An Insight From Literature
Every several years, I work my way through Patrick O’Brians magnum opus, the twenty-and-a-fragment volumes of the Aubrey-Maturin series. I am on the third novel now, HMS Surprise, and I came across the following passage.
By her own efforts Mrs Williams, like all the people she knew, might have earned fivepence a day at weeding or plain sewing, though some of the gentlemen might have done a little better at haysel and harvest; the accumulation of a hundred pounds was utterly beyond their powers, that of ten thousand beyond their imagination; and they worshipped capital with an unshakeable, uncomprehending, steady devotion, not devoid of superstitious practices.
Adjust for inflation, and I feel that here we have a window in to the psyche of a not insignificant part of the Trump base.