I agree with you that Republicans (leadership) enabling this, they see that they won't get elected unless they do this. They lack tegridy and disaprine. All jokes aside...

It's Republicans pandering to the base that's been manipulated by conservative media. Every YouTube video I've watched the last few days has had an Epoch Times ad before it... a fucking literal cult, almost like this guy.. Trump is just a symptom of the disease, and there's no singular fix for this.

It's a lack of education.

Rural areas feel the cities have left them behind, and in many ways we have put rural areas on the back burner.

It's what the social dilemma describes.

It's us taking too long to address hate groups and extremism in America. We let them successfully rebrand theirselves as "alt-right." Alt-right may have a negative connotation, now, but there for a while it let them get their message out.

It's the widening income gap making people angry, so they hear "MAGA" and some think of their wallets, and not in terms of race, which brings me to

Some here "MAGA" and think race, yes.

It's their Propaganda Networks.

It's the 24 hour live news cycle, especially the assholes at Fox primetime.

Lack of secularism - Republicans embracing extreme evangelicals hasn't helped anything... As my YouTube link shows.

And many, many more things.

There's a lot to address, and we (rational people) need to put our foot down and acknowledge the trollish behavior described by Sartre, as this type of troll isn't new to the modern day. We see this when William Barr, Pompeo, Press secretaries, and more get asked hard balls.. we've all seen those fucking smirks they give when they're caught being authoritarians.

Never believe that anti-Semites are completely unaware of the absurdity of their replies. They know that their remarks are frivolous, open to challenge. But they are amusing themselves, for it is their adversary who is obliged to use words responsibly, since he believes in words. The anti-Semites have the right to play. They even like to play with discourse for, by giving ridiculous reasons, they discredit the seriousness of their interlocutors. They delight in acting in bad faith, since they seek not to persuade by sound argument but to intimidate and disconcert. If you press them too closely, they will abruptly fall silent, loftily indicating by some phrase that the time for argument is past.