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Trump -- a man versus a movement -- the most important election since 1860

•, by Tom Klingenstein

And Tom Klingenstein has a great message (there are deep considered raves and admiration in comments at the site where this was released.) He has captured a meme many people need to hear.

 Or read the speech here:

I wish to make three points. First, Trump is the perfect man for these times, not all times, perhaps not most times, but these times. Second, Republicans are not doing a good job explaining the stakes in this election. They must explain, and this is my third point, that the Democratic Party, which has been taken by its radical wing, is leading a revolution. This makes the coming election the most important one since the election of 1860. Let's begin there.

Unlike most elections, this one is much more than a contest over particular policies—like health care or taxes. Rather, like the election of 1860, this election is a contest between two competing regimes, or ways of life. Two ways of life that cannot exist peacefully together.

It's Traditional America versus Many-cultural America

In the traditional way of life "there are no hyphenated Americans", "we are all Americans." America is colorblind. People are judged by their character and their actions, not by their skin color or their ancestry.  Multicultural equals many-cultural, and too many cultures really means no cultures at all, no dominant values or principles.

The Black Lives Matter/Democrats understand (which Republicans seem not to), that if they are to achieve this policy agenda they must get Americans to change their values, their principles, and the way they understand themselves.