As noted in Out in the Open: Remarks on the Trump Election, published November 16, 2016 at the Bureau of Public Secrets,
Powerful though they may be, irrational popular tendencies are not irresistible forces. They contain their own contradictions. … In the long run the only way to defeat reaction is to present more forthright expressions of these aspirations, and more authentic opportunities to fulfill them. When basic issues are forced into the open, irrationalities that flourished under the cover of psychological repression tend to be weakened, like disease germs exposed to sunlight and fresh air.
Couldn’t have said it better myself.