[ by Charles Cameron — just one photo among many, or a defining display of power? ]
My friend Tom Parsons made what I thought was an insightful comment on the photo above:
the serious hit was seeing the accompanying picture of Trump again showing simian dominance as the alpha male, and getting a submissive smile and pose from Jeb. That’s scary because I’m not finding online discussion of the simian dominance game that seems so clearly to me to be the foundation stone of Trump’s campaign.
— but “wimp” is pretty mild pop-psych for “simian submission”, and Tom’s language emphasizes the biological roots of Trump’s apparent dominance.
See what I mean?
When you come down to it, ain’t biology everything?
There’s the height factor to consider, too. Hey, in Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury has one of his characters claim:
You just don’t go running a little short man like that against a tall man.
— and Abraham Lincoln stood tall at six foot four.