Maybe Taylor Swift can save the world?

I read the NYTimes Evening briefing last night. Its been a good month since I’ve read the news, 

And then I saw the news. And DAMN. Geez.  Seems like the world is literally BURNING down, but when I read it all I could only laugh. I’m serious.

Maybe I drank too much last night (I had more than my usual two drinks!), but I read it with a weird lens. A musical one. 

The first thing I read was the tariff war with China. That doesn’t seem to be going well. Wow. You’re telling me that the “best deal maker in the world” isn’t succeeding?! I find it so crazy that the people who voted this man in, are getting hurt the most. 

But I kept laughing as all I could think about was Taylor Swift singing to Donald Trump.

But you say it in a Tweet, that’s a cop-out

And I’m just like, “Hey, are you okay?”

And I ain’t tryna mess with your self-expression

But I’ve learned a lesson that stressin’ and obsessin’ ’bout somebody else is no fun

And snakes and stones never broke my bones

So oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh

You need to calm down, you’re being too loud

And I’m just like oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh (oh)

You need to just stop

Maybe in your world, you can try that strategy? Just play Taylor swift outside the oval office. You know like this. 

Brazil made the next news slot. I lived in the Amazon for four days. I fell in love with a sloth. That is where my obsession with sloths began. And here it is in on fire. It did feel comforting to see France, Germany and Canada’s reaction. It is SO disappointing how we are not a leader in climate control. We are AMERICA! The leader of the free world. I believe that statement should include the ability to freely BREATH.

And again I sang in my head to this fire: 

So oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh

You need to calm down, you’re being too loud

And I’m just like oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh (oh)

You need to just stop

And then I stopped reading. When I saw the part about RGB I got sick. Of course, it is cancer. This did not shock me one bit. Of course, it is cancer that spreads and kills not only the innocent but also the greatest minds of our time. 

And then I thought what if instead of talking about internet trolls in life, which I assume is the intent of Ms. Swift’s song, what if I replaced it with cancer.

So now I listen to Taylor Swift on repeat. My new mantra to cancer. You need to calm down. Why be mad when you can be GLAD?

You need to just STOP!

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