Noose around the neck or a bullet to the brain
To many Americans this is what the choices for presidential candidacy feel like. We’ve found ourselves in one of the most interesting times presiding over U.S. Politics. It feels like out of all the elections to take place in this country we are left with as little choice as we ever have. Do I vote for the carrier criminal and pathological liar who’s “Progressive” or do I vote for the raging hateful asshole who’s “A winner”? Tough choices tough choice….
But have you ever asked yourself why this is your GIVEN decision, or how exactly we wound ourselves up here? Just who can become president? Certainly not you, and certainly not me. We don’t have the money or political backing put plain and simple. In this time of peril where we all are desperately wishing for other options(no offense to Bernie supporters) I think it critical to examine exactly what gives someone the opportunity to run for candidacy.
First lets talk money. A presidential campaign is no mere out of pocket expenditure. Even your wealthy politicians can’t afford to run one on their own. Television commercials and advertisements, political rallies and gatherings, airfare and travel, not to mention the outrageous legal fees just to have your name listed on the voting ballot per state, these expenses are quite frankly out of the question for any average joe to afford much less consider. In a country filled with low-socioeconomic brilliance we can already begin to see how limited our options have become. The two primary candidates are perfect examples of economic corruption and their means of attaining the funding to run their campaigns. Let’s get one thing clear here, that dream you’ve been told that if you just work hard enough you can be rich and wealthy too is all a lie. In the case of Hillary Clinton we see the all too common practice of accepting donations from wealthy/powerful corporate and economic conglomerates. These entities value freedom and democracy like they value a pile of dogshit on the front lawn of their overly-embellished estates. These entities value one thing and one thing only; Profits. The majority of these companies involved in political endorsement only do so because they see profit to be gained by their investment. These donations aren’t a vie of support but rather an investment contract they intend to collect upon. With the majority of the population unable to afford a presidential campaign only those who will push for corporate agendas can acquire the financial support required for candidacy. In the case of Donald Trump we have the iconic “Self-Made-Man”. To which in reality there are very few of. The world of business is a dog eat dog world of undercutting your competition and squashing them out while blustering your own image to appeal to others(does that seem at all reminiscent of his campaign style?) People like you and me will never be wealthy business owners with 7 figure incomes because people like you and me are compassionate and care about the effect our actions have on others. That’s bad for profits and thus bad for business. You only become rich in the corporate world if you ally yourself with the corruption. If the 1% hold more than 50% of the wealth, they aren’t just going to start handing it down to those who threaten their way of life, rather they circulate that currency amongst themselves as they continue to soak up the rest from the 99% like a sponge. And trickle down little veins to those who aid in the bloodletting.
So now you see, this is why our options for presidential candidacy are so limited and disdainful. It doesn’t matter if you wish to fix the economy, if you wish to provide your nation with healthy education, or relieve the hardships of your economically impoverished. It doesn’t matter if you have the political expertise and experience that gives you the know-how and ambition to do so. In-fact those are the very attributes that disqualify you from candidacy. Not in the sense of rules or regulation, but in the way the means to host a campaign will never be given to you because you are a threat to profits and the economic advantage of the 1%