Remember the TV commercials for Pace Picante Sauce? A recurring theme was some rugged men of the west would wonder why the other sauce isn’t as good as Pace? Then someone would look at the label of Brand X Picante Sauce and exclaim, “Why, this was made in New York City!” And everybody in the commercial would reply with one incredulous voice, “NEW YORK CITY”?
What prompted this poetic waxing about the grit and the glitter of New York City were remarks from Sen. Ted Cruz. He touts himself as a true American, a man of values and he represents other Americans with true American values.
As opposed to those with New York values.
Cruz knows his target audience, people stewing in the juices of their own rage and impotence and too stupid to see they are being led closer and deeper to their own ruin. But Cruz plies them with the words of a cagey serpent, about how they are great Americans with down home values, not like, you know, everyone else.
And you know who is in New York City? Everyone else. The Jews and the African Americans and the Muslims and the immigrants and the homosexuals and the atheists and the dreamers and the downtrodden and the go-getters and more including Catholics and liberals and women and even white male Protestant conservatives. That’s what New York City is good at: more! And that’s what scares the weakest of the weak minded that Cruz seeks for his cause. They are afraid, they have been made afraid of everyone who is not them and there seems to be, every day, more.
New York City is anything and everything America is and can be. And that scares small minded people like Ted Cruz to death because they can't handle it when America does not look like them. And New Yorkers don't look like Ted Cruz. New Yorkers are smarter and stronger than Ted Cruz.
Ted Cruz is less. New York City is more.
Everybody, be good to one another
A little lower...