When a sense of powerlessness has become endemic to the majority of Americans is there any wonder that a glitzy superficial appeal completely devoid of rational thought has succeeded in making Donald Trump the presumptive Republican nominee for president of the United States? They derive a vicarious sense of power by watching him speak with disrespect to an American political establishment; And then there's a corporate owned and controlled media slanting the news. One need only look at the candidacy of Bernie Sanders to see how this 'left-wing ex-hippy socialist" has been painted as from jump-street as not a serious candidate. And yet, no matter how the media tries to marginalize the solent majority, occasionally the truth comes out. Sadly, in Germany when Hitler got into power the corporate interests were not able to rein him in and we all know where that wound up.