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Our recognition of their supposed specialness is the effect, not the cause of their actual power over us.
Trumpism is based on an impoverished model of wealth and a repressive model of power.
But I distrust them far less than I do people who want no power at all.
The one thing that cannot be a “big deal” is yourself, no matter how “successful” you are.
What you say can change where you say it.
Scholars interested in ideas and truth see themselves as special. Scholars interested in prestige and power, though, believe all scholars are like them.
The personal is the political not because power is exercised there, but rather because antagonism is ever present.
Yet the powerful pretend that life is all brutal struggle to justify their efforts at domination in advance.
But eccentrics are mostly harmless to centralized powers-that-be.
Not unless its writhing against restraints, I say. Otherwise, I would call it “habit power.”