Bourgeois Mentality / Bourgeois Values: The “Kilimanjaro Challenge”

Recently, on RT News, they have debuted a new documentary called “Kilimanjaro Challenge” where they apparently document disabled folks trying to climb up one of the tallest mountains in the world. This is meant to be incredibly inspiring. I have a question, though. Why? Why bother? Why do they want to climb this huge mountain? What do they feel they have to prove? This is not inspiring, it’s silly. I believe this is a bourgeois type of mentality where one feels the need to always accomplish something, especially something challenging or competitive, regardless of need or even when it serves absolutely no purpose at all.

I have a message to these people: Hey guys, stay off the mountain. Write a children’s book. Get involved in your local community. Mentor a kid. Clean up a park. Those would be much more meaningful ways to spend your time and effort.

I didn’t become a socialist so disabled people could climb up one of the tallest mountains in the world limping the entire way, or worse, crawling on their knuckles. This is ridiculous. They need to be home resting on the commonweal, goddammit!

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One Response to Bourgeois Mentality / Bourgeois Values: The “Kilimanjaro Challenge”

  1. beetleypete says:

    I have to agree. I have never seen the point of mountain climbing. I think that they are better viewed from afar, as in the photo. And all the ‘charity’ climbing is just becoming an industry that nobody really needs, or wants.
    Regards from England, Pete.

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