Is Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi A Horatio Alger Character Or globalism Incarnate?

It is rare that we hear, today, of anyone transcending class. Although the American mythos relies heavily on the idea that any coal miner’s daughter can one day become CEO of the largest firm, the reality is that such cases are vanishingly rare. It is, therefore, quite remarkable and inspiring when we actually see real life cases of people who have utterly transcended their class roots, becoming incarnate versions of the American Dream.

But this dream, of course, is not just limited to America. Everywhere across the globe, smart people cling to the notion that they, too, may someday be able to reach the heights of power, through sheer determination and hard work. The truth is that, in today’s globalized world, the castes of societies across the planet are growing ever more rigid and impenetrable, making it ever more difficult for any person to actually make the mythical journey from rags to riches.

But the idea that such a transformation is possible is still heavily marketed. This is not in small part due to the fact that, like the dreamer who convinces himself that the lottery tickets he buys will someday, somehow pay off, the intelligent and the productive likewise have internal narratives that they tell themselves to justify the significant portions of their lives that they put in at dreary and menial jobs. Without the hope that they, too, may someday be CEO of the widget factory where they work, the grinding sense of ennui may overwhelm them and cause them to turn off and drop out of the global workforce.

It is, therefore, necessary for the powers that be to remind the worker drone class of the real possibility of ascension of the highest ranks of society, no matter how lowly the worker of meaningless the job. But so often, we see, upon closer inspection, that the rags-to-riches stories offered often involve exceptions that prove the rule, that rule being that modern globalist castes are largely permanent and inviolable.

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Trabuco crosses the bridge then promptly burns it down

In land warfare, the burning of bridges is a stalwart and effective tactic. A retreating army has no greater ally than a bridge that it can use then promptly deny its use to its enemy. However, when this tactic starts being applied to the economies of nations, the results can be disastrous.

According to, Trabuco himself was able to take advantage of a number of circumstances that were once highly beneficial to the lower middle class. First, he was hired on as an 18 year old kid with nothing more than a high school diploma. Second, he was consistently promoted up the ranks, hired again and again by his superiors, eventually reaching executive-level posts. Third, he was able to get his employer to work around his college schedule in University of Sao Paolo and even pay for some of the courses, which eventually resulted in his ability to complete an advanced degree.

Yet as a high-level executive, Trabuco quickly moved to permanently reverse these opportunities for all future employees at Bradesco. He began professionalizing human resources, requiring college degrees even for entry-level positions or heavily favoring those candidates that had them.

He also completely scrapped the old Bradesco policy of recruiting from within the firm. Under Trabuco’s watch, almost all of the upper management staff that Bradesco has recruited have been from outside the firm, a move that has not set well with the bank’s loyal employees.

In short, as a result of the changes Trabuco has made, most of which are textbook moves of the die-hard globalist, Trabuco has made it essentially impossible for someone in the same position he was in when he was 18 to even get an interview, much less be promoted up the ranks.

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