Whether big screen or big tech or politics, there is no escaping these larger than life characters that have the audience by their balls.
Their hollow words have more value than gold and even passing actions are given more subtext that a para by GRR Martin.
We have replaced idealogy with egotists and it looks like there is no escaping thier gravitational pull for the masses.
I hope we are able to get through this phase like we did with the pursuit of idealogical purism of the 20th century. Else these dictators and megalomaniacs will be the end of us.