Pandemic Diary - Day 207
Watching Trump slowly ascend the White House stairway to the Truman Balcony when he returned from Walter Reed oddly reminded me of a scene right out of the 2008 movie "Evita."
Evita Peron was the wife of Argentine dictator Juan Peron, and was known for her kindness to the poor. Madonna played Evita in the movie, and recorded a hit song, "Don't Cry for me Argentina."
There's a scene where Madonna is standing on a balcony and singing while an adoring crowd below listens.
FYI: The Lincoln Project put out this video Covita yesterday. It's hilarious!
In my interpretation of the movie and musical it's not an icon addressing an audience; it's a physically and mentally deteriorating dictator defiantly ripping of his face mask to show the world how stupid he is.
Verse from Evita:
"Don't cry for me, Argentina
The truth is I never left you
All through my wild days
my mad existence
I kept my promise, don't keep you distance."
Verse from COVITA
"Don't cry for me, America
The truth is I'm Covid free
Everything I'm doing
is for the country
I lie like a rug, about that bug
there's no need to maintain a safe distance."
Everything in Trump's world is a production where he refocuses reality into an alternate universe where he's a stable genius and everyone loves him.
It's an American production that I hope we never see again after voting Trump out of office.
Quote for the Day: "Meanwhile, back at reality." George Lucas