posted on Aug, 25 2013 @ 12:22 PM
I'm not sure it's always worship.
A lot of it is consuming a media that's about hurtful scandals and social blunders.
Even conspiracy theory (especially a la David Icke) is kinda working class and targets the rich.
Considering their otherness, I'm not surprised the super-rich have to live and socialize in separate spaces.
I think they're as much "loved" as "hated".
But then again "worship" of anything is always part love, part fear and part resentment.
Thus looking at hating the rich is also relevant to understand our cultural obsessions with them.
Hating the rich can stem from various impulses.
There's certainly the Marxist idea that property is theft.
Then we also have Jesus in the Gospels, who preaches against accumulating property, and essentially damns the rich.
Of course there's a lot of deflection from the very direct meaning of those verses by rich pastors and capitalist sects, but they never really go
Rich can be relative (it might mean something different in areas of Africa than in the US, for example).
A person with a goat living a village where nobody else has a goat can be rich.
In that sense, the nail that stands out gets the hammer.
edit on 25-8-2013 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)