Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Don't Feel Like Satan, But I Am To Them

The biggest tragedy, as it turns out, isn't that we will have to watch the Miss Universe Pageant on our laptops this year. It isn't that the reigning Miss Universe, Paulina Vega from Colombia, isn't willing to give up her crown. She earned it, after all. Now she will have to continue defending herself from the money guy behind the throne, Donald J. Trump, who called her a "hypocrite." Her response: "The most comical is using the word: hypocrisy. But I think what I’m doing is the least hypocrite thing I can do by using my voice clearly. By not renouncing my crown has nothing to do with what I do or what I don’t do. I have a legally binding contract and legal relationship with the organization and it’s not so easy for me, like the artists have done, to renounce and say, 'No. I’m not working for you anymore.' I have a contract of 1 year. So it's a much more complicated situation, but we have to understand that Trump is a very polemic person. I’m going to keep going forward and refuse his comments to affect me. Miss Universe the organization and I are much more than what that man says on Twitter." Did you catch the use of "polemic" in there? I believe Ms. Vega's talent in the pageant last year was "Thesaurus." 
If all of this ruckus could have stayed in the arena of beauty pageants, it might have been just another one of the Donald's tirades that have that ring of "Macbeth," Act Five, Scene Five about them. Now he's looking to corral public opinion around the death of a woman in San Francisco. In case you missed it, thirty-two-year-old Kathryn Steinle was shot to death while walking with her parents on Pier 14. The suspect? Illegal immigrant and convicted felon Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez. Suddenly the outrage over J. Trump's babble is mired in the real life concerns of immigration reform and sanctuary cities and how did this guy get hold of a federal officer's gun? It's almost like a series of coincidences too bizarre to be imagined. 
Unless there were millions of dollars changing hands. What does Ockham's Razor suggest? Take the fewest assumptions possible. Does it make any sense that this guy would just randomly be shooting white women, or seals as he has suggested, at a crowded Bay Area tourist attraction? Does it make any sense at all that the gun he used belonged to a federal agent? How far down the rabbit hole would you have to go to find some connection between the Trump campaign and this five time loser who just happened to be in the worst possible place at the most awful time? The money you don't have to spend on Celebrity Apprentice and Univison promos can now be slid to the Sanchez family. The Donald could be paying all those rapists, drug dealers and murderers to stay in Mexico. Where I hope they have decent wi-fi so they can watch Miss Universe. 
It would be funny if it weren't so horrible. "Keep on Rockin' in the Free World?" Canadian immigrants Like Neil Young are troublemakers, but at least they're not murderers. Maybe it really can't be funny anymore. 

1 comment:

Krs10 said...

Great idea for spending The Donald's money. Better spent on Mexico than on an American campaign...!