Miley Cyrus kicked off her highly-anticipated 'Bangerz' tour on Valentine's Day
by whizzing down a giant tongue slide.
If Miley Cyrus is a mirror to society ... what does it say of us?
I don't blame Miley. She is reaping $Millions by acting out her issues, her rebellion, and her narcissism.
She is a little girl given too much too soon, and it eroded what little substance she had.
Like a minister's daughter gone wild, thinking she is being original and free, Miley is becoming tiresome.
But look at the paying crowd in her audience.
‘It's almost punk rock to like me because it's not the right thing to do,’ Miley Cyrus told Cosmo. ‘Like, society wants to shut me down.’
The headlines blare about her, and the oxygen of their publicity
feeds the fires of her narcissim and her career.
Madonna did it before her. Marilyn before Madonna. Marlene Dietrich before them all.
But copies of copies fade with each repetition.
You can use the same tea bag only so many times before the tea becomes insipid, worthy of only being spit out.
Has Miley Cyrus become the perfect epitome of society’s moral failings?
Where are the beautiful voices? Is it all about sex and coming out in your underwear?
Miley, smoking weed and twerking the behinds of midgets, has become a bad joke of perversion.
I mean, treating little people as objects of mockery laced with sexual perversion?
Am I the only one to think that performance was in extremely bad, dysfuntional taste?
Kanye West raps about his sex life with Kim Kardashian in his new remix of DRUNK IN LOVE.
We blame society for wrongs that we see in our world, yet we do nothing to fix them.
And that's the essence of the problem:
We forget that society is made up by us.
Each person influences society, just as a rock dropped in a pool sends out ever-widening ripples.
We tend to forget how powerful we are, how powerful our influence can be ... perhaps to only one person ...
but if we influence one person to strive to be whole emotionally, and she, in turn, influences another ....
America loves to be shocked. Whenever something sensational happens, we talk about it, watch it, listen to it.
This post reflects that.
The things we regard as sensational are more often negative than positive.
We reward people for sinking to the lowest common denominator.
It's about who can have the most provocative dance moves or the most tattoos.
The media covers these topics because they know it'll bring in lots of readers and viewers, and thus lots of money.
Not much is written about who dressed the classiest or who wrote a Nobel Prize-winning novel.
We have taught ourselves that attention is to be coveted, and that it doesn't matter how we achieve that attention, as long as we get it ...
look at all those inane celebrity selfies.
Why take the long path to fame -- through hard work and dedication --
when you can get there so much easier by singing some lewd lyrics, fondling teddy bears and sledgehammers,
and riding down giant tongue slides?
We must be the change we wish to see in the world.