The popular image of political violence is that of a downtrodden revolutionary taking up arms against an oppressive government. But oftentimes the instigators of violent conflict are groups that were once in charge but have lost their power and status.
People who hate Mexicans don’t know much about them or the country they come from.
What do the attack on author Salman Rushdie in western New York and calls by Trump supporters to dismantle the FBI, or even physically assault agents, after the raid on the former president’s home have in common? Both involve calls for violence to achieve political aims.
About half of all Americans believe that “there will be a civil war in the United States in [their] lifetime,” and that the nation will “cease to be a democracy” soon.
Social scientists have noticed that car accidents are way up, and they theorize that one reason for more wrecks and obnoxious driving is because “people are frustrated and angry, and those feelings are fueling increases in violent crime, customer abuse of workers, student misbehavior in school and vehicle crashes.”
People who feel like they’re under attack will look for any reason to fight. So fighting is what the Republicans are now all about.
The Republican Party has quit the exhausting task of hiding its affinity for head-bashing, and instead, conservatives are openly celebrating mayhem.
Both sides are not equally bad. In fact, the disequilibrium is absolutely murderous