Since Donald Trump burst on the political scene in the summer of 2015, there has been wide speculation about what it might really mean to “Make America Great Again.”

For women and minority groups, the not-too-distant past was rife with injustices and a lack of fair treatment. American history’s volatile and shameful secrets are barely hidden in the decades, with the stark and ugly reality of what sort of monster America can be.

So when Trump hearkens back to another time, a supposedly better time, what could he mean?


Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at