Have you ever wondered what popular culture is all about, and why it is so vacuous and devoid of worthwhile intellectual conversation? It’s to placate the masses.
Popular culture isn’t about thinking, it’s about placating the masses, allowing them to vicariously live through imaginary people. It is the ultimate Shakespearean tragedy.
Who watches Jersey Shore? People who are desperate to believe that their lives are relatively not that hopeless. Who watches celebrity gossip? People who want to watch the stars fall back down to earth with the rest of the “regular folk”.
Roman political leaders knew the importance of the Coliseum. It served the same purpose that the television, a major delivery system of the pop culture dream, which placated the masses.
Now ask yourself: Why does Obama go on The View?