Who were the people that had saved him? What had they really done? They had set the wheels of ruin in motion. Because a nation cannot grow for long in such predatory ways. It is eating the seedcorn of its own civilization. It can only regress — from democracy into barbarism, savagery, war, and atrocity. And so all that is exactly what happened next.
It’s a pattern we’ve seen in many parts of the world: Latin America, North Africa, Eastern Europe. What is new is to see it in the USA. And yet, make no mistake, Trumpism is just the beginning of this vicious cycle of abuse, disappointment, rage. A broken social contract is becoming an antisocial contract.