Trump appears to be the Political Messiah the ancient Jews never got, since Jesus said his Kingdom was not in the Roman Empire. Trump, however, says his Kingdom is here now— if we could just get these pagan Roman Liberals out of the way.
The mythic regression has settled over the Liberal Secular scientific materialism and shaped realty to an ancient story of a people enslaved who long for the Promised Land. A portion of America now lives in the Old Testament.
Trump is a Coalition of Victims: the victims of the global economy that left them high and dry, and the Evangelicals who believe Christianity is under attack, oh, and couple that with those who believe Government is the enemy, who feel they are victims of their own conspiratorial government.
This coalition doesn’t want progress but vengeance. Identified with grievance, it sees something to grieve about everywhere. If they were given Heaven, they would invent Hell.
While the evolution of our Western Civilization is moving towards greater inclusion, greater cooperation, and greater green technology, Trump is a regressive movement, a resistance to inevitable changes. While he builds walls, the rest of civilization is moving on, leaving us in our ghetto of fear. Sad.
On the bright side, however, before the worm becomes a butterfly, it always becomes dysfunctional, resisting giving up its worminess. The worms last stand.