The current border crisis is about Separation. That’s the real issue: Trump separates and divides America. His force is Exclusive instead of Inclusion. Love and the heart is the force of inclusion; fear and hate is the force of exclusion. All of the crises of the Trump era is about this fundamental course change Trump is trying to execute. Do we have an Open sign or a Closed sign on our American store.
Decades of TV advertising has conditioned our minds to see everything as a stand alone thing, like a tobacco ad. The content of the ad tells you how much pleasure. you are going to get, but the wider message is that you are going to get sick.
This Border Crisis (manufactured by Trump BTW) is seen as a stand alone thing, and when something stands alone, there is single causes for it, like Trumps saying the Democrats did it. The pleasure of the Border Crisis is that it will make you fell secure. But nothing stands alone. Everything rises with conditions, which is the larger context.
The larger context of Trump is to see what his actions are doing, not what he says they are doing. He says the Lucky Strikes will give you pleasure (It’s Toasted), but the larger picture or context. that tracks all the people smoking Lukcy Strikes, is totally opposite.
Putting on a wider lens, Trumps message of exclusion, walls, and security from immigrants is a rejection of the American Idea, which is a society that is created for and by immigrants. There is no original ethnic population here, unless you include native Americans, but since they are a aboriginal tribal culture, an industrial society can’t be founded on a tribal base….So the American Idea is a society that is constitutionally designed to be a society of constant change, since immigrants change society with each wave of new cultures. We are a Stew, not a plate of meat and separate potatoes.
But Trump is riding a wave of resentment that is creating a Tribal Base for America, one that fears change and new immigrants. This is a White Tribe, and a male tribe with male aggressive values. This new Tribalism threatens the very foundation of our society. It’s like pulling the winding stem out of a clock. America is going to run down and there will be no new immigrants to wind us back up.