So this happened. As you probably already know, last night during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Melania Trump delivered a speech that had some lines very similar to an speech made by Michelle Obama back in 2008. In other words, the speech was plagiarized. And when you were in school, the very first thing the teacher told you before writing that paper or delivering that speech was to not copy the words written by someone else.
While most are disgusted by what happened, some in the Republican Party seems to think plagiarizing is no big deal. RNC Chief Strategist Sean Spicer went onto CNN to argue that some of the speech came from Twilight Sparkle. That’s right, the cartoon horse princess who lives in Equestria and is the princess of friendship. You can’t make this stuff up!
Of course, social media and the internet blew up after this interview and many were just laughing. You saw an fan art version from DeviantArt of Twilight Sparkle on the CNN front page. How much you want to bet that CNN did not get the permission from the person who drew that Twilight Sparkle?
Some from the show’s current and former staff were not too pleased.
And the voice of Twilight Sparkle, Tara Strong was really not happy!
I loved this Vine from Tara Strong telling everyone that plagiarism is not magic in her Twilight Sparkle voice. Remember this kids while studying in school!
So this got me thinking. There are many people out there who does not support either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. We don’t trust Trump because of the many outlandish statements he has made in this campaign, like banning all Muslims. We don’t trust Clinton because of those deleted e-mails. And without another viable candidate, several people like me will simply not vote for president this year. I will still go vote on election day because we have to vote for Congress members and local amendments.
What if Twilight Sparkle was an actual human being running for president? No, I’m not talking about being a human in the Equestria Girls series. I’m talking about being an real person on our planet and you see her on the news running for president. What are the five traits you can expect from Twilight Sparkle running for president by watching her pony counterpart on the TV cartoon series? Being the master geek that I am, I came up with five traits you can expect from Twilight Sparkle.
Twilight loves reading! Before she undertook the study of friendship you saw her at the library or at home reading all kinds of books. This means she has spent years reading about the history of Equestria. If she was real, she would have spent years reading about the history of the United States and other countries in the world. From a deep understanding of the Constitution to the history of the states, she would be prepared to deal with those who wants to be corrupt and take power away.
Another good thing while reading all of those books is she has gained great knowledge of the world around her. If she was an actual human, she would have probably been a top learner at a major university like Harvard. She would know how all aspects of government works. And she would have the knowledge of the world around her. If Russia decides to send their military somewhere, or if North Korea decided to send a nuclear warhead into the sky, she would know what to do to protect the American citizens.
In the cartoon series, Twilight is very organized. From the books in the library to all the events on her calendar, you can expect to see every aspect planned from start to finish. If Twilight was real here, her entire day would be planned to the tiniest detail from the time she wakes up until the time she goes to bed. If she became president, her entire calendar would be planned with every detail checked probably by her, and not by The White House staff.
In the series, she is really good at teaching younger foals skills they need to learn for life. From teaching unicorns magic to teaching Earth ponies valuable skills, foals around her are going to be better off around her! If she was real, Twilight would inspire many kids not only in the United States but around the world. She would continue to host events at The White House like the annual science fair. Because smart kids means better adults down the road!
This is the most important trait! In the cartoon series, before Twilight moved to Ponyville, she knew nothing about friendship. Twilight has spent seasons learning every aspect about why friendship is important with bumps along the road. Can we admit that crazy Twilight is really funny!
Twilight is now the princess of friendship, and she has a boat load of knowledge about how friendship works and how to resolve friendship conflicts before it leads to something worse. If Twilight was real, she would take her vast knowledge of friendship to Washington D.C., where it’s really needed! From corrupt politicians, people who are greedy, people who wants all the power, and other weird people, Washington is in need of an friendship intervention. Twilight would be the one to fix Washington and its problems.
One thing I can agree with along with Tara Strong, Twilight Sparkle would make a much better president than Trump or Clinton. But we can’t vote for her, she’s a horse!