This is where consistency gets me
If I’m going to be really cynical about politics and assume that Big Business calls the shots, government jumps, I should run with it. Many of us already do, so why not? So government’s proper role and function in that case is two things: rubber stamp Big Business and look good while doing it. It’s all optics. Keep a good face on it.
And of course, the consolidated media is going to show what our corporate overlords want us to see…a sanitized version of everything, filled with artificial choices and a recurring theme of despair. There’s nothing to fix. There’s no way to fix it anyway, so why bother? Here, buy this.
So what the corporate overlords are going to want is a president that will rubber stamp their agenda, look good doing it, all while surrounded by a cabinet looking good doing it.
Unless…what if it turns out that a scandal-prone, gaffe-prone political machine is better for ratings? Same rubber stamp. Different window dressing. Slapstick window dressing. And now that same rubber-stamping mechanism, by design, helps generate media ratings-driven revenues, which trickle upwards into the coffers of the media consolidators, and from their pockets into those of lobbyists, who by now should just be considered registered Wall Street executive liaisons there to deliver the latest batch of Ready-to-Stamp demands and a bag of money so freshly-printed from whole cloth that the ink is still wet.
I’m thinking that’s it. Exactly it. In 2016, we’ll get the President best able to jack ratings through the roof. Bernie will never make it. Kasich would be like having negative ratings. Hillary, for all her corruption, would probably making twisting in the wind look boring.
That leaves Trump. Ever other word out of his mouth generates a headline. His poorly painted human-skin bodysuit makes for good optics. He flails around comically when he’s serious and only gets better at it the more outrageous his statements. He would step on every world leader’s dick outside our borders (sorry Angela). And the amount of domestic outrage he’ll generate between the outraged, the outraged at the outraged, the 3rd degree outragers outraged at all the outrage, oh, that would be priceless.
Now, the big question is really, “who will be the advertisers during the news?” Those are the companies to invest in now.
Disclaimer: I’m not qualified for anything. Heed my counsel at your own risk.