Ten Takeaways Or Questions From Trump’s Victory

For those familiar with Eric Hoffer’s book (The True Believer), this sort of anti democratic blowback will come as no surprise.

Anti democratic sentiments always bubbles up from the hinterlands. Hitler’s strength was never in the metro regions such as Berlin.

Hate is the strongest of unifying agents, and Trump played it to the hilt.

Hate combined with the negative Tribal impulse is nearly invincible.

The forces of creation and destruction are always struggling for balance.

The fickle American electorate is always looking for something different when it come to the presidency — Tricky Dick Nixon was followed by choirboy Jimmy Carter and a man of impeccable personal character, Barack Obama, is now followed by a man of zero personal integrity, playboy Donald Trump.

Trump cashed in on the last hurrah of Whites against the browning of America.

Is this Germany 1933 or will America’s long established democratic institutions hold up against a possible Trump dictatorship?

Have America’s ideals been turned upside down?

And finally what group will Trump blame when his promises fall through — the dreaded “other?”

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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