Randy Rainbow – the political analysis we need right now
While the world continues to seemingly spiral out of control, we’re grateful to comedian Randy Rainbow for helping us all to see the funny side of life within our current dystopia.
Randy Rainbow has elevated the video parody genre to a whole new level, and the world of politics, pandemics, and police brutality have been providing him with plenty of material.
This latest episode in Rainbow’s reporting through the medium of musicals is a look at the final days of the Trump administration – all served with a side of Fidler on the Roof.
Of course, the reality of the unravelling of all political norms, the global pandemic panic, police brutality and systemic racism is not at all funny. It’s difficult not to feel a bit pessimistic and overwhelmed at how easy it is for the world to veer off in directions that seemed previously inconceivable.
It’s increasingly unclear as to how best to respond when the new-normal seems to be that every day is worse than the last. While it’s tempting to adopt an ostrich strategy and just try and ignore everything, the grown-up thing to do is to try and get to grips with the stories behind the headlines. What is motivating the main players in this drama? What consequences do these decisions have?
But, in the meantime, let’s try and keep our spirits up with a bit of Randy Rainbow.