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The appeal of Trump seems to be directed at those who want a return to an imaginary 1950's America, where women and minorities knew their places, old rich white guys ruled the world, and complex ideas like interracial relationships, LGBTQ, etc. were kept firmly in a dim closet.

Not a 1950's America. A late 1990's America. Remember, it was only as far back as 1997 when conservatives could basically get Ellen deGeneres fired from her TV show for admitting on camera that she was gay. We've moved from that to a society where slurs against gay people would likely get conservative christians themselves fired from their jobs at most mainstream workplaces - in barely a generation's time.

They've got whiplash. They're sitting around wondering how it happened that they became the bad guys, just for following the freakin' Bible for Pete's sake. How is that possible? They're the good guys, living pious and just lives!

It happened so fast! Thirty years after Loving vs. Virginia, which struck down laws prohibiting mixed-race marriage, a majority of Americans still disapproved of interracial marriage. Opinions on gay marriage flipped to majority support from the same level in barely half the time.

It's Future Shock - but rather than being technological or industrial, it's cultural. They were perfectly fine being able to move from no-iPhone World to iPhone World in 14 years; they can't handle moving from 2007's It's Okay to be Against Gay Marriage to 2021's You Can be Fired for Being Anti-Trans.

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