The challenge facing America is both Trump and the void of authority in society at large. If Trump is the representation of the far right need for absolute order then the modern “SJW” represents the far left need for absolute harmony through conformity. For those who balk they should consider what a philosophy with one right thought told to us by the anointed professors of America’s campuses. The growth of these mentalities worries me.
The danger of dogmatic thinking is that any valid reason for the thought is lost over time. This is wrong because of x becomes this is wrong because Y told me so becomes Y said you are wrong becomes that data isn’t right because this and you are always wrong. When reason is removed from our interactions we become more defensive and the opinion becomes more important than solving the original problem. Student protests and the 2013 GOP government shutdown are two examples. The side that chose reason whether it was the school administration or the House Democrats suffered afterwards for their lack of dogma. When the ends justify the means and a candidate who is unqualified and possibly will be unconstitutional upon being sworn in won we must question our methods and our values. If we cannot accept nuance and reality, we will never resist or escape Trumpland.