I don’t think it’s as complicated as this article makes it.
The thing with Trump supporters, it’s not about policies, it’s not even about jobs or the economy. It’s about winning and losing. They love to a back a winner until they get bored.
There seems to be an obsession among Republican voters to be on the winning side. Trump won, and they’re backing their winner. This American spirit has been cultivated … no … socially engineered with a healthy (unhealthy) dose of the Super Bowl and especially the WWF/WWE for years now… decades even.
They’ll get bored of Trump. Just like in the WWE they got bored of the underdog (see Dean Ambrose or goo.gl/J7saHU)
Americans today are scared stupid … literally and figuratively. The constant fear mongering since the 80s has made America willing to forsake their liberty for security … I mean, what happened to the mantra “Land of the free and home of the brave”?
There is too much yakketing on about freedom … there’s no talk of being brave in the face of adversity.
It’s a losing battle to be chasing after security.
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” — Benjamin Franklin