Alas, Trump’s America Has Always Been The Real America — The Natural, The Default America

What Trump’s ilk likes to refer to as the “deep state” is our idealistic experiment in liberal democracy, a nation theoretically built upon institutions and laws. It is a system that stands over time in opposition to nature’s system of tribal impulses, the egocentric system that says that me and my kind is meant to be served above all others. Indeed, Trump’s biased world is that simple biologically favoritism that so many have no way of getting beyond its regular pull.

America’s founding fathers may have wished to build a more perfect union based upon the central Christian notion that all men are created equal in the sight of God, but did they really? As America was among the last potential world powers to abandon slavery, and to that end requiring a bloody civil war, North America would seem an odd place for such an idealistic experiment in governance to be attempted. More likely it was a hypocritical rationalization by Americas’ elites for overthrowing the rule of their British upper class cousins — a perfectionistic crowbar so the speak.

In any event, it would seem that even if the ringing words of hope and freedom toward all humankind that exploded our of our Declaration of Independence were of a hypocritical derivation, its themes over time, as echoed by such persons as President Abraham Lincoln, have left what may or may not turn out to be an indelible mark upon our national consciousness.

This is now what Trump and his lesser angel allies — the Fox News lead forty percent of ordinary egocentrics — are testing. Yes, will American idealism prevail or will Trump triumph in pulling the nation completely back into the muck of crass, dog-eat-dog emotion, the more natural style of biased governance.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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