An institutional failure of democracy is that a highly mobilized and organized minority that receives concentrated benefits can easily defeat a loosely organized majority which pays diffuse costs.
Trump faces a coalition of groups, including the ethnic lobbies, and specific Republican donors, who are willing to do whatever it takes to ensure America never enforces its immigration laws. In contrast, Republican primary voters are loosely organized, distracted by more than a dozen other competing candidates, and brow-beaten by a hopeless that immigration is less important than .
What’s worse, Trump faces an interlocking series of academic, media, and political institutions that consistently promote an Open Borders narrative and create online mobs to punish dissenters. aka Curtis Yarvin, has coined the term ” to describe the institutions that function as a 21 century equivalent to an established church. The Cathedral has the ability to create an artificial consensus on issues, even when the vast majority of people disagree with the opinions of the media and political class. The result is where anyone, at any time, faces economic destruction at whipped into a frenzy by the media.