...because the corollary seems to be, "if no celeb is interested," (that is, if the issue is only of interest to those boring non-celeb specialists who spend their entire careers studying that particular issue, as opposed to making movies and performing on stage in a rock band, or worse yet, if the issue is only of interest to mere wage-earning nobodies like you and I) "then it is a dead topic."
I've noticed that over the last few years, the causes that seem to have the most ardent (as in willing to do something, not as in zealous preaching) followers are those which deal with local issues rather than national or international ones. I think it's really a matter of how much of an effect people perceive that they can have that's the issue.
People are far more likely to get involved with trying to prevent a road being built around their town than with trying to prevent world hunger because they perceive that they can do a lot more in the local cause than the national one. And they're probably right, although this doesn't mean that national causes are less worthy, merely less personal.
...because it directly leads to political abominations like that brain-dead Reagan character getting to be president of the most powerful nation on Earth, solely because voters nostalgically recognized his face and voice off old episodes of "Death Valley Days."
Yes, well, the less said about that senile fool the better. It doesn't exactly inspire confidence in America when they vote someone like that into power... :)
...because I can't even buy groceries without having it shoved in my face all down the checkout line, I've heard and read enough, and more than enough, and far too much to the point of nausea, about these hollow Hollywood jackasses, their homes and cars and bank accounts, their designer dresses and drug habits, their meaningless triumphs and their trashy affairs and their paper-thin despairs, enough enough enough!
I don't really watch TV so I get to hear very little about these people. And that's the way I like it. The actions of these people only concern me if it's to do with a film/album/whatever that will be coming out.
...because, ultimately, the class war roils under every social phenomenon you can name and it is the motor of all world politics, and gee, can we down in the class of those who work for a living really rely on millionaire celebrities from the enemy investment class to uphold the working class's interests? Don't think so.
Of course not, that's why we here in the proletariat need to form strong trade unions to oppose the oppression fostered by the subversive influence of the so-called "celebrities"! :)
You're doomed, I'm doomed, we're all doomed for ice cream. - Bob Aboey
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