A quick addendum to my prior post and the cult of MAGA.
One way to know if someone is a savvy, smart observer of the culture and political scene is how they view the whole Trump thing.
The vast majority of people, the shallow, surface level thinkers, believe that what has been going on is all about Donald Trump, both as a candidate and as President. Trump is either the noble heroic champion of the working people or he is the cartoonish literal Nazi villain. These people are either dumb or just intellectually lazy, and that category includes almost every adult in America. They are not serious people and should not be taken seriously.
People paying attention who know what is going on understand that Trump is simply a proxy, a totem representing the old America of White people. All of the hatred and vitriol directed at him is really anger and loathing aimed squarely at White people. This animus on the part of our elites existed long before Trump became a candidate, it simply became more apparent with his rise as a candidate and his tenure as President.
They don’t hate you because you voted for Trump. They hate Trump because you voted for him.
If you don’t get this, you don’t understand anything about politics in the 2010s/2020s.