The Miners Rescue: Randoms – GET OFF THE BANDWAGON

Posted by on Oct 15, 2010

I shed a tear or two over the Chilean miners I saw being rescued this week. A billion people were transfixed by an amazing story of hope.

However, it being the modern world, people immediately started trying to attach their agendas to the bandwagon. Michael Moore on Larry King was cringe worthy. And although I’m anything but a tea party fan, Chris Matthews was utterly inappropriate.

And that’s before you get to the companies seemingly having a great time exploiting the crisis for their commercial ends. Oakley sunglasses. UPS. The list goes on.

It feels tawdry, tainting something that is pure. I know it was inevitable. But I’m going to try and keep cynicism at bay and hang on to the emotions that hit me on those first few shots of the happy ending of this humbling, incredible, story.