For starters, I really like you! And I agree with everything you've said.
I should specify that while it's mostly angry white guys that resonate with Trump, not all white guys are angry, suffer from tunnel vision, or lack empathy. If that were the case, there would be no Ralph Nader (an individual I admire so much, I cloned him... in a movie script, that is), Bernie Sanders, Glenn Greenwald, Chris Hedges, etc.
I remember what I noticed at both my 10th and 20th high school reunions... that mediocre students were more successful than "the smart kids." That's when the beginning realization that our society rewards mediocrity hit me.
Like you, I eke out a living. I think the movie scripts I've written are better than 75-80% of the films I've actually viewed. But intelligence, prescience, and God forbid, expansive thinking are NOT rewarded.
Did you catch this Ted Talk... which was banned, incidentally? I'll re-post the link:
Brazil's coup is putting only white males in charge and many of them have lots of experience in graft and corruption. The U.S. senate and Congress are yet to have proportional (by gender) representation. The majority of CEOS are white males, and that's also true in terms of who heads the majority of banks, universities, and military branches.
When only ONE group--the same group--dominates all decision-making, it pretty much works as the biological equivalent of "doing the same over and over and expecting a different result," i.e. the definition for insanity.
Males, acting as packs, rape women in India and do unspeakable things to women all across Africa. So violence is not a white male thing. The only antidote to violence is more input from women.
This is the point when the most arrogant of misogynists show up to point out that Hillary Clinton, Condi & Susan Rice, Samantha Powers, and Maggie Thatcher show developed warrior instincts. This tiny sampling is hardly representative of women as a whole; and as I've painstakingly explained MANY times, the System (deferential to the archetypes of Mammon and Mars) self-selects only those females who will abide by it, which is to say, march lockstep with its bankrupt codes and creeds.
I've also explained (and indeed written a major book about this) that there is more than one indwelling masculine archetype, and more than one indwellingn feminine archetype. This idea of "The Green Man" who is really a son of the Goddess of nature and worships the Great Mother Pacha mama (the archetype that governs the types of men who live close to nature or take up shamanism, organic gardening and such) is an example of the more Yin male.
The Athena female is the one who denies having been born of a mother (and thus possessing innate feminine traits) and instead argues that she was born from Zeus (chief CEO/Power of Olympus), her father's head. (This metaphorically suggests the woman who thinks like a man. And believe me, I've met these types of women and I do not resonate with them. Hillary Clinton fits this mold, but it hardly speaks for all or most women.)
I'm glad you enjoy my comments. I am always open to genuine debate, particularly when it doesn't attempt to discredit me... but rather, opens the floor to rigorous ideological dueling matches.
I had a friend once with whom I'd hash out the various dramas in my life. Then I'd go on to do whatever it was that I'd elect to do and she'd get upset... that I didn't follow her advice. I explained that for me, a good friendship was one that didn't force its agenda on me, but enabled me to best my own game by honing my own arguments.
I toast my wine glass to that... and you. And I fully appreciate WHY you are underpaid. Like I said, it's the average joes who don't question who are rewarded. Those of us who see past the paradigm's artificial fences are undervalued and often... far worse.
Incidentally, I think the paradigm is already undergoing stages of absolute collapse.
Here is the link. Oh, he's another BRILLIANT White Guy!