Monday, August 24, 2015
Photo Analysis: Hit the Light Trumptastic
The above picture from Donald Trump's rally in Mobile, AL, has been endlessly Tweeted and amusingly Photoshopped. But I think a few observations can be quickly made--
1.) The blonde woman holding the baby is quite possibly more excited about meeting Donald Trump than I think I've been about anything in my whole life. I don't believe I'm the only person who can say they have never been that literally enthused.
2.) The baby's facial expression is perhaps, the most understandable.
3.) If shown the picture for the very first time, and asked my humble opinion, I'd have thought that the "Thank you Lord Jesus for President Trump" sign was itself an over-the-top Photoshop addition, but no, it is not.
4.) Trump's appeal is largely symbolic, where it is not totally nihilistic.
5.) This is how people respond to celebrities in our culture.
6.) But this response is nevertheless genuine.
That last part...is what worries people.