Talk:Personality cult

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Ron Paul?[edit]

Ron Paul and his followers seem to resemble something of a personality cult. Anybody agree? ClothCoat (talk) 02:42, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

Agreed but Rand Paul and his followers certainly do not. Rand Paul's followers are nowhere near as dedicated as his father's. Kentuckyball (talk) 13:06, 23 October 2015 (UTC)

Pop culture[edit]

How many people in popular culture have sufficient personality to have a personality cult? What proportion of these persons are dead before they get a pc? 82.44.143.26 (talk) 15:46, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

The examples are too much of a stretch.[edit]

Putting every modern U.S. politician who has had some success seems way overboard to me. I might pare down the list at some point if someone doesn't beat me to it, but I'd like more in-depth examples and a better understanding of what defines a personality cult. It's an important topic for this wiki. The Moose (talk) 09:01, 17 June 2016 (UTC)

I really think that some of the ones that Fuzzy Cat Potato should probably go back in. Specifically Jerry Falwell, Alex Jones, Fidel Castro, and Rush Limbaugh. These people HAVE deliberately cultivated what are pretty much cults of personality, especially Limbaugh and Castro.68.200.26.93 (talk)

Certainly atleast both Alex Jones and Castro should go back in (and that's just because I don't know the other two closely enough). Reverend Black Percy (talk) 15:11, 17 June 2016 (UTC)

why theres no kekkonen[edit]

Fact that elon musk gets honour of being in personality list but theres no where to find kekkonen is Hurting the feelings of the finnish people. Urho Kalevi Kekkonen is createst leader to ever come from savonia and the fact that you have not him listed is proof of anti finno ugric conspiracy

1. Elon Musk is probably better known than Kekkonen around the world these days. Maybe even in Finland. 2. His second name was "Kaleva" not "Kalevi". Some Finn you are not knowing that. 3. Isn't not including him being kind to Finnish people, by indicating that there isn't a personality cult around him. There is of course, you seem to be a prime example of such a cultist, but the term "personality cult" is derisive in its nature and being an apparent member doesn't speak highly of you. 4. I'm a Finn and I'm not insulted by his exclusion. By all means his semi dictatorial existence should be forgotten. Knight CommanderIn ServiceTo HerGoatness 00:03, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez personality cult[edit]

I don't know if Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's viral internet popularity would count as a personality cult. I mean, if it does, she'd be the first example of one built via social media. --2601:199:4181:E00:6529:7FA0:AEAF:B6B7 (talk) 17:36, 20 April 2021 (UTC)

Being popular isn't the same thing as forming a personality cult. Actively promoting one's image in order to consolidate power within an organization is a much stronger indicator. Organizationally, she doesn't have much power. Bongolian (talk) 18:07, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
Considering the amount of terminally online people going "AOC is liberal/neolib/right-wing actually" on Twitter, I'd say no. Gangster Computer God (talk) 18:11, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
Okay, I admit that if AOC's viral popularity was a bit more cult-like, she'd be fit for "Other political figures". But we might need to dig further and draw conclusions. --2601:199:4181:E00:6529:7FA0:AEAF:B6B7 (talk) 20:20, 20 April 2021 (UTC)

I think we should nuke the list[edit]

For the same reasons we've been nuking a few other lists I think this one should go, only a handful of exemples are enough. That being said, even if we don't I don't think AOC qualifies. At least not yet. GeeJayK (talk) 20:48, 20 April 2021 (UTC)