Turns out the flash of an idea I had of Ted Cruz as the Miley Cyrus of politics has popped up in other people’s minds as well (Bill Maher made the same comparison on Real Time last night).
They do make quite a pair and suggest the perfect name for their duo act, “Jerking and Twerking”.
The comparison is pretty accurate though, when it comes to being unprincipled narcissists who see only their own greed for fame and influence as a “value” and are willing to exploit the most base instincts of their supporters to gratify their obsession.
Of course being a mercenary egoist in the music world is like being another donut in the bakery but being a diva in politics is a newer trend that’s all the rage in the Bagger set. They may claim to oppose deficits in government spending but when it comes to humility and decency, the Baggers produce new record deficits weekly.
What do Baggers like Ted Cruz and Madonna-mutants like Miley Cyrus have in common?
Mediocre talents with massively hungry egos, they can grab the spotlight for a while by constantly shocking the majority but eventually, the majority becomes annoyed with the constant premeditated manipulations…and look for someone new to do the same thing. While such hacks often remain in the sideshow (see: Sarah Palin) for sometime they never return to the center ring.
So, thanks to the similar shallowness of our media that wallpapers the images of these types while inauthentically shaking their heads and wagging their fingers at them as bad examples for the public to see, we will be repeatedly force fed hollow egotists who try to outdo the shock and outrage of those who came before them.
The only good thing about this cycle of public egotism is watching their inevitable fall from the top of the mountain and knowing that they will live the rest of their lives in frustration and resentment, fruitlessly trying to get back to the heights they will never see again.
So, one day, Ted Cruz will join the ranks of the Joseph McCarthys and the Joe Walshes trying to dredge up some good deed to tell Satan as he taps his foot impatiently, Miley Cyrus will be doing reality shows requiring her to eat disgusting things and be a spokeswoman in commercials for Depends and somehow, humanity will continue on without them…with new and more crass and in-your-face narcissists that the media can bemoan as they plaster their faces everywhere.
As they say, “That’s Entertainment!”