Answer: The Maltese Falcon
Alfred Hitchcock is the master of the MacGuffin. It’s a plot device that carries the story along, but really is of no interest to the viewer.
From Wikipedia: “It might be a Scottish name, taken from a story about two men on a train. One man says, ‘What’s that package up there in the baggage rack?’ And the other answers, ‘Oh, that’s a MacGuffin’. The first one asks, ‘What’s a MacGuffin?’ ‘Well,’ the other man says, ‘it’s an apparatus for trapping lions in the Scottish Highlands.’ The first man says, ‘But there are no lions in the Scottish Highlands,’ and the other one answers, ‘Well then, that’s no MacGuffin!’ So you see that a MacGuffin is actually nothing at all.”
In the present time, Donald Trump has an agenda (or at last he claims he does): to
Make America Great Again.
There are two answers for that: 1) it was always great; or 2) it was never great.
Either way, this slogan is a red herring. It defines its own purpose: a distraction to keep people from seeing what is really going on.
And while people are distracted, Trump can completely destroy America, and no one will know until it’s too late.
So the next time Trump seems to do something outrageous, ask yourself the question: what’s the MacGuffin?