Americans are so obsessed with personalities, that we are blind around ideas. Arguments on this forum whether Snowden is a traitor or patriot when as Sarah Palin herself observed (another reason to admire her) that the story is not about Snowden at all, and now and forever this Pope whom we have to define one way or another, describe in categorical terms and declarative sentences, while ignoring or incapable of comprehending the ideas.
Excellent point! Politicians and Hollyweird celebrities seem to predominate. I was saddened by the news report of a dying girl's last wish to attend a Beyonce concert. Beyonce invited her onstage to dance with her while she sang. The new "heroes" are charlatans.