A Thousand Points Of Light For Artistic Autonomy

So did this actually happen or was it a masterfully done SNL sketch?

You’re right. Lorne Michaels would never attempt something so ridiculous.

Before we start, let’s make one thing clear: this post has nothing to do with politics.

I don’t care if Donald Trump is running for President just like I don’t care if Donald Trump wants to marry another guy or transition to a woman or do whatever it is that’s getting Middle America up in arms this week.

This has nothing to do with Millennial apathy.

It does, however, have everything to do with how no one ever seems to get it right.

Rockin’ in the Free World?

How does this keep happening?

I thought Reagan using “Born in the USA” and Kerry using “Fortunate Son” was top of the mark for bonehead campaign songs, but here comes The Donald, natural born leader that he is, kicking the crusade up a notch.

Donald “I think global warming is a hoax” Trump promenaded to the pulpit while a Neil “I’m a Canadian Environmentalist” Young song that eviscerates Republicans played. Then he gave a speech where he promised not to repeat the mistakes of his predecessors.

At worst, Trump picked the song himself after actively listening to the lyrics and declaring them consistent with his message.

At best, some unpaid intern, looking for a peppy jam to pump up the crowd, picked it last minute since Trump’s campaign had so many other things to worry about.

But that’s the problem.

If you can’t get something as simple as the music right, how can you be expected to get anything right?

(Simple solution: Make this every candidate’s campaign song from now until forever. Occam’s razor FTW.)



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