Rebels in tuxedos attending all the same parties as establishment figures are also establishment. I’m sorry to tell you.
These are the games of millionaires and billionaires. Hardly mavericks and rebels except via the narratives they freely weave and we eat up.
Bread and Circus is a part of order.
I’m glad you caught it. Being raised with Trump around, he’s nothing new to you or me. For many, he emerges in 2015 or in that TV show at the earliest.So, how to explain to folks who only have the media narratives (left and right) to work with and lack knowledge of NY politics, how the police, religious leaders, media, real estate people, standard politicians and mafia intersect and operate?
I don’t know if it’s possible.
I remember him pouring through lawyers in the 90s. Hardly a power move to me but an act of desperation, similar to catholic couples who want a dispensation and would desparately travel from parish to parish until they could find a priest who couldn’t care less and would give it.