Unmoored narcissism v. relentless decency
DJT has never been ideological. He’s always been about himself. That has been true especially in his ongoing battle to overturn the 2020 election that has cost him his job. He’s not trying to save the GOP or the federal courts he’s packed or national infrastructure he’s done nothing about despite his many feints nor is it really about anything else. He’s just trying to save his own job.
Trump Stress-Tested the Election System, and the Cracks Showed
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Compare this to President-elect Joe Biden’s campaign of Relentless Decency. During his campaign right up until yesterday’s Thanksgiving address, Biden has over and over again called upon the nation to unite and treat each other with dignity and respect so that we can end this grim era of demonization and hatred.
Many would argue that this era has been 40 years long, at least, and that it’s time the pendulum began swinging back the other way. Perhaps this is nostalgia or sentimentality but America has come together and achieved some pretty momentous ambitions in the past. In living memory, such era’s of national unity include World War II, the race to the moon, and the Cold War.
Strauss–Howe generational theory
According to the Fourth Turning Theory, America is entering a period led by a generation that prioritizes civic-mindedness following a tumultuous crisis-era of “unraveling.” In an era led by the millennial generation, born from the late 1980s through the early 2000s, there will be a rebuilding of civic institutions and norms, which have been all but demolished by DJT and all his sycophants.