Sunday, 1 October 2017

Carmen Yulín Cruz: American Heroine

There are two types of people in the world: Those who do because it's in their blood, and those who do only if they directly benefit. This is a photo of Carmen Yulín Cruz, mayor of San Juan in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. She's spent the past 10 days watching the people of her city suffer while urgent pleas for assistance from the United States, of which Puerto Rico is a territory, have been achingly slow to gain traction. As shown here, Mayor Cruz isn't asking for help while doing nothing -- it's fair to say wading chest-deep in sewage-contaminated water is the opposite of nothing. Meanwhile, President Pussy Grabber, possibly contaminating New Jersey water with homemade sewage while teetering atop a gold-plated toilet on yet another country club getaway, mobile phone in his tiny hands, Oompa-Loompa face turned ochre with narcissistic rage and constipation, has discerned that the only personal benefit from this tragedy is signalling to his white-nationalist base via another shameless Twitter rant that Puerto Ricans 'want everything done for them'. There is no more abominable creature on the planet than someone who sees human suffering, has the means to remedy it, and chooses to scapegoat those in need for political gain. He's specifically targeted Mayor Cruz, of course, because nothing gets under a bloated racist's skin like a strong, brown-skinned woman. While Carmen Yulín Cruz inspires with her courage, President 'Some Nazis Are Nice People' drills down through ever deeper levels of human depravity.

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