Arises when an individual uses mass media, propaganda, or other methods, to create an idealized and heroic public image, often through unquestioning flattery and praise.
Russian translation: kulʾt líchnosti
This past week, Edward Snowden made an appearance via BEAM telepresence robot at the TED(Technology, Entertainment, Design)conference where he was reportedly received with a standing ovation from people who think New FISA Coke is so 1984, Daddio.
Saving the issues of voter suppression, industrial pollution, income inequality and anti-abortion legislation for the day when we’re all finally free from the chains of Obama’s war on white people problems, the stage was set for some real leader shipping and handling.
In robot Snowden’s own disembodied words:
“If I had to describe myself, I wouldn’t use words like “hero.” I wouldn’t use “patriot,” and I wouldn’t use “traitor.” I’d say I’m an American and I’m a citizen, just like everyone else.”
And then the feed malfunctioned and all he kept saying was, “ca-ca-ca-ca-catch the wave!”