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By Aaron Allen Schiller

At the pinnacle of The Colbert Report, some of the most renowned exhibits on tv, Stephen Colbert is a popular culture phenomenon. multiple million humans sponsored his faux candidacy within the 2008 U.S. presidential election on fb, a testomony to the quite wealthy set of matters and feelings Colbert brings to brain. Stephen Colbert and Philosophy is full of considerate and a laugh chapters, each one written through a thinker and all desirous about Colbert's inimitable fact — from his notice creations (truthiness, wikiality, freem, and others) to his place as a faux-pundit who overtly mocks Fox information and CNN. even if many of the dialogue is established round The Colbert Report, this assortment doesn't overlook both his best-selling booklet, I Am the US (And So Can You!), or his public performances, together with his incendiary 2006 White apartment Press Correspondents' Dinner speech.

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He’s the host of his personal ideal information convey, the writer of the best-selling i'm the US (And So are you able to! ), and a paragon of excellence in each element of his existence. Why else could there be either an ice cream taste created in his honor and a Hungarian bridge named after him? Mr. Colbert’s best-selling booklet received the very prestigious “Stephen Colbert Award for the Literary Excellence. ” And he even coined the 2006 Merriam-Webster notice of the 12 months: truthiness. sincerely, every thing graced by means of Mr. Colbert’s contact turns to gold. but one query eats away at me frequently: As Mr. Colbert is the main first-class and so much American of all Americans—in essence a “Super-American,” in the event you will—why is he no longer the proud chief of the U.S. of the US? How is it that the main American people all isn't the President of the us of the USA? Now Mr. Colbert did try and develop into president. It used to be his purpose to run for President in 2008. As he introduced in a different visual appeal at the day-by-day convey on October sixteenth, 2007, Colbert deliberate on competing for a spot on either the Republican and the Democratic tickets in his domestic nation of South Carolina. After a sequence of setbacks, besides the fact that, Mr. Colbert’s ambition used to be thwarted as soon as and for all while he used to be denied a spot at the poll via the South Carolina Democratic govt Council. In what’s in actual fact their least democratic of selections, South Carolina denied its favourite son the chance to turn into what he so richly merits. In so doing, additionally they denied us as americans that from which we'd so drastically profit. So, why may those so-called “Democrats” deny Mr. Colbert his rightful position at the poll? the answer's seen … jealousy. i'm going to admit that even I, the main ardent of Mr. Colbert’s supporters (I prefer to contemplate myself as a “Colbertite””), consider the occasional twinge of jealousy whilst I give some thought to his extraordinary presents. many people have skilled this—isn’t it common? How may we now not want we have been extra like Mr. Colbert? yet, may we deny him the chance to rule the best nation on the planet simply because we're jealous? i am hoping now not. evidently, there are those that may. After a lot examine, i've got stumbled on the deep philosophical and mental reason behind why a few lesser males test so tough to carry again nice males, and take a look at even more durable to carry again the best of men—Stephen Colbert. Why they fight to maintain Our guy Down Now, first, a short disclaimer: the philosophical principles that i'm approximately to give an explanation for to you have been inspiration up through a German. To be particular, a no longer American. yet even “not american citizens” can get a hold of a good suggestion on a unprecedented get together. So don’t be dissuaded simply because it really is not going! extra importantly, do not forget that simply because an individual has one reliable suggestion doesn’t suggest he has multiple stable suggestion. consequently, although, i feel, and you’ll agree, that this “not American” did get something correct. Now who am I speaking approximately? i'm speaking approximately Friedrich Nietzsche. yet that isn’t vital. What concerns is what Nietzsche has to claim approximately our hero—Stephen Colbert.

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