Let’s define our terms first: The reason we’re in this damned mess is that the republican party (uncapitalized because undeserving), seeing a great demographic Black Hole and Extinction in its future, deliberately and knowingly conspired with RUSSIA to seize power from the American Electorate in a soft Coup D’Etat.
Election 2016 was Illegitimate probably from Top to Bottom.
When I say ‘republican party’, of course, what I mean is ‘WHITE, CHRISTIAN MALE CULTURE’ — a ‘culture’ built almost entirely ON BULLSHIT.
White, Christian Male Culture (WCMC) believes that White People are superior to all other people on the planet, that White People are smarter, better looking, better suited to succeed, better athletes, better everything. They believe White Music is better (ever hear a racist rail against jazz?). White Literature (hilarious cos White People don’t read). White Religion.
Especially White Religion. White Religion sits at the core of White Male Culture — the belief not that ‘god’ is White but that each and every White Person is ‘GOD’ themselves and therefore omnipotent. What they say goes.
Problem is, it doesn’t. Because when White People enter an environment that isn’t just ‘Other White People’, they bump into something that disconcerts the hell out of them: DIVERSITY. They find they have to COMPETE with people who haven’t had to compete practically EVER. At least not with people who weren’t White.
America is diverse and has always been diverse. DIVERSITY is what makes America ‘EXCEPTIONAL’. Diversity IS ‘American Exceptionalism’. All other countries evolved over long periods of time with scattered tribes slowly coalescing into a National Tribe with distinct National ‘characteristics’. The French ‘evolved’ into being French, the Germans into being Germans, the Swiss the Swiss, the English the English and so on. In the 1500’s, if you were to step into any of what became those countries, the national character we now think of as those countries was already well-formed enough to be reflected in the historical record.
And, then, all those DIFFERENT national characters started arriving in a ‘Neutral Environment’ — America (made a whole lot more ‘neutral’ via ‘Guns, Germs & Steel’ (to borrow the title of Jared Diamond’s excellent book). None of those peoples who arrived on these shores were ‘American’. They became American by being here — while their Culture met (perhaps for the first time) and mingled with other Cultures and began to ‘cross-breed’ with them.
The result of all that cross-breeding is us — America — and all the dynamism and actual Greatness that flows from us. We are The World mixed together. We’re the lab for what happens genius from one culture meshes with genius from another culture to produce genius from a third (our) culture.
And it works. God-damn, it WORKS!
That, apparently, gives WCMC a sad. It makes it feel scared. Threatened. Unqualified. It isn’t of course — WCMC is no better or worse than any other culture; it, too, has produced great things. It just has the wrong idea of itself — it thinks it’s better than everyone; good thing that’s fixable. Ask Germany.Cult
Donald Trump is the literal FACE of WCMC. It is White-White-White-WHITE. It is Christian — it does not believe a word of the faith it professes (having never read the actual texts their faith is based on) but claims to be among its most ardent followers. It is Male — oh boy, is it Male; nothing makes it happier than waving its dick in your face or, worse, sticking it in you against your will because IT feels ENTITLED to.
So, yeah — Donald Trump IS White, Christian Male ‘Culture’. If you voted for it? You WILL deserve everything that befalls you.
Think of it as ‘getting cultured’.