Yeah pretty much. And now you can imagine why that man is going to act like one of the worst power tripping petty tyrants imaginable.
Honestly at this point I think America has become a failed society. We outlasted Russia just long enough to say "haha first! #1 #1!" before dying a death. I mean really the only thing Americans truly value or worship are dollars. It's just odd because you still wind up confronted with the dichotomy, of this is a place that has a neurotic nervous breakdown if someone shows a nipple on primetime TV meanwhile is the number one leader not just of making porn, but making truly the most heinous and degrading, degenerative porn possible. Have this huge war on drugs, meanwhile eat more drugs than anyone else, all while pretty much forcing the planet into joining our retarded drug war.
In fact I think that is a very good figure to understand the American psyche: the crime lord. Americans will act like a mobster really is just a more bad boy businessman and act like he's on par with any CEO or actress or whatever as upper class. The very concept of "classiness" itself has been divorced, so it is only "how many dollars do you have". Think of a Walter White or Al Capone, those are like the American heroes. I would say, rap in particular being popularized by a cancerous element played a huge role in getting dumb naive kids to talk about "pimpin'" as a noble endeavor, but a sense of American society has long been like this.
The lines are blurred. You have to see a thing like Las Vegas and understand what it says about American people. A bunch of Jewish and Italian crime lords founded a city on their illegal business ventures, and now it is iconic American city. They 'went legit' but only sort of. Hell in my state, they still are putting up things like casinos everywhere as if that is the same kind of valid business. Drugs, prostitution, gambling, as long as the government gets its cut it's like nobody cares just so long as you make more money than anybody else, and I think that is partly why there is even more an idea of the "get rich or die trying" crowd are scum.
I would even go so far as to say that basically the entire country is being held together purely through the power of the lotto, where that fat fuck will just keep busting heads in while fantasizing about winning the Powerball for $300 million or something.
Some very, very interesting things would begin happening in this country almost overnight if you completely outlawed the lottery. I've seen foreigners ask why Americans never act like in France or Greece, why they tolerate senseless parades of bullshit and I tell you right now, it is the lottery. Tell a man he has a 1 in ten billion chance of becoming a wealthy elite in the scratch off, and he will bust his ass and eat shit and smile and ask for another serving.