In jolly olde England, and much of the world, people love “The Royals.” Their every move, meal and outing is chronicled. A day doesn’t go by without news about what they’re wearing or who visited them. That’s all well and good for the Brits and the Brit-o-philes over here in the States, but I think the United States has crowned their own “Royal Family”, The Kardashians.
Yes, I know you may be saying, “Blah, blah. blah Phil. We’ve heard enough about the Kardashians.” First, thank you for using my name when you talk to yourself, I love that, and secondly, hang in there and hear me out. I’m not as crazy as Rick Rosner thinks. Let me build my case, like a lawyer, as to why I think that the Kardashians are the most American family there is.
Speaking of lawyers, Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, and Rob’s father, the now deceased Robert Kardashian, was a lawyer, who was the grandson of Armenian immigrants. Part of the poem, New Colossus, on the Statue of Liberty says “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,…” See? There is nothing more American than immigrants, and the original Kardashians who came to this country from a foreign land pulled themselves up by their own bootstraps to build one of the largest meat packing businesses in southern California.
Then Robert, who was a lawyer, was part of O.J. Simpson’s defense team in his 1995 murder trial, one of the biggest media events of the 20th century. That was when the Kardashians became a household name. But wait just a minute…
What’s more American than winning an Olympic gold medal? Maybe coming out as a transgender person.
Just about every American family has a member who struggles with substance abuse issues.
Diversity! America has always prided itself on it’s diversity. We call ourselves “a melting pot.” Let’s see, we’ve got immigrants coming to America and building a business. The grandson of the immigrants becomes a successful lawyer. His ex-wife marries an Olympic champion/American hero. There’s bi-racial marriages. There’s divorces. There’s sexual identity issues, and there’s drug addiction. Not every American family has all these components, but I dare you to find one that doesn’t have at least one thing in common with the Kardashians. When you add it all up, I don’t think you can find a more “American” family anywhere. Case closed.
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