Re Donald Trump’s Apocalypse Is a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy Whatever happens in November, the forecast is more stormy weather ahead. “……….But don’t kid yourself. There is method to Trump’s particular version of madness. He and his slyly smiling running mate Mike Pence are playing up their vision of scorched-earth America not just to win general political points but to appeal to a very specific set of voters by tapping into the apocalyptic strain in American politics. The evangelicals, anti-globalists, and white-power constituencies that form the bedrock of his support hear in Trump’s blasts more than just a set of fun-house facts………………!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!+

!+ … Donald Trump’s Apocalypse Is a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy Whatever happens in November, the forecast is more stormy weather ahead. “……….But don’t kid yourself. There is method to Trump’s particular version of madness. He and his slyly smiling running mate Mike Pence are playing up their vision of scorched-earth America not just to win general political points but to appeal to a very specific set of voters by tapping into the apocalyptic strain in American politics. The evangelicals, anti-globalists, and white-power constituencies that form the bedrock of his support hear in Trump’s blasts more than just a set of fun-house facts. When the Donald says that Hillary is “the devil” and America’s going to hell, this constituency—steeped in Biblical prophecy, survivalist ideology, and racist conspiracies—takes him literally. America is on the verge of (take your pick): the Rapture, an end-of-days contest between American patriots and UN invaders, or an all-out race war to the finish. And here’s what makes Trump’s carnivalesque presidential campaign especially topsy-turvy. He’s been slouching toward just about every kind of Armageddon imaginable, except the genuine planetary ones that are—or should be—almost unavoidable these days. He has, after all, dismissedclimat

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https://www.thenation.com/article/donald-trumps-apocalypse-is-a-self-fulfilling-prophecy/

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