The neo-primitive culture whose sole existence was based on worship of the stars....
They didn't see it coming because they were too busy navel-gazing and pretending they knew something about politics and world affairs---and leaping in front of news cameras to grab freebie publicity-ops.
Not to mention all the nutzy-smutzy words they used to call the President.... Umm...., better make that Republican President George W. Bush....
They rolled out the red carpet treatment for nutz-'n-slutz-alibi-addicted Democrat President Bill Clinton---their first "Hollywood President...." who acted himself into the White House and was coached by Hollywood directors on how to best lie to the American people.... and get away with it. It didn't work.
Come to think of it...., it didn't work for the Hollywood directors and "stars" either.
May they forever R.I.P.
Hat tip to Larry Wright for political 'toon.