Thursday, November 12, 2009

How Hegemony Works and an Angel called "Angelina"

essay : "Hit Me Baby, Hegemony!"

Indeed, it is a fact that they are considered as the trendsetters of our current teen-generation. A worldwide fascination as what we observed. From fashion, lifestyle or music they are followed by everyone. Some are crazy-enough to "die" for them. It is a phenomenon of senseless fascination, I think.

The backbone of this phenomenon is the issue of Hegemony. Hegemony is the predominance of powerful over the powerless, usually through cultural superiority. Hegemons are the one who impose or controls the actions or thoughts of those who are powerless. U.S.A, as we know, is a powerful, dominative nation and it is observable that they dictate, consciously or unconsciously, the action and thoughts of the nation under their control, just like Philippines. Britney, Lindsay and Miley are Americans ergo the expansions of their popularity are observed all over the world.

Pouty Lips Humanitarian

You are an Alien from Mars, if you don't know Angelina Jolie. She is a classy, beautiful woman, a great actress and a humanitarian. Is it okay to consider her as a role model celebrity of our time? Of course! She is more qualified than once-baldy-scandalous Britney or alcoholic-drug-addicted Lindsay. She is, indeed, shines among her other contemporary celebrity.

Angelina is a warm-hearted woman who adopted less fortunate kids from less fortunate countries. She is also known for her humanitarian work and an active member of United Nations. I salute her because there are only few celebrities like her. Viva La Angelina!

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