Talk:Personality cult

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Obama - is pushing it. Let time tell, I suppose. ħumanUser talk:Human 05:52, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

I'd tentatively say yes to Obama being a personality cult. But I'd say he's not doing it maliciously and much of it is the public generating it for him - partly the "OMG A BLACK GUY RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT!!!!11" and partly "finally, someone who isn't George Bush". It's certainly not the same league as Kim Jong Il, and really not much more than most US presidents when you think about it. Scarlet A.pngtheist 13:25, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

"a system in which a leader is able to control a group of people through the sheer force of his or her personality"[edit]

I'm not sure what "control a group of people through the sheer force of his or her personality" actually means. That's just how politics, or any corporate system works a lot of the times. It's also how I get my kids to mow the lawn and take out the garbage. It's a big leap from getting people to do what you want--which can be simply managing them--to the god-like thing we're talking about with mao, Hitler, etc. P-Foster (talk) 07:10, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

I agree with your deletions, with a minor "meh" on Reagan. But if we include Reagan, we'd probably have to add JF Kennedy, eh? ħumanUser talk:Human 07:18, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

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? (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. (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)