April 24, 2014
Having thought further on the idea, I believe that it is so fundamentally attractive that virtually no normal person could honestly disagree with it. It is, quite simply, an obvious necessity.
I advocate taking all of their wealth, including their personal belongings, and giving it directly back to the people. Each person should receive a check in the mail with a notice explaining who the funds had been stripped from, and the famous people’s cars and luxury items should be given away at random.
Their mansions can be turned into shelters for the homeless or dormitories.
A reality TV show featuring the celebrities inside of the various camps will be aired. People will see these famous people digging ditches, picking beans and operating primitive factory equipment, eating boiled potatoes and mashed slop. The minimum internment period will be one year. After the first season, there will be a call-in feature, where the people can cast their votes as to who is working the hardest, and so should be released.
There will also be “challenges” available to them which could help them get early release, such as a Jeopardy-type quiz show where they humiliated for knowing nothing. In the camps they will have full libraries where they can study up and make themselves less useless as human beings.
Another “challenge” may involve giving the contestants/inmates the chance to fight Mike Tyson for early release.
After the celebrities are released from the camps, they will not ever be allowed to work in media again. For the first year after they are released, they will be required to work in a full-service gas station, where the people can mock them as they pump their gas. After this, they will be permitted to apply for university, or seek better employment.
I believe “famous people to the concentration camp” could become a very popular meme for a political platform, and should be pushed whenever possible.