I believe the situation most Trump supporters are reacting to is very real. Our government has, for a whole lot of reasons, become unwieldy, unresponsive, out of touch with reality and today is certainly not of the people or for the people. Major change is most definitely needed.
However change just for change's sake can be just as damaging, or more so, than no change. This, I believe, is the case with Trump. The man is staggeringly ignorant and has a hideous personality. He is the very definition of unqualified and incompetent for the job. Just because he recognizes and is preying on the very real and justified dissatisfaction of a large segment of the citizenry of this country does not mean he should be given the job of trying to fix it. The cliche "out of the fying pan and into the fire" has a basis in reality.
With regard to generational evolution, I believe that values change from generation to generation and that these changes reflect the upbringing by and reaction to the previous generation(s).
Based on what I have observed and experienced during my first two careers in the media and the aerospace industry, both of which have brought me in contact with a huge cross section of people in the WWII, baby boom, X and Y, and most recently milennial generations, I find myself in total agreement with the ideas expressed in the article in the link I posted. The forces that affect history are incredibly complex and trying to reduce them to a simplistic finger-point to one factor is unrealistic and misleading. However i have long felt that the baby boom generation's basic values and attitudes have caused more problems than they've solved.
This is a huge generality, no question, and there are plenty of achievements the boomers can point to with justifiable pride. But when I look at the companies and industries I've been associated with, their worst decisions and poorest internal (and sometimes external) performance has been when the boomers were in charge.
Today, as the boomers retire in increasingly large numbers and the day-to-day decisions, leadership and work is being taken over by the next three generations, it's obvious-- at least to me-- that the internal attitudes, decision-making and work environment are changing for the better.
It's very, very different, no question. The outgoing generation in particular, including me, has a tough time understanding, accepting and dealing with this change. In many cases we just can't relate to what's happening at all. But if I back myself oway from my instinctive reactions and look at the situation as objectively as I can, the younger folks are going to accomplish more than we did in a more successful, more effective and more beneficial manner. I have no doubt about this, in large part because I've been seeing and living this shift in the large company and industry I've been working in for the past 37 years.
Sure, there are exceptions but overall in my experience and observation, the "incomers" are going to be a whole lot better and more effective in almost every respect than the boomers. Which, I think, is a Good Thing.