Kim Kardashian is no mermaid, but Cleopatra well maybe Kanye West & Kris Humphries know

By DiMarkco Chandler

There are a number of history books and scholarly papers suggesting that the American Republic has its parallels in the ancient Roman Republic. I have worked on several papers myself highlighting some of them, but except for a photo shoot, I have yet to read or write anything offering a real American parallel to Cleopatra up until now. After recently reviewing a few articles about Kim Kardashian, I suddenly received an epiphany.

Now I am not trying to suggest that Kim Kardashian play the role in some upcoming film of the legendary Egyptian Queen. PLEASE! I’m sure such a suggestion would not only rejected but also considered silly, laughable and downright dumb. I’m simply suggesting that Kardashian has a lot of real life characteristics that resemble Cleopatra VII Philopator.

Now I know that as recent as last week, online searchers have been fascinated with the idea that mermaids may have once existed (if you believe Animal Planet). Perhaps some may have compared Kardashian to their imagination of what a mermaid would look like. But I am being a bit more serious with my analogy because so many things seem to stack up in a comparison between Cleopatra and Kim Kardashian.

The truth is, I could spend an entire hour drawing upon the similarities between these two historical figures, but I have decided to simply pose one very interesting parallel and let you determine the strength of the argument.

Forget about their beauty, their lying and conniving, their wealth and power and diva-like behavior. What seems to emerge to the forefront of any historic comparison of the two is that neither one of them has done anything worthy of the fame they enjoy. Besides having their family name, what has either one of them done (sweat equity)? Nothing.

You probably heard Kris Humphries mention this fact once or twice before they were married, and perhaps many of you simply paid the man no attention. But I’m saying that Humphries was telling it like it is; what has she done? What did Cleopatra do to earn her legendary place in history? Fall in love with Caesar or Mark Antony. What has Kim Kardashian done?

I await your answers.

7 Responses to "Kim Kardashian is no mermaid, but Cleopatra well maybe Kanye West & Kris Humphries know"

  1. Lindsey   December 1, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    There has been plenty of speculation on the claimed “beauty” of Cleopatra, and its more likely that she was very charismatic, but not pretty. Especially to Egyptian standards. She was a greek-egyptian woman with a hooked nose. And sure, Kim’s looks have surely been critiqued as well, particularly pre-nose job. But that is insignificant. While I agree with you on the uselessness of Kardashian fame, Cleopatra cannot be compared. Cleopatra, though certainly not the greatest Pharaoh of Egypt, was certainly more liked than her father and lineage of Greek invaders into Egypt. She did a lot of unifying that had diminished under Greco-Roman influence in Egypt, was the only ruler of the greeks that bothered to learn the Medjuneter (their language) and made alliances between Egypt and Rome (albeit by bedding rulers.) While her image is blown out of proportion–Egypt had a vast history of accomplishment and many incredible rulers that not only overshadowed Cleopatra, but happened before Greece and Rome existed–she was a decent ruler of one of the most sophisticated cultures to ever thrive. Can’t say the same for a reality tv star of any caliber.

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  2. OwebamaIsADouchebag   July 15, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    WGAS…

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  3. dubs   June 3, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Kim kardashian is a historical figure? What she has done is get people like you to inflate her image. And as far as Cleopatra is concerned seducing the men she seduced sculpted history. How many other Egyptian rulers did not build the valley of kings the Sphinx or unite Egypt. A better comparison would be tut to bieber or just tut to Cleopatra.

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  4. Tracy   June 3, 2012 at 4:21 am

    What you will never do. LIVE!! What do models do? what does a botique owner do? what does a clothes designer do? what does a cover girl do? what does a fashionista do? what does a savvy business woman do? what does an author do? what does a perfumista do? what does and actress do? they all start somewhere and then perfect their craft and cross over into other ventures, she may not have started out as any of these things but now she is all of these things. Get a life, all you do is write sh*t on a sh*tty little blog trying to get heard. You may want to take a hard look at what you do and see how it affects anyone at all.

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