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Sunday, November 12, 2006

Imelda Marcos still in the news

The BBC reports
"The woman reputed to have once owned 3,000 pairs of shoes has launched her own fashion label. Imelda Marcos, wife of the deposed ruler of the Philippines, has kicked off her collection with a range of jewellery."

Interesting that whatever you do it is still possible to remain in the news and to remain as a celebrity. The focus of the media helps shape this phenomena and that in its turn is shaped by the editor and their teams thinking on what will sell.

But they help create what will sell by their choices.
I have just read a book about Paparazzi who only exist because newspapers etc are willing to pay vast sums for their pictures.

All of this opens questions as to the sanity of our culture. But then what is sane and what is madness.
Michel Foucault wrote an interesting book on madness and civilisation. He looks at the development of the concept of madness, how it first came into being in the modern world. He links that to ideas of the development of power in our society.
I think all of this is very difficult to understand. I still feel very uncomfortable at the way some people still remain in the public eye continuing to make large amounts of money yet they have done things that are are morally unjustifiable.

1 Comments:

Blogger hermajestythequeen said...

Yes - but... I am very unhappy with your viewpoint Lem. Off with your head!

If all the world were mad save thee and me, even thou would be a little bit madder than I.

I'm not sure of the relevance yet but remember 'In the land of the blind the one eyed man(person) is King - but I'm still the Queen'.

9:27 pm  

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