The hyperventilation of one Will Stancil at The Atlantic brought a wry smile to my face:
There are plenty of ways to explain this creeping acquiescence. Institutions abhor abnormality; even in politics, parties would often rather fight along familiar lines. The passage of time makes Trump’s America seem less strange. Politicos are wary of challenging a president presiding over a thriving economy. And on some level, Trump benefits from the basic dynamic that sustains any cult: His version of reality is so absurd that the only way to peacefully coexist with it is to accept his behavior as normal.
So Trump is a cult leader with an absurd version of reality?
What might these absurdities be?
That it is a legitimate function of the federal government to enforce the nation's borders? That there is a distinction between legal and illegal immigration? That every nation has a right to look to its own interests first? That an immigration policy must be to the benefit of the host country? That there is no right to immigrate? That, to put it mildly, it is a very bad idea to allow the immigration of those who do not accept our values but are pledged to the overthrow of our institutions and the values they embody?