Cult of Personality by Living Colour – Today’s Quote

Cult of Personality by Living Colour – Today’s Quote

Cult of Personality

Andrew’s Note:  I’m a big fan of Living Colour and every time I see this flag with the President’s picture superimposed on the field where our stars should be I’m reminded of this song’s cautionary commentary on the danger of personality cults.  The artists juxtapose positive and negative historical leaders within the lyrics to remind us that the power of a personality cult can be used for great evil or great good.  I have no doubt that the president sees himself and his policies as a force for good but I fear that the ‘fundamental transformation’ he seeks will leave us with a system that’s financially bankrupt and with so much centralized power that we could have a subsequent chief executive who exercises authority in the tradition of Stalin instead of in the tradition of Jefferson.  Living Colour fans will notice that I’ve left out the fourth verse… that was intentional as I don’t want anyone to misconstrue my meaning as being anything other than a warning on the dangers of a personality cult.  

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