Since 1985, the sneakers carrying Michael Jordan’s name “Air Jordan” and world-renowned “Jumpman” silhouette have helped to define and shape America’s sneaker culture. Air Jordan shoes range in price from $200 to $1,000 a pair!!
Or another example is; Caitlyn Jenner …previously identifying publicly as a male, Jenner revealed her identity as a trans-female in April 2015 and publicly announced her name change from Bruce to Caitlyn in a July 2015 Vanity Fair cover story. Her name and gender change became official on September 25, 2015. Jenner has six children from marriages to ex-wives Chrystie Crownover, Linda Thompson and Kriss Jenner; but never mind that little detail – because that’s all ancient history now! Why would I care about this person!!?
Or what about our Nobel Peace Prize winner President Obama, or Ted Cruz eating boogers onstage, or Mario's obvious drug abuse habit, or Donald Trump's abusive deal-making language, or Ben Carson's boring sleepy sloppy speech or that "murderer - Hildabeast" Or even Satan incarnate, Pope Francis?
Be it athletes, celebrities, politicians or preachers we as a society worship the ground on which they walk. We hang on to their every word. We see them as beyond human, as transformative leaders, as the saviors of our economy or of the planet.
I think it's time for us to read (or re-read) Charlotte Iserbyt book, "The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America".