Originally posted by @mchill
This idiot is 53 million dollars in debt, and you're going to start promoting him as a role model?? I had no idea the right wing was so desperate for some good news, that they'd reach out to the Kardashian / West freak show.
A much, much larger point is being missed.
Were a hazy, unfocused spotlight placed on nearly ANY "celebrity" from whatever field of distraction the media has to offer, the results would be shocking to the average citizen who otherwise follows the rules of society.
These people are overwhelming a moral/ethical/financial mess, but they fit the bill, image-wise, so they are propped up and touted as the thing which we should aspire to be, or at least be like.
The real issue here is how patently obvious the media has used its own stable to create an echo chamber for the express purpose of affecting a specific political ideology.
The Obama-Soetoro "Change" campaign was a textbook example of this cult of personality, with famous faces somberly-but-with-hopeful-optimism pouring their hearts out to the camera, imploring the hoi polloi to believe
What makes mouth-breathing Kanye West stand out as a situation is his temerity to break ranks and take any stance contrary to script.
"Read your lines, stay in line."
It's (hopefully) a matter of time before the rest of the group realizes the constraint upon their expressions is the hallmark of the fascism they're supposedly making a stand against, and begin to use their voice accordingly.
Well, those who aren't afraid of being blacklisted, of course.