I live in Techland, and have lived here most of my life. I am a modest citizen in the place, but to other Americans I’m doing quite well.
I have watched technology roll over the industrial economy, and now the suburban economy, like an invasive species. Technology destroys long-standing power relationships. It eliminates friction in the economy, and that’s a good thing, but in doing that it eliminates the jobs, and power, of the people who created the friction.
Those people who create that friction are the nobility in Trumpistan. A lot of analysts talk about Trumpistanis as being blue collar, poorly educated, and ignorant. Some are. But what has made Trump a political force is his support from golfers. Men (and they’re mostly men) who make deals on golf courses because they can, are at the heart of Trump’s support in the business community.