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Published:May 9th, 2017 11:08 EST
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Baby Groot is the Messiah the Galaxy Needs in the Age of Donald Trump

By Robert Paul Reyes

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 2 is the No. 1 hit in the galaxy, it`s conquered the box office in America, China, Korea and Russia, in fact it`s taken root all over the world.

The breakout star of this family-friendly blockbuster isn`t the dashing hero Star Lord or the sizzling hot Gamora, but the little tree with the saucer eyes, Baby Groot.

Baby Groot doesn`t have a nose, ears or lips, but he has big expressive eyes, and eyes are the window to the soul. Stare into Baby Groot`s eyes and you will see sugar and spice and everything that`s nice, and more than a touch of adorable mischievousness.

Baby Groot is a hit with the ladies, but when they tell their boyfriends they want to see Guardians of the Galaxy, they don`t have to twist their arms because dudes are just as enthralled by Baby Groot.

Baby Groot is the perfect hero in the age of Donald Trump, his bottomless reservoir of adorableness is the perfect antidote for the corruption, filth and degradation of our president.

I`m not a Pollyanna, I`m a cynical blogger whose stock-in-trade is ridiculing politicians, celebrities and religious con artists. The producers of Galaxy created Baby Groot knowing that he would be a billion dollar merchandising engine.

But they unwittingly created an icon of peace and love that transcends religion, politics and borders, witness his international fan base.

Baby Groot`s vocabulary is limited to three words: I am Groot. But depending on his inflection and tone those three words can mean just about anything. It`s up to each one of us to interpret what Baby Groot is saying, and to me he`s always saying: I am adorable.

I am obsessed with Baby Groot, and that`s not a bad thing. I love Baby Groot waving. I love Baby Groot dancing. I love Baby Groot having a tantrum! I love Baby Groot. America Loves Baby Groot. The World Loves Baby Groot. The Galaxy loves Baby Groot.

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