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1 hour ago, chrysostom said:

I find this analysis to be...way more than enough internet for me today.

Well if you'd like some non-Internet analysis I highly recommend the work of American sociologist Salvatore Babones who teaches in Australia. He has written on the concept of an "integrated world society" which is no longer built around traditional state-to-state relations. It still revolves around America, but not necessarily around the American state. Trumpism has to be seen in this light, the attempt to dethrone the established state and rule through civil society, what's referred to in political science as government at a distance. It's telling that the white supremacists who form Trump's base are trying to recover the state apparatus, even as the world moves away from this sort of centralized governance. It's because, as I said, white supremacists can't compete in civil society. In their view, civil society is ruled by "captured" institutions such as the news media or entertainment industry (represented by NY and LA, respectively). They see the state government as their only hope, yet even there they can barely compete, hence the fantasy of exposing the "deep state" conspirators and reclaiming what rightfully belongs to white people, the US government. This fantasy reached its apex with the election of a black president. Nothing represents the loss of white power in America like the ascendancy of formerly racial minorities to national power. White people in America can feel the barbarian hordes at the gate, and only Trump could build the wall to keep them out, while draining the swamp and building a new foundation where the good white people of West Virginia and Alabama can be competitive. White people are clinging to traditional state structures partly because they can't compete in the integrated world society which is no longer defined by race or national borders. Anyway check out Babones's work, he is not unsympathetic to Trump supporters.

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1 hour ago, Era Might said:

Well if you'd like some non-Internet analysis I highly recommend the work of American sociologist Salvatore Babones who teaches in Australia. He has written on the concept of an "integrated world society" which is no longer built around traditional state-to-state relations. It still revolves around America, but not necessarily around the American state. Trumpism has to be seen in this light, the attempt to dethrone the established state and rule through civil society, what's referred to in political science as government at a distance. It's telling that the white supremacists who form Trump's base are trying to recover the state apparatus, even as the world moves away from this sort of centralized governance. It's because, as I said, white supremacists can't compete in civil society. In their view, civil society is ruled by "captured" institutions such as the news media or entertainment industry (represented by NY and LA, respectively). They see the state government as their only hope, yet even there they can barely compete, hence the fantasy of exposing the "deep state" conspirators and reclaiming what rightfully belongs to white people, the US government. This fantasy reached its apex with the election of a black president. Nothing represents the loss of white power in America like the ascendancy of formerly racial minorities to national power. White people in America can feel the barbarian hordes at the gate, and only Trump could build the wall to keep them out, while draining the swamp and building a new foundation where the good white people of West Virginia and Alabama can be competitive. White people are clinging to traditional state structures partly because they can't compete in the integrated world society which is no longer defined by race or national borders. Anyway check out Babones's work, he is not unsympathetic to Trump supporters.

Also, just wanted to add to this the importance of social media to Trumpism, because social media is sort of the capital of the new transnational civil society. It's a decentralized, unregulated civil society where the common man has a voice. Trump is no dummy and he used social media to full effect as his direct channel to the masses. The banning of Trump from Twitter is a MAJOR development on many levels and represents the necessity of dealing with this new global system where civil society and state structures are existing side by side.

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