I agree that “Trumpian worldview” is a clumsy and imprecise term. I am struggling to really pinpoint what it is about. All the elements you point to are part of it (resurgent nationalism, basically) but there’s more: an intense feeling of grievance, a complete mistrust of anything labeled “mainstream” or “establishment” and finally, a paranoid and conspiratorial mindset that is radically skeptic in regards to some sources of information but shockingly naive towards others.

We’re largely in agreement, then. The only quibble I would have is that although I agree that your final point is the one that’s potentially dangerous, its not as common a mindset on the right as many believe.

And yes, the ideas you mentioned should not be outside of reasonable debate, but that’s exactly what is lacking. Can you have democratic debate when the social realities that people inhabit are so far apart? When trolling and “rekt” dominate the conversation in social media to such an extent? When the terms racist and fascist are bandied around so easily?

I completely agree.

The question that I am asking myself more and more is: of those who agree with Trump, how many also agree with Alex Jones and the PrisonPlanet dude? I don’t know, but the thought scares the shit out of me.

Can’t argue there either.

As far as the militia violence is concerned, you are probably right. As I said, I don’t live in the US, but seen from afar, the sheer amount of guns combined with this anti-government conspiratorial attitude looks like a bad recipe.

The revolution point the original posted made is not impossible. However, as I said, there is the 10th Amendment solution still out there. My hope and belief is that the Republic would split apart before revolutionary violence would occur.

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Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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