Thursday, May 31, 2007

The cult of celebrity
Or entertainers aren’t necessarily clever
At one time, people wanted simply to gawp at the famous, and possibly dress like them. Now, many take their moral and political opinions from them.

Fame confers authority, and the principal way of acquiring great fame is via the entertainment industry.
From LRC.

Panem et circenses
[My son] Casey died for a country which cares more about who will be the next ‘American Idol’ than how many people will be killed in the next few months while Democrats and Republicans play politics with human lives.
— Cindy Sheehan

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