You left out something that's key to the calculus of what you've presented as Trump coming off as "brave, courageous, and bold."
I forgot which writer nailed it yesterday by specifying the special brands of cruelty displayed by these zealous fools. For instance, one might lash out at Planned Parenthood and care less about women's rights while another would lash out at "illegal aliens" showing similar disregard for the ways that Latin American families are being brutally torn apart.
What ALL of these disgusting individuals have in common is a love of bullying and condemning those least positioned to fight back. Their inner motivation is to come off as "Top Dog," a fitting title for competitions within a society based on brute force and what should be unlawful forms of domination.
Trump can get away with being an adult, inflated egotist because he has LOTS of money.
What kind of Abbie Hoffman would attract mega funding?
We are living in a corporately controlled nexus that's even dictating to us what we can eat. And if the bastards manage to tie up TPP and TIPP you can kiss any prospect of KNOWING what's in your food good-bye.
Think about it.
Women can't determine their own reproductive choices.
The Black community is being attacked on a daily basis.
The "War on Drugs" is a massive fraud since people remain incarcerated while others smoke joints on the streets of their states' cities.
Schools are being forcibly closed down, water (Detroit as the first example) privatized, and govt. is listening in on everyone.
NONE of this is remotely reflective of a free, open, or Democratic society. What Inverted Totalitarianism means is that all of the rituals--like voting--remain in place while Civil Liberties vanish as do the workings of a genuinely Democratic state. Big Money owns all venues of commerce, and it has moved into the control of intimate areas of our lives; and since Capital is what moves through its "bloodstream," only those with LOTS of capital have any claim to freedom. Trump can mouth off because he has a lot of money at his command. The same hardly holds for charisma... or access to mainstream media in order to BE heard and seen.