America is passing through another phase of its evolution as a nation-state that arguably has grown too large for its own good. At the same time the world has become a smaller place, the result of technological advances and the changing demographics our nation is going through, the result of massive immigration. Through all of this two generations stand in fear of losing the nation of their childhood and the one they raised their children in.
While there are certainly many factors that attributed to the election of Donald J. Trump the fear that our nation was losing its WASP identity certainly ranks at the top of the factors list. The great melting pot now seems gripped with fear. Donal J. Trump, a man rightly accused of xenophobia, bigotry, misogyny, gross dishonesty, and a man lacking a clear cohesive vision appealed to their fears. Fears that were easily manipulated, especially given the regular reoccurrence of terror driven by religious extremism worldwide.
Trump was viewed by many as just what America and the west needed. A man without political experience, someone lacking in diplomacy (political correctness to the right), a man who would make the best deals for the USA, build a wall to divide us from our southern neighbors, halt immigration (especially muslims and darker skinned people), and restore our economy to the power house it once was.
Since assuming office he has essentially accomplished little of his “agenda”. Other than a stream of rather meaningless executive orders, a travel ban the courts rightly put a stop to, a healthcare bill that would result in 23 million becoming uninsured, raise premiums, and hurt his core supporters the most, a never-ending stream of tweets, insulting and alienating foes and allies alike, yanking us out of the Paris climate agreement, and becoming ever more mired in scandal and possible obstruction of justice charges the man in the big seat has done very little good for our country.
As Trump supporters watch the unfolding investigations and live testimony we hope they will finally realize the man they put in the most powerful and demanding job of the free world is both unqualified and inept for the job they elected him to do. Buyer remorse is never as good as the buyer doing due diligence before buying. But with any luck it will prevent them from making the same serious mistake in the future.