The proponents of supremacy seem indifferent to which position is supreme as long assome position is. So, for example, the Trumpists were content to have the VP fill that slot. Earlier, they were keen to start a war to have a commander-in-chief.

It’s an impersonal ambition. It seems to be mostly white males who have this Fimmel. The Pope is not enough because his supremacy is not sufficiently manifest.

I am reminded of the Israelites casting a golden calf when Moses did not return in time. Whence comes the endemic insecurity that the appeal to a deity is supposed to address.