Who, exactly, are these protectors of the "establishment"? Essentially, becoming a lesser "establishment" themselves.
“London made him what he is,” he opines; it is “the city of whores and queers.”
Whores and queers? The "establishment"? In all the largest metropolitan areas of the globe, we find these lesser establishment. They are, in reality, a modern day Praetorian Guard https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Praetorian_Guard
The "establishment" (and their sycophants) dominate socially, politically and economically. Their shared privileges, where high culture flourishes, a mutual raison d'être. Their power secured from the great unwashed who are a constant threat.
The Hunger Games, Capital city, brilliantly depicts the denizens(whores and queers) living and "working" there. A pay off for their obsequious obedience.
The above link(bright lights film) is not that good. I disagree with many of it's conclusions. However, the pics speak volumes, especially the steam room with Masonic black and white tiles throughout and additionally, the secret society initiations. All most queer .http://cdn.brightlightsfilm.com/…/l…/68fuckingqueergroup.jpg