posted on Feb, 8 2016 @ 06:14 AM
You often hear theories that the president, or any western leader for that matter, is no more than a puppet.
A well groomed reader of tele promoters, with the ability to deliver a narrative with passion and conviction, and a smooth operator in person.
But is it all for show. Is any of it genuine?
Do politicians go in with decent values, ideals, a desire for real change and a brighter future and the cynical, grubby, day to day realities grind
them down, wake them up, open their eyes to how the whole thing is just one big fraud?
After all, if they have good intentions one would assume things could change?
All of them pulling together to make real, tangible, change.
More jobs, lower taxes, better services, respect for other nations, laws that are humane but appropriate, all of them working to do something special
and powerful and enlightened.
Well instead we have bickering, stalling, personal profit over morality, close the factories, sell off the assets, leave vetetans to rot, cut this,
In that kind of toxic environment, with his hands tied by those who really decide policy, taxation, immigration etc...and with the opposition, be it
red or blue, throwing up obstacles, smearing, obscuring, refusing to work towards a common goal no matter how much it damages the country, can any
president ever really make a difference?
Is it nothing more than a figurehead?
Like the royal family, or a Pope.
Just a focal point, a voice for the real power that gives the public the idea it's "their man/woman", no more able to really get things done than
any other senator or congressmam or governor.
I accept the need, or at least the assumption of a need, for someone like that.
I just think it's becoming clear it is just that...a need for a face, a person to look towards.
A figurehead and nothing more.