On a more personal level we the people are more divided than since the Civil War.
Now in the 21st Century with a nation as divided as we most certainly are, well the lines drawn in the sand are not so clear and alot closer be it house to house, at work and for many (as was the Civil War) in our own families.
Make no mistake as this is a very dangerous situation and no one is backing away from their stated positions at the ground level.
Anecdotal but Real
It has been four years since I have flown Old Glory (the American Flag for those in Rio Linda) at my abode and now another four years will pass without her presence welcoming any to my residence and this saddens me greatly.
I, being a political junkie, took election day as a vacation day and upon my return was close to my expatiations but not exactly. You see I am in the UAW and just about every co-worker be they black or white (excluding new hires -high turnover) know of my political leaning as I never have made a secret of it.
It did not take long to feel the looks and when just a greeting on Monday would turn to conversation or just jocularity, now was short with little eye contact (even though that is how I hold a conversation). I was informed of bets on myself even coming to work the day after the election. The latter was ridiculous in of itself being I never mis work unless it is sanctioned or an emergency at home.
Many know of the "fist-bump" and some criticize it being they see it as replacing the "handshake", but in the work place I myself see no problem in its use with gloves, parts in hand, greasy hands and such and use it often to recognize a fellow co-workers existence and simple hello while passing by them. Usually these fist-bumps are made not with force but rather reserved determination, not so on Wednesday at least with me. No, they were just like the eye contact, barely noticeable like the "wet fish" handshake.
It was the very noticeable smell in the air of unmistakable mis trust and loathing I felt even though the RINO lost.
For my part, I held my head high but also can say I held the very same contempt, although for vastly different reasons, toward those I knew, again black or white, who voted for this travesty.
The Lines are Drawn
They, liberals, and we conservatives know it, feel it and the situation is ripe for boiling over.
I do not suggest violence as that is for the most part reserved as a last resort, but do warn to be on guard as violence is closer than what some may presume.
I can no longer verbilise the words "God Bless America" as I see that statement, through the eyes of a Christian, to be an utter impossibilty.
What I can say is that you surround yourself with like minded conservatives and get armed - now.
The nation I fear is beyond saving, so at least save yourself and the lives of your family.
Something to Concider?