Why did the Daily Beast give King a podium for an insult-laden rant about the rich? I can't really say, but as far as rants go, this one is rather pathetic. Cleverly titled "Tax Me, for F@%&’s Sake!" King spends his time chastising himself and other rich people, making fun of overweight people (classy move, that), and generally just acting like an ass. Impressive. A sample:
Tough shit for you guys, because I’m not tired of talking about it. I’ve known rich people, and why not, since I’m one of them? The majority would rather douse their dicks with lighter fluid, strike a match, and dance around singing “Disco Inferno” than pay one more cent in taxes to Uncle Sugar.One of America's great writers, he is.
What's missing from the piece is any sort of thoughtful analysis. Unsurprisingly, King just wants to be profane, not actually think. For instance, in the above bit he notes something so obvious, it's trivial: most rich people don't want to pay more taxes. Well, duh. Most people--rich, poor, whatever--don't want to pay more taxes. Oh sure, for political reasons and to feed their own egos, some people--like King--will say that they're willing to pay more taxes, but they don't actually want to pay more. We all know that.