You're a portable mess
Carpetbagger spearheading tear peddeling pretentious art critics
Portable mess: you have no home
Carpetbagger is probably a reference to something beyond my meager intelligence, but I believe “spearheading tear peddling pretentious art critics” is referring to those who are enabling the creation of art that converts sadness and suffering into money and profit.
The next line ties in as well
“orphans trying to dismiss those pioneering their fortunes”
orphans: you have no parents (thematically consistent with “you have no home”)
however in this case orphans also refers to artists. Artists are trying to dismiss the critics, and financial backers of those who “pioneer their fortunes”.
Still consistent the next line throws another punch in the gut of the artist saying “you’re a spectacle” and then criticizing an artist of thinking he has the right to impart what is true or what is divine to other people.
To me this all touches on the commentary of artists in particular and how they will struggle and deny the reality of the world just to eschew what they perceive is a divine message.
This is particularly interesting with recent talk of creativity as a mental illness, due to the possibility of including it as a condition in the DSM-V.
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