|It takes a lot of cheap labor to fund Arcadia McMansions|
|So much for Chairman Mao's workers' paradise.|
Now we here at The Tattler were very pleased with our "Mistress City" post because it got us a lot of interest locally. Besides, who doesn't want to read about how the McMansion boom in Arcadia is being fueled by the needs of lascivious billionaire playboys from China looking for a place in America to stash their nubile girlfriends? It certainly pokes a few interesting holes in all of the nonsense organizations such as the Arcadia Realtors have been feeding everyone about the 6,000 square foot monstrosities that have erupted all over that town.
|Rejoice, the SGV is now world famous.|
Vocativ is celebrating this incredible success with a new video called "How Super-Rich Teens Made Our Reporter A Hong Kong Celeb." It is pretty good stuff. You can view it by clicking here.
Here is how they describe this one:
Vocativ released a video in November about young, super wealthy Chinese students in California and their extraordinarily expensive cars. The video received tens of millions of views all over the world, most of all within China. Vocativ’s reporter Kristie Hang found herself getting stopped on the streets of Hong Kong by strangers who wanted to talk to her about the video—but most of them weren’t interested in the cars.
Think about it. 100 million people in Asia now see our rather humble corner of the planet as an international playpen for wretched excess and decadence. The place where those who made their vast fortunes off the backs of hundreds of millions of hard working folks living on just $2 a day can go to in America and live like perfectly grotesque self-reverential idiots. People with way too much illegally smuggled cash and nowhere near the needed social consciousness to do anything useful with it. Conspicuous consumption on steroids as it were.
What a world. It's hard to believe this is all going on just down the hill.