While I disagree with him on almost everything else he has ever said, conspiracy theorist Mark Dice has made the most astute observation I have heard or read from the media regarding the recent descent into madness, bigotry and conspiracy theories.
Tequila, according to Dice, is just the latest in a string of celebrities who after their 15 minutes of fame are over, grasp at an extra few moments in the limelight by espousing conspiracy theories.
Let’s back up a second. In the last years of the first decade of the twenty-first century, before Rupert Murdoch bought Myspace, back when Facebook’s founders were sexually-frustrated college students, there began the “Internet celebrity,” and a certain breed of that species known as the Myspace celebrity. Suddenly, it was possible to have fans all over the world admiring your music, your art work or your body without even a nod of recognition from the mainstream media. Unlike Friendster, the original of the enormous social networking sites, and later Facebook, which strove for honesty in their profiles, Myspace seemed to relish in creating a plethora of little fame-seekers crafting public images for themselves, making their lives seem as glamorous and exciting as they could execute, each more outlandish than the next, posting revealing, porn-inspired pictures of themselves and saying whatever they could think of to garner attention. Women who were not bisexual or whose idea of a great night was a good book and a hot bath did not exist. Aliases were common. (Does anyone think that it says “Bebe Kitty,” “David Foto,” “Jeffree Star” or “Tila Tequila” on their birth certificates?)
Tequila managed to leverage her Myspace following into a VH1 reality show, “A Shot at Love With Tila Tequila,” which broke new ground in trashy TV and featured men and women both competing for the attentions of Tequila, who claimed to be bisexual. With her reality show, fame and returned-calls from entertainment executives all things of her past, what does an Internet Nora Desmond do to get people talking about her once again?
Embrace Nazism and conspiracy theories, apparently.
The Los Angeles-based Dice, whose Youtube videos and books espouse that 9/11 was an “inside job,” the government is putting birth control in our drinking water, the New World Order has infiltrated Mars and pop stars intentionally place Illuminati symbolism in their music videos, is undoubtedly not everyone’s idea of a nice dining companion at Geisha House. Regarding Tequila, however, he seems to have a better grasp on the situation than everyone else commenting about it. He elucidates on both Tequila’s history of mentally ill moments and the sheer shock we all feel at witnessing an avowed bisexual Asian lauding Hitler and wearing a Nazi armband.
Dice, unlike many others who broadcast conspiracy theories on the Internet, does not indulge in racial, ethnic, religious or anti-gay scapegoating and bigotry. And, of course, he is completely accurate in saying that the Nazis would have sentenced Tequila to death for her Asian heritage. However, her bisexual imaging (who knows if she really is or not?) would, also, be enough for the Nazis to categorize her as one unfit to live among the so-called “master race” in the homogeneous fantasy world that they executed millions to create.
Dice, also, remarks that with her personal history of bizarre behavior, her loose grasp on reality and lack of knowledge on the conspiracy theories that she is now espousing, Tequila makes the community of those who research and believe in the existence of the Illuminati, a secret international cabal who rule the world, look bad.