Interesting piece. One issue: is MAGA really a lie? Or is it code? A promise to return the US to era of Fronk Jones — remember him, the cute-as-a-button Mexican gardener portrayed by Natividad Vacio in Father Knows Best c. 1957? Fronk wanted so badly to be an American, he changed his name in order to adopt the most innocuous sounding American identify while mowing grass, raking leaves and sweeping the sidewalk.
No la Raza shit or undocumented status from Fronk.
Of course, a return to the Anderson epoch is not feasible. So perhaps MAGA is a lie. But I think its acolytes truly believe Trump will bring that to pass.
Perhaps in compromise we might call it a delusion…