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Jade Goody Is Madonna Is Nietzsche

JADE Goody, Madonna and Nietzsche – the Financial Times finds a way to work celebrity news into its pages – again. Remember: “My last hope for a celebrity-free read”…

The 20th century saw, as he had predicted, the migration of values from the higher – the spiritual – to the lower – the material, accompanied by an orgy of violence unmatched in recorded history, as well as a weakening of the taboos surrounding sex. The justification, if justification were needed, was that material values were more real, less hypocritical. I don’t know if Madonna reads Nietzsche, but her “Material Girl” (“You know that we are living in a material world/ And I am a material girl”) was a perfect embodiment of this shift, as, in a starker way, was the short life and death of Jade Goody.

Jade is… well, whatever you want her to be (for a price)…

Posted: 4th, April 2009 | In: Celebrities | Comment