What am I seeing everyday? To me it is very obvious. It takes only a moment to see, and I see it most clearly in a moment. I want to try to describe this.
I see this in a moment’s time, and it is that in this country we are not set up on the right social basis. What’s a social basis?
What is it? It is the idea that you have to have some solid ground. There your country and your culture stand. It is a social ground. It is a question of what kind of a culture you have. What is on the ground? What ground is that?
You cannot tell in the US, in Us/America. This is the problem I am talking about. US/America (that’s my preferred term) has this problem: no solid cultural ground. One faction wishes it were some sort of super individualistic society that we should live in.
But that common ground is not extreme-individualistic. This is rather a country whose dominant powers constantly try to impose these ideas of super-individualism (this is obvious in advertising and in public relations). Those ideas reflect a white protestant influence. And in any event, individualism is an old ideal. While our country was formed upon a basis of individual freedom, there is no doubt, this should not be confused with a focus on individuals as if there were no groups, ever, or as if the normal, welcome obligations of member to their groups was absent. Other than war, when they need you for that.
Therefore, the following applies. All governments services become compromised and the country is based on idiotic, wrong ideas that misunderstand the history I talk about above, and also misunderstand capitalism. This system of capitalism is a very important part of America, b.t.w. We misunderstand the free enterprise system totally, saying it is individualistic and thereby negating all mention of non-individualistic factors, even though there are many of these none individualistic factors.
The result is that persons cannot connect with liberals, and not even with the conservatives. So, they vote for a person like Trump.
There are some enormous misunderstanding going on.