The rise of populist politics is a sign of things to come. Trump really shined a light on a giant mass of Americans who feel betrayed, but it is specifically how they are betrayed that matters: Their jobs. For fifty years, major bastions of American industry have been shipped to lower quality, cheaper foreign industry. Beyond anything, this is what matters to your typical conservative voter. The issues of societal degradation and degeneracy are far and away their least important motive to be angry. It all comes down to a sense of pride they no longer have, as they watched once industrious, hustle and bustle cities they had a sense of patriotism for, degrade gradually into cesspits of crime, litter, and decay.
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