Growing up in the USA, I’ve known people my whole life that were sure, at every controversial event, that “THIS TIME THERE WILL BE CIVIL WAR!” and…
…there’s never civil war.
That was a one time event.
But am I worried about growing fascism in the USA? Oh yes. But is it also within America’s character? it is.
We’ve had it “good” for a long time now and we tend to believe politicians. I have no idea why.
A lot of people believe the empty excuses of politicians, so when you get somebody who is an amazing liar and put them in front of people who tend to trust politicians, the politician eventually gets to do what they like with the full support of the people who voted for him.