to fully unders…e Red Religion. This is novel and something that Blue Church folks still completely fail to notice. They look at Trump and the nationalist rhetoric of the Red Religion and think they know what they see — some flavor of authoritarian nationalism of the 1930’s mold. I think this is a very different phenomenon — in fact one that we don’t yet have any concepts to fully understand.
This is an incredibly important point. The Blue Church doesn’t understand what they are seeing. The older elements who think they are part of the Red Church don’t get it either but they’ve been handed what looks like a winning hand. Unfortunately the win isn’t working at all as it should and that is driving people to rash actions. The actual Red Church change is heavily nihilistic but they are in front because they are a product of the changed media. Unless we get a new positive tribal narrative the disintegration will only accelerate.