Friday, June 11, 2010

The Mashup - No power without support

This mashup aims to highlight the idea that you cannot rise to power or maintain it without support of some kind. In the case of Helen Keller, it was the aid of those close to her. With Miranda Kerr, the power given to her by her looks is maintained through health and beauty products. Angela Merkel's power is maintained by the votes of German citizens. My approach to the idea of power will be further explained in later posts.

On 3rd March 1887 Anne arrived at the house in Tuscumbia and for the first time met Helen Keller. Anne immediately started teaching Helen to take a look at the inside and see how celebs create well-being in their lives. Then, after a month of Anne's teaching, what the people of the time called a "miracle" occurred. Voters spurned plans by Merkel's Social Democratic challenger to raise taxes on top earners. Frank-Walter Steinmeier's SPD had its worst post-war result in what he called a "bitter day" after sharing power with Merkel for four years and governing for the previous seven. Miranda Kerr...always looks amazing and is the poster girl for zen living, so let's take a look at her tips: "I really have to look after my hair otherwise the colour looks dull. I use hair treatments every couple of weeks and invest in good salon shampoos and conditioners to keep it looking healthy," she adds. Anne could immediately see in her face that she finally understood. Helen's progress from then on was astonishing. Helen had become famous, (and) filled the following years with lecture tours, tax cuts and labour-market deregulation after winning re-election with enough support to govern with the pro-business Free Democrats. With the help of Anne Sullivan, Merkel said she'll press ahead (with) Tahitian Noni Juice: "It's what I put in the inside so I glow on the outside".

Helen Keller - "Helen Keller", RNIB, 2010, (accessed 5/6/10).

Miranda Kerr - "Welcome", Miranda.Kerr-net, (accessed 5/6/10).

Angela Merkel - "Merkel wins majority for tax-cut coalition in Germany", Bloomberg, (accessed 5/6/10).

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