Donald Trump wasn’t the best choice for your post, but I understand what you were saying.
Trump is the punchline to the old Steve Martin joke...
Remember that old Steve Martin joke about the secret formula for becoming a millionaire? “First, get a million dollars ...”
I’ve met some people worth high 8 fiugres or even 9 figures in my life, most of which have no real power in DC or Wall St/London banking world. They grumble about most of the same stuff you see posted on FR, and have no effective means to move the national debate.
I’ve met a few people worth only low 8 figures or high 7 figures who have exceedingly large amounts of elitist power/pull due to things like having a father who was a senior State Dept employee under Eisenhower, having a father who was the Shah of Iran’s financier planner, or being the grandson of a Arab sheikh who attended US Ivy Leagues and made connections.
Screwed up world where the entrenched power has become obsessed with building up the entrenching defenses more than any other policy goal.
We see in Greece this week what happens when the entrenchments collapse inward. In my life we’ll see the same in the USA unfortunately for all of us.
I suspect that many of the rioting "anarchist" young people are the children of government bureaucrats who are still dependent upon their parents and had ideas of joining the governmental ruling elite. They are now VERY upset at the idea of having to reduce government spending (and thus government power).