"From where I sit, support for Trump isn't that hard to explain. The upper twenty percent in America have insulated themselves from the economic and cultural consequences of the last fifty years. Meanwhile, those in the bottom half must live in disintegrating communities and endure the consequences of declining social capital. They sense, intuitively, that our leadership class has a narrow, materialistic view of life and a ruthless, managerial approach to 'diversity' that undermines social solidarity, which is why they resonate with patriotic rhetoric that actually envisions all of us together, committed to a common good. Meanwhile, they see that their 'betters' have rigged the game, so much so that even the slightest dissent from political correctness brings fierce, disciplining denunciations....Our ruling class has re-invented itself as a technocracy that justifies its power by claiming moral superiority—and which dismisses challengers from below as morally deficient."-- R.R. Reno
Excerpt from essay titled "The Politics of Moral Denunciation"