Lemme rephrase this: I believe that attempting to frame PDP’s behavior as political (does he understand politics? is he aware of politics?) needlessly complicates his behavior, and how he thinks about it. I also think that it is an intellectual trap that we are falling into while trying to wrap our heads around this issue.
There’s people like the writers at Ubisoft, who want to use literal politics (Washington DC, government officials, the ongoing political climate in the US, etc.) as window dressing without actually using it to say anything about politics (apoliticism), and then there’s this, wherein PDP basically just likes bigotry and likely doesn’t even see bigotry as a political construct.
As I originally wrote, I believe that bigotry is inherently political, but bigotry is also baser than politics. Politics necessitate high-level, conceptual thinking, but are ultimately informed by and composed of simpler, instinctive, emotional feelings, like empathy, or fear. I think PDP’s behavior is founded on that base level. He just likes bigotry, likes doing what he wants to do, and doesn’t really care about how other people feel. The fact that bigotry is political is incidental.