Tuesday 23 October 2018

When did we start to confuse entertainers with spiritual gurus?

Feminist backlash: Taylor Swift
Feminist backlash: Taylor Swift
Joss Whedon
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

Every now and then, it's a good idea to take a take step back from the Sturm und Drang of popular culture and see if you can tie any disparate threads into a coherent knot.

Surfing the Zeitgeist and looking for connections can, in excess, be a sign of impending madness. But in era of unparalleled global connectivity and immediacy, it's interesting to note that while we are never more than a text message away from any part of the world, we've never been further apart from each other.

One perfect example of that was the weird reaction to the disappearance of a Malaysian plane.

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