Trump is the Id for the Republican Congress. Trump is what their Mr. Hyde would be if they could unleash their dark side. That is why when people ask, ‘Why would a distinguished congressman submit to Trump’ the answer is because they rejoice in his expression of their Id. The GOP and the far right have joined hands and now have a voice in the highest office in our country that says whatever it feels.
Trump is their Id. He is an uncoordinated instinctual creature that knows no judgments of value. To quote: ‘The mind of a newborn child is regarded as completely "id-ridden," in the sense that it is a mass of instinctive drives and impulses, and needs immediate satisfaction.’ This is Trump.
Yet this Id never leaves any of us totally. It creeps around in our lowest selves trying to assert itself. Racism, nationalism, classism, sexism find their home in the Id. Trump has unleashed the Id of America and the admiring McConnells and others are living vicariously through him. The GOP can keep their Hydes undetected and watch as Trump gives it full visibility without lifting a finger. So this is why the Neo-Nazis are good people, Africans live in huts, Haitians all have AIDS, all Mexican immigrants are criminals, pussies are to be grabbed, and we do not want people from shithole countries coming here.
And really there are few GOPers who would have a problem with those words and many secretly wish they could say these words. The GOP is now the silent minority. They keep their mouths shut and let their Id in the White House speak for them and if it gets too hot to handle they have the right to condemn his language and thinking too.
We as a society need to look long and hard at our dark side. We need to know who we can become if we are not vigilant. The problem with the darkness is we can develop a certain appetite for it. It can take over our Jekyll. This is what people mean when they say we cannot normalize this presidency. We must treat it as aberrant and abhorrent to our sensibilities. Maybe we should play a game of beer pong that we give to a worthy cause every time Trump says something sexist and racist. These donations can be called soul offsets. This might allow us to live in the time of Trump and not lose our soul.
One day things will return to normal and hopefully we will not have lost our normal. But be careful: Mr. Hyde wants out. Or maybe our Hyde is already exposed.