Presidents Day – Why Can’t We Nominate Our Own President? We Can, We Are
by Charles Hugh Smith
Why can’t the American public nominate their own candidate for president? It turns out we can, and are doing so for the first time in American history.
If the last 12 years have revealed anything, they have shown beyond reasonable doubt that both Status Quo political parties in the U.S. are hopelessly, ruinously corrupt and thus beyond any reform or redemption. We all know why: it now takes millions of dollars to run costly mainstream media election campaigns, and the only source for contributions of that scale is the financial/corporate Elite.
It doesn’t matter how you arrange the taxonomy of the financial aristocracy that rules the nation or how you subdivide it–old money, new money, family money, corporate money, etc.– the bottom line is these campaign contributions are viewed by the aristocratic donors as investments that yield gargantuan returns in tax breaks, subsidies, bailouts, sweetheart contracts, “get out of jail free” cards for the shadow banking system, and so on.
In Social Fractals and the Corruption of America (February 8, 2012) I wrote: