another friggin' ism...
Picture the major players in current US policymaking.
I don't just mean Bubbya, or, for that matter, politicians in general.
Stretch it to include top media figures, influential sports personalities, movie stars, and prime Hollywood movers.
A very large percentage of these folks are the children of outstanding individuals, nepotistically implanted.
It would seem to me, that considering this culture's current fascination with Historical Review, someone would note that Historically, the scion rarely measures up...yet we continue to fall for the name game...if JFK Jr. hadn't crashed, he could have waited a few years, done some civil service, and run for President...with an excellent chance of winning.
These guys rule by default.
All of the career paths mentioned above are Old Boy dominated.
If you don't believe me, ask the Chicks trying to break into any of these fields.
Old Boy networks are, by their nature, extensions of Exclusive Boys Clubs...same ol'...same ol'.
Forget the Trilateral Commission, Skull and Bones, The Masons...or any other perceived evil, behind the scenes stuff.
We're just too friggin' lazy to look beyond what we're used to...and we get what we deserve.