Media, Arts, Technology, Commerce, and Politics have today converged in an all-encompassing and all-consuming power which is hard to escape from. In contemporary society it fills every aspect of our world and forces us to blindly respect a culture of celebrity created by a media-kakistocracy.
We need to stop worshipping celebrity. We need to question what is truly worthy of praise in order to halt the dull and conventional. Not every piece of mainstream entertainment is a “Classic” and not everybody is a “Genius”. Be selective in who we deem talented or artistic. Stop believing the hype the media hypnotize you with.
Remember that doing a certain job does not automatically make you a “Hero”. Wearing a suit does not warrant respect and having a title or wealth does not make you important. Living in a certain country does not make you special and nobody is irrefutable or infallible. Question everybody and everything and stop consuming what the establishment force-feed you.
The only form of retaliation we have against the ever-growing corrupt media and the rise of celebrity adulation is ridicule, satire, and mockery.
In this modern world where the media is God, it’s time for an Iconoclast.