Some interesting thoughts, but here’s the issue, cultural and economic hierarchies have not always been a feature of human society. Until about 12K years about, in other words for the vast majority of human history, we had overwhelmingly egalitarian societies that were actively designed to be that way and were maintained as such by the group. Dominance hierarchies (as distinct from hierarchies of actualization that employ power to and power with, rather than power over) are largely a function of patriarchy, wherein class systems and not just power imbalance between men and women came about for the first time.
Some Men Find Our Egalitarian History Highly Disturbing
Based on the comments I’ve gotten, it’s profoundly upsetting to some of them
Anthropologist, Christopher Boehm, writes in his book, Hierarchy In The Forest: The Evolution of Egalitarian Behavior
The three African great apes, with whom we share this rather recent Common Ancestor, are notably hierarchical. Reproductively fortunate are the high-ranking males or females, while those relegated to the bottom of the hierarchy fare less well. The same can be said of most human political societies in the world today, starting about five thousand years ago. At that time, people were beginning to increasingly live in chiefdoms, societies with highly privileged individuals who occupied hereditary positions of political leadership and social paramountcy. From certain well-developed chiefdoms came the six early civilizations, with their powerful and often despotic leaders. But before twelve-thousand years ago, humans basically were egalitarian (Knauft 1991). They lived in what might be called societies of equals, with minimal political centralization, and no social classes.
The excavation of the Anatolian city of Çatalhöyük, a Neolithic community of about 10,000 that was at its peak around 7000 BCE, has yielded further support for the idea that equality and cooperation were ways of life until the recent past.
Çatalhöyük has strong evidence of an egalitarian society, as no houses with distinctive features (belonging to royalty or religious hierarchy, for example) have been found so far. The most recent investigations also reveal little social distinction based on gender, with men and women receiving equivalent nutrition and seeming to have equal social status, as typically found in Paleolithic cultures. Çatalhöyük
The civilizations in Egypt and Sumeria did not emerge for 2K more years.
There’s also a real difference between choosing a hamburger that tastes better or giving a job to a more qualified candidate and the maintenance of traditional power by coercion and fear, which is how dominance hierarchies such as the one we currently live in are maintained.
Trump Is “The Chosen One”
Because he’s a perfect instrument of the patriarchal dominance hierarchy
Until 50 years ago, the mainstream consensus was that the US was a white, male-dominated, heterosexual, Christian country. As this continues to be challenged and women and minorities take up more visible positions in the public arena, it begins to feel to some like a war on the establishment. Donald Trump is an embodied representation of that establishment. He strongly believes in maintaining it and isn’t shy about saying so. That is his main attraction.
Resistance to this erosion of the traditional strata of power may well not always be about overt racism or sexism but is often simply a disquiet with the social changes that a challenge to the known and expected hierarchy engenders. It’s a disruption of the social order, and Donald Trump represents bringing that social order back, which is why he is seen as a savior by those who most value the patriarchal dominance hierarchy.