Is Miley Cyrus a Discordian?
The question might seem absurd, until you consider a few facts:
1) She was born Destiny Hope Cyrus on November 23, 1992 (23 of course being a very Discordian number). This is the anniversary of the first airing of Discordian Saint Doctor Who, which was postponed one day because of the assassination of U. S. President John F. Kennedy the day before. Kerry Thornley, co-founder of the Discordian religion under the name Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst, was investigated for his connection with suspect presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald.
2) She became famous under the name Miley Cyrus (5 letters and 5 letters).
3) Her original name Destiny implies someone who gives destiny (i.e. Goddess Eris) and Miley was a nickname given by her father to mean Smiley (i.e. joke). Remember that Discordianism is a joke disguised as a religion, or a religion disguised as a joke.
4) She has filed to change her name to Miley Ray Cyrus (which is much closer to the name of the Discordian Saint Prostitute Minnie Rae, sometimes known as Mary Simpson), who was named "The Little Countess" by Discordian Saint Emperor Norton I.
5) The hearing for her name change was scheduled for May 1, 2008, the anniversary of the founding of both the Bavarian Illuminati (in 1776) and the Society for Creative Anachronism (1966) which has included some of the most prominent Discordians.
6) The Hannah Montana Movie was scheduled to be released May 1, 2009 (see above).
7) Her character's name Hannah is a palindrome, the same backwards and forwards (spelling things backward is a frequent Discordian trick), and also means "grace of God" or, backwards, "grace of Goddess."
8) In May 2008, she appeared half-naked in Vanity Fair, which is quite Discordian, especially for a 15-year-old girl (15 is the number 5 * 3).
9) She is frequently photographed flashing her "now famous peace sign" which is also the Discordian no. 5 or no. 23 sign.
10) She is MySpace friends with Discordian Episkopos Icarus! One of the people in one of her recent vids made friends with him shortly after Icarus! posted a comment on her page. (Icarus, aka Icarus 23 and Mark Steele, was a major force behind the creation of the comic book version of The Illuminatus! Trilogy)
11) According to Digg, Citizen Saline has publicly thrown down against the Scientologists over whether Xemnu or Eris gets her soul. (Long term at will option for Eris, million (?) year contract for the other.)
12) Disney Princess Miley Cyrus has been identified as a Discordian American Princess on a number of blogs and other websites, including the Urban Dictionary. She was encouraged by Reverend Loveshade to pose naked in a sheet and with her father, singer-actor Billy Ray Cyrus touching her inner thigh, in a photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz that appeared in Vanity Fair.
- Victorian Children by Graham Ovenden and Robert Melville
- The Autobiography of Minnie Rae surviving fragments
- The Prankster and the Conspiracy: The Story of Kerry Thornley and How He Met Oswald and Inspired the Counterculture by Adam Gorightly
- "How I Killed Kennedy and Inspired the Counterculture" by R.K.O.