The Restoration

US “Progressives” see this as proof of the number of “racists, misogynists, ableists, rapists, and rape apologists” eligible to vote in the US …

… Perhaps …

Donald Trump caricatur by DonkeyHotey 4 Jul 2015 CC BY SA

Image: DonkeyHotey – Donald Trump Caricature, 4 Jul 2015. (CC-BY-SA)*

… it may also be that US-Americans sense the revitalization of a multi-polar world power dynamic they thought vanquished in 1989, and believe that by voting for a figure like Trump the US can be cast into anything but a sort of 21st Century Bourbon Restoration.

Eery, bloody, senseless but essentially of little long term consequence.

* Donald Trump Caricature by DonkeyHotey, 4 Jul 2015. Artist: DonkeyHotey. Licensing: CC-BY-SA 2.0 US. Source: Wikimedia URL: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Donald_Trump_Caricature_by_DonkeyHotey.jpg?uselang=de. Last viewed: 09 Nov 2016.

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