Ask yourself: what is popular culture? How does popular culture, along with universally accepted ideas of art and creativity, mass media, publishing and financial constructs, political and social... More > doctrines come into existence? Are mass social and cultural movements—coupled with one's personal and social identity perception—always a natural, turbulent flow of social, economic, philosophical, spiritual and artistic threads of the collective human experience? Movements which organically emerge from the underground eventually to become mainstream cultural and socially accepted consensus? Then from these options, we pick and choose objectively from this smorgasbord of tastes and opinions? That we, as the consumer, the investor, the voter—including our individual decisions, affiliations, allegiances and even our emotional attachments—are all a unique personal experience, determined exclusively by our own choices when all is said and done?
The answer to all these questions is NO.< Less