When you talked about the job loss of once middleclass Whites, if you are familar with Eric Hoffer’s work, they would have been what he called the “new poor.” The new poor are societies’ most powerful destabilizing force — like Trump supporters.
And like Trump, his hard core followers are a little nuts. The more ridiculous the Donald talks and acts the more they love him. The book, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, covers this phenomena in fascinating and scary detail by an army of mental health experts. Once you get past the first few boring chapters the book turns into a great and easy read.