Thursday, July 02, 2015

Poor Little Rich Boy

That's how they used to refer to Richie Rich: The Poor Little Rich Boy. I never felt that sorry for the kid. He had a girlfriend, Gloria. He had a dog, Dollar, and an expressly loyal butler, Cadbury. And his parents weren't gunned down by Joe Chill. Sure, maybe they could have been more present and more willing to be active in their son's life instead of simply throwing money at him, but the money they threw. Great big wads of cash, such that poor Richie spent most of his time trying to live up to the money on which most of his relationships were necessarily founded. Who could ignore that dollar shaped gold driveway? He had to work tirelessly to make sure his character was beyond reproach so that no one could say that he got what he had just because he was rich. I'm thinking about his poor little poor friend, Freckles. And I'm also thinking about that nasty little twit, cousin Reggie Van Dough, Jr. It must have been nearly impossible for Richie to gauge his level of intimacy with anyone because of all that moola. 
The same cannot be said for poor Donald Trump. The Donald isn't poor in the way Richie Rich was poor, nor is he poor in the way fourteen and a half percent of Americans are.  Nor is he poor in spirit, as suggested by J. Christ in his "Sermon on the Mount." Come to think of it, there aren't a lot of ways in which Donald Trump could find himself categorized as "poor." Unless we start to apply this adjective to his choice of words. "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people." These were some of the words Trump the Candidate chose to toss around as he declared himself ready for the Republican nomination. Those words were the ones that the National Broadcasting Company felt were sufficient to let Mister Trump go. NBC fired the guy who made an avocation out of the phrase "you're fired." 
So guess what happened next? Donald Trump says he is going to sue NBC.  "NBC is weak, and like everybody else is trying to be politically correct. That is why our country is in serious trouble." Yes, Donald. That is why our country is in serious trouble. It's not the attention that we allow poor, misguided souls like yours. Or maybe it is. Poor Donald Trump. Poor, pitiful, deranged, confused, filthy rich Donald Trump. 

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