To be recognized one must be a celebrity

"Fame is won at the expense of others." - BF Skinner

Faces on product labels appeal to lonely people

Perils of Being a Drugged-up Insomniac Celebrity

Don't Turn Great Thinkers into Cult Figures


Individuals, admired from a distance, are deified.

"One of the most insidious transformations of our social capital is the commercialization, in the form of celebrity news, television dramas and the like, of intimate involvement in other people's lives and stories.

We are likely to know more about the "private lives" - matters of sex, family, and health - of celebrities than of our next-door neighbors.

These replace the caring relationships and intimate knowledge of people around us with voyeuristic glimpses into the lives of distant or fictitious personages, temporarily assuaging the hunger for intimacy and community .

Of course, this feeling of involvement is an illusion; it is a one-way involvement that can therefore never be truly nourishing. It leaves the real need unmet, and ultimately even stronger - a perfect recipe for addiction." - Charles Eisenstein

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Deification involves deindividualization
or depersonalization of the individual.

Alienation Is Killing Americans and Japanese

"I've been working with celebrities many, many years. I've treated many for chemical dependency and the like. They have profound childhood trauma. It's not something to do with their job or the life they lead. They just happen to be people driven to seek celebrity as a way to make themselves feel better. The question becomes, why are we preoccupied with this population? This points toward the mirror. We, too, have been increasingly narcissistic. I speculate that that's what drives us toward this phenomenon of elevating people to almost god-like status. We're taking someone who needs to be a god and making them a god." - David Drew Pinsky MD

"The field of media psychology may be the study of a religion. The forces of media create the celebrity gods we both adore and hate. Celebrities create the means by which we come to evaluate others. Celebrities provide the intellectual, and hedonic manna that fills our senses and alternately crystallize or cloud our thoughts. Celebrities inspire the dreams of our ambitions and the demons of our nightmares. The media business' participants constitute a priest class that has the power to move us and to shake us. They create the songs to be sung, the instruments on which they are composed and performed, and designate who are to be the performer demigods of the moment." - Stuart Fischoff

To seek fame is to seek worship by the community.

Humans, social animals with large forebrains dedicated to increasing social skills through deception, just want to be loved by the whole tribe.

To bask in communal worship is the ultimate goal of every celebrity.

But there is a huge irony in that a celebrity must appeal to everyman and everywoman to bask in that fading glow of false worship.

And that is a virtually impossible feat to accomplish.

Ironically enough the more fame that an individual craves the more they modify behavior by becoming demonstrative around others in the hopes of garnering attention.

Unfortunately this almost invariably backfires for the individual causing them to sink deeper into self-focused narcissistic ideation unless they garner the worship they so desperately crave.

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After the archetypical hero's mythical journey into the psyche to wrestle and defeat fear the archetypical hero returns to society bearing enlightenment as a gift to everyone.

For the celebrity sharing the gift of enlightenment requires sensational packaging in the media supermarket which always includes coffered hair, tailored clothes and designer accessories - appropriate bling.

Celebrities become devotional objects as they triumph.

Donald John Trump will always be triumphant - his name guarantees it !

Martha Stewart emerged triumphant from prison.

Oprah Winfrey, continually in crisis, always triumphs.

No society has ever had as many celebrities as modern America. An ever-growing segment of the economy is devoted to designing, building and dressing the sets in which Americans live, work, shop and play.

People profess feeling closer bonds with and more passionate emotions about the lives of celebrities than about their own primary relationships.

Richard Schickel, in his book on celebrities - Intimate Strangers, talks of sychophants having internalized their chosen idol, subconsciously making them a part of their consciousness. He is describing a form of communion - an adoption of traits admired through mimosis.

There is the deification as affection apotheosized into worship, with fans making pilgrimages to grave sites as shrines, buying artifacts as relics and seeking exegesis of their lives through books detailing celebrity lives as if they were sacred texts like the Jesus Narratives.

Economic value of celebrity might exceed the value of material assets.

Barbara Walters prefaced questions by stating her obligation to ask them and listened to the answers in misty eyed agony while emoting sympathy.

Larry King, always friendly never challenging, provided a public access forum for celebrity as celebrities felt secure enough to lower their guard.

When people say, as many did after the death of Princess Diana, that they felt they had a "personal relationship" with her, they invoked the same term that television neoevangelists use to describe their relationship with God.

The celebrity archetype addresses the social fear existent in modern America:

the anxiety of losing one's identity or never finding it at all;

the terror of having too little amid plenty;

the dread of continued anonymity;

the suspicion that celebrities are lucky;

and the fear that we will never be celebrities.

Social Relationships and Mortality Risk

"Conformity is ensured by the tendency to be sensitized to the expectations and preferences of others." - David Reisman, sociologist

"Walter Lippmann claimed that the media system forged a pseudoreality of stereo-types and emotional impressions along with facts.

The public is easily manipulated, not because we're necessarily dumb, but because we're ignorant.

We don't have the necessary tools to counter the propaganda.

We don't teach effective media or information literacy or even advertising literacy to counter the surround-sound propaganda of our society - and this omission is by design." - Nancy Snow

gaga = mindlessness

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" I'm here to promote and promote and promote. Market, market, market. This is what I know how to do, and I know that it pays off. Everyone is making it sound better than it is. Because that is what marketing is all about." - Arnold Schwarzenegger 2004


Arnold Schwarzenegger married Maria Shriver daughter of Sargent Shriver and his wife Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

Peter Lawford married Patricia Kennedy.

Fred Dalton Thompson was counsel to a major Washington law firm; an assistant United States attorney; minority counsel, Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities; special counsel to Tennessee Governor Lamar Alexande; special counsel, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; special counsel, Senate Intelligence Committee; member, Tennessee Appellate Court Nominating Commission; Senator from Tennesee.

Sonny Bono won a House of Representatives seat representing Palm Springs in 1992, and re-elected in 1996.

Fred Grandy, gopher on the Love Boat television series, was elected to a representative seat representing Iowa four times.

Jesse Ventura, of World Wrestling Federation fame, was elected govenor of Minnesota.

Andrea Mitchell, NBC foreign affairs correspondent, married Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan.

CNN international correspondent, Christiane Amanpour, married James Rubin, former assistant secretary for public affairs and chief spokesman for the State Department.

Bill Moyers served as deputy director of the Peace Corps during the John F. Kennedy administration and was later a special assistant to Lyndon Johnson from 1963-1965 before serving as Lyndon Johnson's press secretary from 1965-1967.

In 1968 Shirley Temple was appointed by Richard Nixon as a American representative at the United Nations. Shirley Temple served as American ambassador to Ghana from 1974 to 1976, when she became American chief of protocol.

In 1989 George HW Bush appointed Shirley Temple ambassador to Czechoslovakia.

Ben Stein, was a speechwriter and lawyer for Richard Nixon at the White House and then for Gerald Ford.

Diane Sawyer was an assistant to Richard Nixon for eight years.

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