We're broadcast a live feed of the legendary Music Television devouring its own rotting corpse, and people vote for Lady Gaga via mass text message. People hoist Billy Joe Armstong above their heads in some kind of ill-advised exhibition of spontaneity, relevance, or maybe (hopefully?) human sacrifice. This is their entertainment, this is their celebration of culture. They enjoy this. Do you?
Want to know why what Kanye West did was accidentally amazing? Because it was a helpful reminder that the people outraged by it, this apparent desecration of a shiny network astronaut and Leann Rimes' little sister, believe that their feelings are genuine.