Trump is a metaphor for the American Ego…America First, America Wins. America never loses…get out of they way. And because Trump can’t lose, any means are permitted to the end, which is winning. The GOP created the garden in which this flower could bloom. The GOP created this garden when it created itself as the Value Party, family values, Religious values, the value of freedom at any cost. Oh, wait…Goldwater fertilized this garden when he said
Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice” In other words, when the end is your value, any means to that end is virtue. You see what that does?
When you have Your Values, these values exist because others have different values, and then Your Values are a life and death matter, and any defense of your values is okay. This is national egoism that divides the whole society into a fragmentation of values. The stronger value wins. And Trump is the Value President. When you values are at stake, anything goes. And Trumps value is Winning. Winning means I don’t have to be a loser and suffering the shame of being a loser. So quite naturally those who feel they are a victim in the modern secular world gravitate to a Value President who will use any means—even colluding with the Russians—to protect their values…..of feeling like a winner, of feeling like they can stick it to their oppressors.
We get the president we deserve. A why do we deserve Trump? We deserve to transcend Trump and what he represents, which is the politics of Value, which has gridlocked our system.
The Founding Fathers created a system that had no values. Church and state were separate. Values belongs to religion, not secular government. When you introduce value, you introduce religion, and then the game ends. Politics becomes a religious war to the death, for now souls are at state, not policies.