It's bad enough seeing Democrats attack Donald Trump from the right for talking about having good relations with Russia, and now about nuclear arms reduction, but there's also the problem of Democrats accusing anyone who questions anything they say of being a "Kremlin stooge" and "Russian collaborator," of aiding and abetting the enemy.
I've never really had that kind of rhetoric hurled at me since I started identifying myself as a Socialist. This, now, however, sounds like something else. It's engulfed large parts of the liberal establishment.
I understand that they're deeply disappointed. I
understand that nationalism is ingrained into them from birth, that it's the
norm. It doesn't help that most Americans call it patriotism, as if it's
not really nationalism.
A lot of hatred and invective has been emanating from the Republican voting working class since Barak Obama has been in office, some of which was racially tinged but a lot of it was because they felt like they were out of power and being run over by what the right wing media has been telling them for a long time was an evil ideology. But those people don't set the tone for social discourse in the country. That's done by the liberal establishment, that has gotten it to be accepted to be gay and lesbian, black, a woman. Now the liberal establishment is on the dark side.
The kind of caustic, McCarthyite language and thinking that's coming from them will eat away at the social fabric. The ones who were holding the line on hatred and helping scale back the venom are now the ones ramping up the hostility and making hatred socially acceptable and are practically guaranteeing that others will do even worse.