In America the word identity is synonymous with a credit-score; your net worth, who you know, and what you buy. Americans have no real identity, we are consumers, we create the most waste in the world, we desire frivolous things, and we continue to destroy our self worth with notions of “we need to be someone else.” Hollywood generates millions of superficial realities so we don’t have to use our imaginations anymore; anyone can become a replica of a television personality or a movie star by purchasing the correct designer products or fashioning a specific hair style.
A person’s face is the first thing we remember as a child, it is what we see in the mirror, on the screen, in the media, and what the entertainers glorify. A physical appearance is an image of make believe, a tragic replica of history regurgitating itself through a singular model or imitation. This vicious cycle of replication comes to us from the simulated realities on television and in media advertisements. In order to avoid this toxic consumer culture, we need to react to the imagery and resist...