I don’t think I’ve ever seen a nation as divided as ours, which only benefits our adversaries and enemy nations alike. This has become an “uncivil” war, with President Trump and the Democrats sharing responsibility.
But Trump has stoked most of the madness and hatred himself; with disparaging nicknames and insults for his political enemies.
He has even lashed out at his former allies, including former White House advisers Steve Bannon (“Sloppy”), Omarosa Newman (“Wacky/dog”), Jeff Sessions (“Dumb Southerner/Mr. Magoo”); even Vice President Mike Pence (“Pounce’). He has no respect for anyone who doesn’t think his way or won’t follow him blindly into the chaos he himself created.
His “followers” are mimicking his actions with insults and violence and thefts to support his baseless claims. Locally, friends and neighbors are drawing lines in the sand; verbally or physically assaulting each other (or caused by instigators that don’t live in the area).
I’ve even read a story where a person attached razor blades to his political sign to seriously injure someone stupid enough to try and steal it.
Once this election is over, I don’t think the division will end ... and our country will be worse for it as we descend into the darkness.