With each passing day since the election I am more amazed than the day before at what I see happening as the Trump administration begins to take shape and at the reaction from world leaders, the business world and political pundits. I have a lot of thoughts I want to share about what this all means but, before getting into all that, I thought I’d share another take on just what happened with this election – a “take” that I haven’t heard from anyone else yet.
As global corporations began the process of implementing the New World Order that had its genesis in the signing of the Global Agreement on Tariffs and Trade in 1947 – especially as the process accelerated first with the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement, followed closely by the admission of China to the World Trade Organization, both events occurring during the Clinton administration – the painful process of passing out pink slips to American manufacturing workers got underway in earnest.
With nothing more than a small severance check and, perhaps, some “job re-training” (to do exactly what was never clear), millions of people were suddenly faced with the question, “now what do I do?” They began with the obvious – look for another job. When that didn’t work, more and more people tried their hands at starting their own businesses. It stimulated an interest in entrepreneurism like we hadn’t seen before. People sought out the advice of successful entrepreneurs and began to revere the most successful among them.
The appetite for entrepreneurial advice didn’t escape television executives. Never one to miss an opportunity, enter Donald Trump and his reality show “The Apprentice,” which first aired in January of 2004 and has run continuously since then in various formats. Viewers were awed by his business instincts, his ability to see through phoniness and identify those with real ambition, and his ability to win at business. For people who had been exposed to the lies and BS that were standard fare used by corporations to justify the sacrifice of their jobs on the altar of globalism, this was refreshing. This was someone they could admire.
What the global elite didn’t anticipate was that they were making a hero of a fabulously successful entrepreneur who didn’t need their money, one with political ambitions and one who, for whatever reason, seemed to have an affinity for the working class. I’m reminded of the natural world where imbalances have a way of correcting themselves. If a population of some species grows out-of-control, other forces have a way of reining it in. In the same way, when the global elite concocted a system that helped some at the expense of others, they unwittingly sewed the seeds of that system’s own demise.