Nightly white pill: prestige depends upon the perception of others. Prestige is lost the second it becomes clear to those others that you are trying desperately to hang onto it. And this is what the major institutions and powers are doing in this country is doing, in spades...
One can still maintain power by wielding it, true. But one cannot maintain it the same way, to the same extent, as one can when it is wielded effortlessly, and unquestioned. Power in the United States now depends upon using it extensively, vigorously, in the attempt to hang on.
One must deplete the reserve of power w/o prestige to maintain position. All social capital is now increasingly & ruthlessly harnessed to preserve the old status quo. Whoever wins, the old order will break things in the process. It's a race presenting historic opportunities...
Make no mistake, this is a race: and all those who can see clearly must run it to the max. Now is the time.

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