Saturday, February 17, 2007

Hero worship

Fame!
I'm gonna make it to heaven
Light up the sky like a flame
Fame!
I'm gonna live forever
Baby remember my name
Remember...
Remember...

Remember...

Remember...










It has been bothering me recently... this idea of "heroes" and "idols" and "stars" in our fame-obsessed culture. I mean, who decides?
  • Must I listen to the press releases of various political, social and entertainment industry handlers?
  • How do I explain or relate to a culture that worries more about the death of a breast-implanted ex-playmate than two teenagers in our home town?
  • Why are the natterings of a congressman from Poughkeepsie more important than the local news? (well, unless you are from Poughkeepsie!)
  • And why should it matter if politician X speaks at this university and politician Y speaks at that one?
Yet it seems to make a big hairy deal to some folks... I guess it should matter to me.

But it doesn't.


Stick a fork in me. I'm done...

Deb

2 comments:

Trish said...

Being away from my hometown, I'm not 100% sure about this, but two teenagers from my old high school were killed this past week and the community really seems to be rallying around this issue. I really hope that this is the truth, and that they are not obsessed with the goings on of celebrities this week...

Yellow Mama said...

I am with you.