It’s Almost Like Praying

Was it okay for Lin-Manuel Miranda to tweet that the U.S. President’s general indifference was his ticket to the inferno?

Puerto Rico is now moving into the third week of recovery from the strongest hurricane. At this writing, the 85% of the residents have no power, 65% have no phone service and 60% have no water to drink. The youngest, oldest and weakest of these U.S. citizens are teetering on the edge of existence and our president blames this U.S. territory for not doing enough for themselves, drags his feet in delivering FEMA relief, and openly plays golf at one of his many luxury resorts.

The behavior of our president sets a poor example. At a time when folks could be digging deep into their pockets to assist the people of Puerto Rico, Tumps’s actions say that it is okay  to look away from pain. Lin-Manuel Miranda called it right when he tweeted ” You’re going straight to hell, @realDonaldTrump. No long lines for you. Someone will say, “Right this way, sir. They’ll clear a path.” When it has been suggested that Miranda’s attitude toward the holder of the highest office in our land was disrespectful, he replied, “But it’s unprecedented to have the President of the United States attack the victims of a natural disaster.”

Miranda insists his assertion was not  an impulsive action. It was the only way he could describe what he was feeling, and it says a lot, because this man is normally very tolerant and articulate. It is clear that his patience had worn thin. Miranda is known for creating and starring in the Broadway musical Hamilton.  All in all he has won a Pulitzer Prize, two Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, a MacArthur Fellowship, and three Tony Awards. Pretty impressive!

The Dayology Analysis

#46 WED CAP
1/16/1980
Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda was born on Wednesday and in the zodiac sign of Capricorn. The combination of his two Dayology rulers, Mercury and Saturn, creates a serious thinker and communicator.  As we’ve seen their statements can be insightful yet harsh. Often people with this signature use their smarts to move up the corporate ladder and amass wealth. Miranda is one of those rare WED CAP types  who uses these energies in ways to make things better for all.

Yes, it is right for Lin-Manuel Miranda to lend his voice to the pleas of the needy. And yes, it is fine for him to refuse to apologize to President Trump. Miranda is exercising his right to free speech. It’s called social protest. And he has gone even an extra step farther by gathering together music greats Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Rubén Blades, Luis Fonsi, and Gloria Estefan plus many others, to record  Almost Like Praying, as a  spirited fundraiser for the hurricane relief efforts.