I wonder why our imaginary is so smitten by the game of domination and subordination. We do not seek Others like us, we seek the Masters everywhere and either choose to mimic them, and thence gain their approval, or openly serve them, and then gain their shadow. At home we do not seek coalition, cohesion, congenial communality, we are more interested in subjugating whom we can, including ourselves. Abroad we seek the insignia of those in power. In policy we are non-aligned, loyal to that which serves our interests. We are the success story of the Colonial Masters, the proud and loyal flock.