By Emma Roller Dec. 29, 2015 (LINK to article)
"we need him [Donald Trump], as his hat promises, to make America great again."
The important thing to recognise here is that Donald Trump's "America", like everyone else's, is a MYTH, tailored his own, and every other individual American's, personal world view.
This may seem trivial, but it's not, and it is vitally important that we develop a better, more realistic, understanding of what we mean and understand by "America", or whatever state you are a citizen of, because we are taught to identify with it as our NATION, which taps into our inherent and extremely powerful tribal nature, which the state's ruling elites manipulate and exploit in their own narrow and short-sighted self-interests, which they sell to the rest of us as the "national self-interest", when in reality it is no such thing.
Our tribal affiliations massively influence our perception of social and political reality, including that of academics, whom we look to as authorities, but who are no closer to a realistic view of social and political reality than anyone else.
The only way to get a handle on this is to view ourselves, our society and situation from a human-evolutionary perspective, which, however, in overreaction to the half-baked ideas of "social Darwinism", which the Nazis hijacked, abused and discredited, a previous generation of academics made a taboo of.
See BLOG in which I make a fresh attempt at developing such an evolutionary view of ourselves and our society and situation.
BLOG in which I elaborate on the West's overreaction of Nazism.