Gustavo Arellano is a paid antagonist. It turns out that he’s even become a hero to some. His whole existence is dependent on being that antagonist and making that buck off of it. Never before has this been more true than now that he’s some high-ranking editor / smut peddler at the OC Weekly.
The OC Weekly, a smut peddler’s paradise.
Just the other day Arellano, in his role of Hero Antagonist, made a call for his fans to “occupy Harrah” in reference to what he thought was the beginning of ground breaking on One Broadway Plaza. Andrew Galvin of the Santa Ana Register corrected him and informed others that the heavy machinery at the proposed site of construction came from the demolition taking place at El Sol Academy, a chartered elementary school, that is currently expanding.
Arellano pretends to defend Santa Ana from its politicians and business interests because he still subscribes to, or is brainwashed by, the idea of a “Rage Against the Machine.” Verily, his ideas, whether genuine or not, come from sympathizing with a rock group of the same name, a group that proved to have no staying power, and one that existed only to CAPITALIZE on the uprising in Chiapas, the EZLN and Subcomandante Marcos.
That trend faded, and so did the “rage against the machine.” Or did it? It appears that Arellano is its spiritual successor.
Even if his “eyes and ears” on the ground in Santa Ana have told him that I share a space at 410 B. West Fourth, it is his job to be the Hero Antagonist, no matter how unreasonable he proves to be.
Arellano doesn’t have a clue about what’s good for Santa Ana, and even if he did, it’s his job to antagonize any proposals and solutions that people may have for Santa Ana.