At this year’s Emmy Awards, actress Victoria Rowell wore a strapless “Obama” dress. Although internet pollsters voted her worst dressed, President Obama’s celebrity status is disturbing. Cults of Personalities exist almost exclusively under the rule of totalitarianism. Cesar was said to be loved by the people, but Cesar also killed the Roman Republic. Prior to social democracy taking hold, all monarchs were revered as god-like. Traditionally, leaders in democratic societies have more difficulty ceasing an entire population’s awe, but with innovations in photography, film, voice recording and mass publications, along with state controlled public education, we see such awe inspiring leaders emerge.