A Rigged Republican Election Leads to Untoward Popular Outcries!
Nothing can be more deleterious to the American way of life than to realize that we do not have even the semblance of democracy at the national level of politics. The Republican Party, led by RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, bemoans the fact that Trump, a creative entrepreneur by nature, did not follow the rules written in October 2015 on how one can win the popular vote but still lose the delegate vote. In essence, Republican Party has an ossified system of nomination which in no way reflects the will of the people.
Yet, rules are rules!
I have heard that in every fascist state I have had to ‘neutralize’ or ‘change’. The Soviet Union was at one time [1970’s] so replete with rules of conduct and obligations that I had to stand on Arbat Street in Moscow for one hour in order to buy a piece of bread for one Kopek . I could have defied the Soviet rule and paid someone on that line with one USD to acquire that piece and many more pieces of bread and then walk away. I did not. Instead, I spent some time in Moscow and elsewhere to see how many rules I had to follow which I then used for the basis of my major strategy for ‘regime change’ in taking down the rule-ridden Soviet Union. I discovered a simple correlation that the more rules that existed in the economic/political structure of repressive regime, the easier it was to neutralize it or overturn the entire system.
The reason is simple.
Rules are the basis for behavior control. The more complicated the rule, the easier for those who create the rules to assert ad hominem reasons as to why someone did not follow the instructions; and, therefore, should be penalized accordingly. Trump, is someone like myself, who follows the spirit of the rule and then discovers new ways to attempt to achieve his goal in a far more creative way than was intended. For the most part, Trump followed the rules of real estate development. However, it was clear from his impressive achievements that he had surpassed the inherent restrictions of those rules. He had found unusual ways to create a TRUMP organization which did not depend on the outdated limits of real estate growth [joint ventures, franchise, acquisitions, et.al.].
Needless to say, the Republican Party has entrenched itself into a morass of complicated, bizarre mandates which have very little to do with the will of those of us who voted for Trump [including Democrats, Independents, etc.]. Trump is correct in boldly stating that the electoral system is rigged in order to benefit those who are invested in trying to manipulate the political/economic construct to their advantage. Trump has no need of financial/political sycophants whose livelihood depends on the ‘kindness of strangers’ a la Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, John McCain, Lindsay Graham and Ted Cruz. Although each one of the aforementioned politicians bluster about their supposed accomplishments, each man is completely bereft of any specific talent to create an entrepreneurial organization/business valued in terms of calculated risk and personal risk/loss. These individuals are the deceivers and manipulators of the rules that they had initiated in order to create a process that was, is, and will continue to be ‘rigged’, ‘fixed’, or ‘corrupt’. That is the only way they can obtain wealth and power.
Trump, like our Founding Fathers, has no need for the Republican Party. He is a self-made man, like many heroes in our American History. He has transcended the boundaries of being a simple candidate. He has become a movement which reflects the anger, discontent and disobedience of the Anti-Vietnam War protestors in the 1960’s. I have written from the very beginning that both Bernie Sanders and Trump have far more in common than any other two candidates. Both express the values of change and reform from different philosophical perspectives.
Hillary as well as Cruz/Jeb/Romney/Kasich are the manifest dinosaurs of an antiquated system of politics which has nothing to do with modern times. The day of the focus groups, regression analysis and predictive forecasts in voting patterns are concepts that have no real reference to the binary world of the internet and its capacity to swiftly determine a moment in the future which can be completely reversed by a keystroke on a phone/tablet or computer.
The times are a changing.
If we do not accommodate those bold Trumpian movements, we will descend into a hell of rules and regulations signifying nothing but more obedience to the political elite which should never have been there in the first place.
Let me end with a quote:
“Hell is truth seen too late.”