We are headed for a civil war. Our president’s central message is divisive; what other purpose could he have in making a big deal out of a football player taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem? He is now characterizing demonstrators who disagree with him as a mob. There will come a time when he tells us we must unite behind him which will be a signal to arms. There will come a time when blood flows between “law enforcement” and the mobs like the LA riots only this time it will be spread. Sorry for my pessimism. Perhaps it is because I just read George Orwell’s 1984. If you are interested in what Germany was like before WWII in novel form, read Philip Kerr.
My positive suggestion: the only defense against hate is love. Anger, angry demonstrations, angry letters, angry rhetoric, play into his hands.