Let Them Eat Caviar

Michael Curran
According to Rousseau, a "great princess" once uttered the memorable line "Let them eat cake" when she was informed the peasants had no bread to eat. Rousseau's political philosophy is said to have influenced the French Revolution (1789-99) and as we know, that great experiment spiraled downward into the Reign of Terror (1793-94), and ultimately ended with the dictatorship of Napoleon (1799-1815). That French fiasco proved -- once again -- what happens when mankind worships a person, state or ideology. Just about when you think the "Let them eat cake" thing could not be "improved" upon, along come some daring Californians (who wouldn't have guessed that?) to upset the bread cart. As reported by CBSLA , Beverly Hills Caviar has unveiled a vending machine at the Burbank Towne Center, which will dispense a "large selection of the world's finest caviar, truffles, escargot" and other related grandiose gourmet items to the wanting elite populace. Prices range from $50 to $500. We -- the...(Read Full Post)

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