Paleo Retiree writes:
What is now if not an opportune time to share some online goodies about Donald Trump, and about what he and his campaign may or may not represent?
- Perhaps the Trump phenom shouldn’t be treated too dismissively.
- Does Trump mainly represent a backlash against political correctness?
- Are Trump’s (often overlooked) policies in fact conservative or liberal?
- JayMan looks at a variety of maps to see what can be learned about Trump’s support.
- The black guy from the St. Louis Trump rally does a Reddit q&a.
- Do Trump’s fans deserve the blame for the violence at some Trump rallies?
- Does Trump’s appeal demonstrate how thoroughly the left has turned its back on the working class?
- Are leftie protestors turning a lot of people into Trump fans?
- Is a civilized Trumpism conceivable?
Good linkage, from a variety of different angles and sources. Thanks for this!
It’s the political correctness. The number of people who hate political correctness, and the depth of their hatred is not being measured by the usual polls and surveys, because it will never be uttered, it’s forbidden to be uttered. Support for Trump is a proxy vote against political correctness and all that it implies.
I don’t think there’s anything special about this moment in time. A certain segment of America is always aggrieved and ripe for a talented demagogue, which Trump is. We just haven’t had one in a while.
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