posted on Dec, 5 2020 @ 07:23 AM
a reply to: ScepticScot
In my opinion, Trumpism is, at what little philosophical core it has, rebranded populist nationalism. The problem is, that is merely an objective
creation to explain the subjective actions of a man that does whatever his instincts tell him is best for him who has learned to repeat a few key
phrases that the populace (or some of us) have been programmed to respond to, like "America First."
Trump has far more in common with Huey Long than Adolf Hitler in my opinion. However, it is not Trump that we need to concern ourselves with.
What we've seen in response to Trump is the pro-business moderate right, moderate left and extremist left formed a coalition (which will soon, if it
hasn't already, fallen apart).
Trumps support is the religious right, isolationist and nationist elements coupled with anti-establishment fervor.
This party is only getting started. Trump was merely a symptom of a deep-seated resistance to enforced egalitarianism.
Humans like many primates are xenophobes. We only act cooperatively when it is "us vs. them."
edit on 5-12-2020 by Gryphon66 because: