Monday, September 27, 2021

Another Analysis

 From the Daily Kos:

[T]he entire Trump phenomenon has nothing to do with policy or ideology. It has nothing to do with the Republican Party, either, except in its historic role as incubator of this singular threat to our democracy. Trump has transcended the party that produced him. His growing army of supporters no longer cares about the party. Because it did not immediately and fully embrace Trump, because a dwindling number of its political and intellectual leaders still resist him, the party is regarded with suspicion and even hostility by his followers. Their allegiance is to him and him alone.

[...]

What he offers is an attitude, an aura of crude strength and machismo, a boasting disrespect for the niceties of the democratic culture that he claims, and his followers believe, has produced national weakness and incompetence. His incoherent and contradictory utterances have one thing in common: They provoke and play on feelings of resentment and disdain, intermingled with bits of fear, hatred and anger.


        --2016, Robert Kagan


For the whole article, link here:

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/9/25/2054144/-A-terrifying-essay-on-Trump-and-this-country-s-future-by-Robert-Kagan-for-the-Washington-Post

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