A popular myth in American culture is that anyone can become President. No matter what your background or financial status, if you were born in the U.S. you could move into the White House. In fact, this has never been the case.
It is true that a great many Presidents began life in abject poverty – the most famous example of this is Abraham Lincoln. However, the path to the Presidency has always involved getting the assent and approval of the Establishment elite. Popular opinion has always been somewhat irrelevant – to become President of the United States, it is necessary to prove your value to the elite NOT to the people. Propaganda aside, this is the same situation that exists in virtually all other major countries in the world. For example, it is well known that in China, North Korea, Russia, Iran, even Germany, the U.K. and Canada – leaders are Selected not Elected. But Americans have always taken pride in the conviction that, at least in their country, ANYONE can become President – everyone is equally eligible and the voice of the People is the final arbiter.
In reality, Presidents have to pass a whole series of reliability tests set forth by the Establishment, NOT the People, before they can be acceptable candidates for leadership. They have to rise up through the ranks and make it through the gauntlet of the plutocratic assembly before they are deemed qualified to run for the highest office. Now, to be fair, candidates usually come to the attention of the Establishment by being ELECTED to some, minor, initial position somewhere. And often (though, of course, not always) this minor election is actually legitimate. Once a candidate has been vetted and selected, however, the path to success is cleared.
If we eliminate all the famous generals, Vice-Presidents, Senators, Governors, Congressmen, Mayors and various other forms of approved delegates, we are left with only three of the 45 plus 1 Presidents that went directly from private citizen to the Presidency. As an example of the typical career path, Joe Biden began his political life in 1970 at the age of 27, and has NEVER had another job. Of the three Presidents not previously elected to another office, all three were businessmen, Republicans and each served only one term in office. But of these three, two were initially appointed Cabinet Secretaries in the prior administration before running for President. Howard Taft, President in 1909, was Secretary of War. And, Herbert Hoover, President in 1929, was Secretary of Commerce. That leaves only one person, Donald J. Trump, who seems to have actually fulfilled the myth that anyone could became President. Now, President Trump is wealthy, famous and media savvy which is, clearly, what accounts for his ability to bypass the Establishment selection process. He was able to speak DIRECTLY to the People, unfiltered by convention and won the White House because the People wanted him there, despite the opinion of the Elitist Swamp Goblins.
Could someone with lesser means and abilities ever accomplish this feat?
The events of the 2020 cycle indicate that the Establishment is prepared to do whatever it takes to prevent another unselected outsider from ever becoming President. What outsider would ever want to endure the constant harsh, abusive, rage filled and, even, violent assaults; the slander, liable, calumny and attempts at character assassination; the personal, legal and economic attacks on the man and his family to which President Trump was subjected for over four years?
The entire Establishment Complex, including the Plutocrats with all their financial institutions, commercial and industrial centers, the politicians, other world leaders, the Tech Giants, the mainstream media and globalist propaganda outlets, the entire Social Media network, the Military Industrial complex, the complete entertainment industry, the Education and Health Care unions, and, even, the professional sports world – all have publicly asserted and vowed that they will do all in their power to ensure that there will never be another President Trump. They have staunchly aligned themselves in opposition to free elections.
In other words, unless something drastic happens in the next few years, there will NEVER be another fair election in the United States. All future presidents will be selected and appointed by the Establishment Swamp Goblins, with no regard for the will of the people. The People will be cajoled, manipulated and deceived into accepting the results of the selection process just as they are in authoritarian regimes around the world.
This is one of the greatest losses to human freedom in the past 500 years. The myth that anyone in America can become president will, now, finally be put to rest.
Heaven help us.