The hugely talented singer-songwriter Sting recently extolled the new American President in messianically reverential tones, declaring that, “In many ways, he’s sent from God.”
Perhaps so, but let’s not forget that God has also been known to send swarms of locusts, frogs, hail, pestilence and other plagues (c.f., Exodus chapters 5-11). I’m just saying.
Sting affirms that Dear Leader is “very genuine, very present, clearly super-smart, and exactly what we need in the world. . . . I can’t think of any be better qualified because of his background, his education, particularly in regard to Islam.”
Anyway, I’m not much persuaded by Sting’s views on this subject. I LOVE his music, but I just don’t think he’s seeing things clearly here. Even so, I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt for at least being sincere, if naive. After all, he’s the one who also also said, “When the world is running down, you make the best of what’s still around.”