America has always been a bit narcissistic. We have thrown our weight around for our own advantage, insisting that we are exceptional and rules do not apply the same to us. America has always had its racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, anti intellectual tendencies, along with much better ones that we can be proud of. Trump confronts America with our own dark side.
This is the ancient myth of the struggle between light and darkness that is working itself out in the collective minds of Evangelical Christians and their fundamentalist Islamic and Jewish counterparts. We are the good guys. They are the bad guys. Simple as that. It is not as simple as that.
Light reveals. Darkness conceals. Now in this twilight zone between the ages we struggle to adjust our vision and see what is what and who is who. And as the dawn breaks we will see the world in a new way, as the whole Earth and as the dynamic system that it is. We will see all other humans as our kindred; as us instead of they. That is our destiny. That is our future, if we are to have one.