No one, that's who. But we need not look at this reality we are currently witnessing as an unbelievable shocker. We need to study it and dissect it. Of course, it is much more complex, but to a degree the distinguishing aspect is this: taking action.
Regardless of your politics and who you are voting for, this is a solid rule: When you aspire to big things you take risks in order to achieve them. There is just no way around that equation. (Short cuts always come with huge, often unwanted, caveats.)
This very factor alone explains the success of the current Republican candidate who shall not be named. He gambled on the bit for the presidency and the gamble seems to be paying off. I say this because in spite of his campaign being an overt disaster, having entered the race elevates his brand, therefore, win or lose, he still cashes in.
And that is what it's ultimately all about. Pay day.
At Fluid Chicano Films, The Fluid Chicano website, and all other projects related, the driving motivation is taking action. But not just on the spur of the moment, reactionary, and unfocused action. I mean goal-minded steps toward a certain envisioned future...a destiny.
Last year I began the "Who Shot Me" project with this purpose in mind. To demonstrate first to myself and then to any other who is searching for examples, that whatever it is that exists in one's mind can be brought to reality.
That excuses centered around the idea that you need more education, or more talent, or more equipment, or more money in order to feel comfortable to step in and take action is a loser's mentality.
That only risk-takers stand to gain. Because no one who sits on the sidelines wins a game. No runner sitting on the bleachers wins a race. And no one who hides behind excuses in order to stay in their comfort zone will ever realize their dreams.
So with that in mind, go forth and break free. Make break-throughs. Enter the race. Any race. Start something and don't let anything, not even failure, defeat you.
(Oh yeah, and stay tuned for Episode 5 coming "soon.") :)