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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 6, 2014, 04:58 AM

5. Celebrities have a big influence

on society. Kardashian values are internalized by the gullible and young--the narcissism, the selfishness, the entitlement, the entrenchment of "haves" vs "have-nots." Not everyone is scoffing, judging by her popularity. So I think it's fair to say that what she represents does not reflect a healthy society. Nothing we can do about it except ridicule it.

I get your point about "there are worse" out there--but it's all part of the same sickness.

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From the article:

"So why are we stuck with her? The answer lies in the fact that the American economy is in a stage where most people are not getting what we need, much less what we want. As we become more alienated and work harder and harder for our neo-feudal overlords, our dreams are constricted and our futures foreclosed. Celebrities are the gods we create to distract ourselves from our own incompleteness, from the hunger for things we cannot have. We spend our lives following their every move to get our attention away from the lack that we will always feel until this system is overthrown."

The final line from the article:

"Is it all her fault? Of course not. She’s the prison we made for ourselves."

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