2016-07-21 20:18:36I must dissuade you from the belief that what you see here is real. In fact, quite the opposite is true from both a cosmetic and academic standpoint.
More often than not, public figures serve a very delicate function in encouraging and stimulating a specific form of repression. These individuals are not placed, but rather strategically targeted and exploited to engender a discourse of falsehoods, diverting all focus from the important issues to the unimportant ones. I'll give you an example:
"Gee, I wonder what costume Lady Gaga will be wearing today on Kelly and Michael."
"OMG, I LOVE what Katy Perry is doing with those new sports bra yoga pants combos. It's totally color blocking but it suits my fancy!"
All cancerous in many facets, yet the real issues are thrown away, masked, and often disregarded entirely. Take, say, the US sanctioned atrocities in the Southeast Asian nation of Timor. Militarized genocide. No one pays that any attention, and you never see it mentioned in the media's talking points. That's zero publicity for something that matters and overwhelming publicity for something trivial.