What’s really wrong with Trump’s bombastic and bellicose speech at the U.N. is that conservative Republicans — and there aren’t too many Republicans of any other kind — loved it. That means just shy of half the country believes in a world view that says I win/You lose… white people rock… big guns are better than patriotic hearts [you might have asked Ho Chi Minh and General Giap about that]… and God shines his approval on the rich and famous. If people on the verge of being thrown off their health care subsidies were Godly they’d be rich and famous too, and they could buy their own.
I think the country is going to suffer mightily from the policies that flow from that world view, but it’s going to take a long time for the damage to become real and apparent. What a long, dark road we have ahead.