Usually we get bland, boring establishment morons runnng for office - Mitt Romney, John McCain, John Kasich, etc. With them nothing good will happen to the country. It's always business as usual - the exploitation and destruction of the country by the clueless.
But now we've got three candidates, all anti-establishment in one way or another - Trump, Cruz and Sanders, and one utterly corrupt establishment candidate: Hillary Clinton.
I have never seen anything like this in my life.
So what is going on here?
I tend to listen a lot more than I talk. I have found all the people voting for Hillary have no idea how corrupt she is - that she is a pathological liar, a drunken lesbian, and an adulteress who had Chelsea by Webb Hubbell (one leftist lunatic told me she was the most honest of the candidates). She's a greedy, power-mad politician. So there are a lot of people out there who have no education about history, economics and political science. Of human nature. They think she will change things for better, which is actually the purpose of politics - to prevent bad things and to help good things happen.
That doesn't say much about the culture of those who are voting for Clinton. One woman I know, who owes $70,000 in student loans (and will never be able to pay it back) said Hillary has the "most experience." At what? Lying?
The ones voting for Cruz tend to see him as Trump without all the negatives. Of course, the Republican party is not happy with Cruz, either (close down the IRS? Double people's income? Oh, no! We can't have that!)
The ones voting for Sanders tend to be young and have no understanding of history or economics - or history. Voting for a Jewish socialist who never had a steady job until he was 40? Are they kidding me?
The ones voting for Trump are all over the socio-economic map. But what they all have is common is that they want no more potential-terrorist Muslims in this county, no more 90-IQ Mexicans, no more immigration, period.
They want no more high-paying jobs being outsourced. And they want a war that has been going on for 15 years, and done nothing but made things worse in the Mid East, closed down.
I clearly remember the catastrophic collapse of the economy in 2008/2009. I had never seen anything like it. Things have picked up, but are still not good. And 100% of that collapse is the government's fault. No wonder everyone is angry.
The Republican party is fighting against Trump, thinking he will destroy the party. Is the party that deluded, to think they'e been doing a good job and not realizing the party should be destroyed? That it is treasonous and destructive of everything America stands for, just like the Democrats?
I'd say that many Americans are returning to their roots, except thay never left them. What has left them are both parties, which have been crapping all over this country for 40 years and denying they've done it.
Americans have always been, ultimately, anti-establishment. This country was founded on getting away from the then-current establishment.
I've met people who think the U.S. is going to turn Nazi, or Communist, or fascist. Those are European diseases (we left Europe to get away from them.) There have occasionally been neo-Nazis here and almost all of them have IQs of about 93 and are in prison. The Communist party couldn't field a softball team.
What we have instead is an oligarchy - and they are in big trouble. It, too, needs to be destroyed.
What has happened is that tens of millions of people are as tired as can be what the government and both parties have done to this country. And they are not going to take it anymore.
Political Correctness has tried to turn the young into morons. It hasn't succeeded at all with the smart ones. And even the dumb ones knows something is wrong.
And, finally, all of this is starting to show up in politics. And this is to the good.