Quickling Posted July 18, 2018 Share Posted July 18, 2018 After the Trump/Putin meeting, I spent last night browsing Reddit and was blown away by the open hatred, as they called for the removal of an illegal/illegitimate President and his entire cabinet. They are open that they will not be satisfied until all of his laws have been reversed, all of his SCOTUS picks removed, and the Dems are in complete control of the both branches and the SCOTUS. Whats more is there are multiple threads calling for a violent coup in order to obtain their results if their demands are not immediately met. They want Hillary (the clear victim of election fraud) and they want Cortez and more forward thinkers like her. Bernie is out because he is too right wing now. All of this thought is justified under the guise of 'patriotism'. Though its hard to see how they can be patriots when almost every liberal post is also calling for the destruction of the Constitution and a replacing of it with 'modern law'. These people clearly believe they are right and are willing to openly cause civil unrest to accomplish it. Now most of them are keyboard commandos who will never do anything other than talk big in the safety of the internet, but we are seeing protests of Republicans in public/chasing them out of public spaces/following them around, so some of their hatred is coming into action. They are 100% convinced they will sweep the polls in November. ***** On the other hand, based on the behavior of democrats, more conservative forums have become filled with open mocking of them. Lots of people hate them based on their behavior and a desire to never see them in power again. We are 100% convinced that we will win in November, and we believe that we are the patriots and not them. ***** Now I make this second argument only because I am scared for the American future. I believe that the left is moving to such an extreme point of anger and hate that they are causing an almost equal anger in the right. Both sides truly believe that their side is the side of God and Patriotism. Thankfully, the right has shown a lot more restraint in their behavior currently, but I worry that a massive tinder box is forming in America and that either the midterms or 2020 election cycle may be a powerful enough spark to really get this hatred to its boiling point. I worry that America is polarizing to a point where moderate discourse may become impossible. I dream of a day when both sides can turn the other cheek and see each other as humans, and that difference of opinion is not only acceptable but guaranteed under our rights. But I fear that with every moment of unhappiness on the left and subsequent equal/opposite reaction this causes on the right.... I fear this just pushes everything farther apart and closer to a point of no return. =( Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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