You are granted permission, Allan. You are also given full license to use anything you need out of this response to an earlier post by you, concerning VP (of Russia) and DT:
…..’one strong creep and one weak creep. Up to now I was familiar with cheerleaders and groupleaders. Now we can add creepleaders. The creeps-in-chief can only survive on top of a wriggling mountain of undercreepies, controlled with a system of privileges, fear, punishment and fake information. In short the ‘Kick-Lick system’ (kicking down and licking up). If the ant wasn’t such a social and ingenious insect, a comparison seemed justified, but that would be an insult to ants. A more convenient model is ‘House of Trump cards’, combined with the Godfather model’.
I must add that the mutt-parallel is far better than the ant-parallel, even if I still have to look up ‘mutt’. (We are having one of our meta-holidays on the beautiful island of Ameland, The Netherlands, amidst a flock of hyper energetic grandchildren. I am a little slower in reading and responding, but didn’t miss one tiny syllable of your feuilleton.)