Angry Old Men -- Quo Vadis America?

America is in danger, but not as you might think: Not from the outside but from within. There is a movement, strike that, a momentum of Angry Old Men in America, as I want to put it. It seems, they are very concerned, as America is changing too quickly for them to adapt. And surprise, surprise, most of the Angry Old Men are white considering themselves either actively as part of white supremacy or passively supporting the notion of an America dominated by white men, wether or not they are white men themselves or just backing this ideology hegemonically. But in recent years America has changed a lot.

So those who are not bright and flexible enough in their minds are not able, even more so not willing to adapt to this change, as they see the USA -- the way they knew it -- in decline. But it is not the USA that is in decline, but it is their rule, and an America of the past, in which they were in charge undisputedly without any separation of powers in terms of sharing power with other colors and groups in society.

Of course the Angry Old Men now see America suffering from an erosion of their predominance as the USA individualizes herself, becomes more and more heterogeneous, liberal, as well as inclusive and cooperative in people's mindsets.

So the Angry Old Men see their sinecure increasingly washed away in the stream of time and get more and more angry. They shout out loud their anger, as they want to live their lives with force, fear, violence, and in full control, as they were used to, in order to push back or at least to contain any developments of democratization and advances in making the respect of human rights an experience in our daily lives.

It seems as the mouthpiece of this movement and momentum is Donald Trump, the Republican front-runner in the race for the White House. Trump is definitely not the oldest, but the loudest of these Angry Old Men.

As we can explain many phenomena of our adult lives through analyzing our early childhood and youth experiences psychologically, the one million dollar question is: Which trigger experience in his early childhood or youth made Donald Trump so angry? In other words: What drives Trump psychologically to act like a loose cannon?

Dr. Dr. Immanuel Fruhmann