work that one particular ‘bigger, bigger’ architect who works locally is only like that because he was brought up in a repressive religious sect.

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