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Originally posted by Shred
In my opinion it's a sign of sickness of a nation when this is done for an entertainer. An entertainer is not a national hero. An entertainer is just that; he/she takes peoples minds off of important issues for a short amount of time. But maybe that's the reason they're doing this, entertainment over education and politics. It's making me sick, and I'm not dissing Houston.edit on 15-2-2012 by Shred because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by W3RLIED2
reply to post by macman
I would be disgusted to know that anyone flew a flag at half mast for Whitney. Since when do crackheads deserve such an honor?
Are you on medication or drugs or are you a troll or newsreporter or working for a opinion research corporation (nielsen)? This should not even be a thread.
Originally posted by clowdstalker
Well um wow is about all i can say. I am all for honoring the deceased, especially cultural icons such as the late Whitney Houston...but the entire nation to fly at half mast for her passing? I am a little baffled and at the same time totally not surprised.
Our culture has collectively placed those in the entertainment industry so far above the seething masses that the idea that these are simply ordinary people whose talents lead them into extraordinary jobs has completely escaped us. Performers are nearly sacralized through our idolization of them. I am not sure how to feel about this...its just...odd.
here is the article...another daily dose of wtf courtesy of the Internets and (of course) msnbc.
I know that this has been spurned by her home state which i can understand, local gal turned big time should be honored but at the same time, I can think of a whole lot of solders whose passing went unrecognized on the national level who deserved this honor a whole lot more than she does.edit on 15-2-2012 by clowdstalker because: (no reason given)