a stable population requires three things:

full bellies, secure employment, a stable home.

remove any one and society will collapse.

Even the collective thought that those things are insecure will lead to societal turmoil and collapse, particularly among those who have taken their 'security' for granted in the past.

They become open to the hysteria of conspiracies, that 'others' are going to take away their securities and 'inflict' something else.

Hence the fear of socialism, even though that 'socialism' would improve their security with healthcare and better schools.

This is why Trump was able to inflame such people, stoke their fears, even though he was the one who would remove any rights they might enjoy now..

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