Now, I knew this already, having lived in Berkeley and Oakland and seen this many, many times. Still, the arrogance of these people complaining about "Trump's rhetoric" while letting people who have physically assaulted Trump supporters skate is both infuriating and instructive.
We're going to have to fight.
The modern legal system is based upon the King's Peace. Basically, the idea is that the King's right to a peaceful kingdom supersedes your right to immediate reprisal. In return for agreeing to settle disputes peacefully, the King will give you justice. In the modern era, the State (King) is no longer giving us justice. That's not a good look for stability going forward.
I don't believe this, until I see it. A lot of the talk seems like bravado, or whistling past the graveyard. The American right sits and waits on authority to handle things, and it'll just keep on waiting, only more frustrated. Isn't that what it means to be a Conservative, on the American right? When has the right in America ever erupted in substantial violence? If you were inclined to do that, you'd be a leftist.
History never repeats itself, and certainly there hasn't been an empire crackup coming quite like ours. There are some things in our favor though, and I'd like to highlight one of them.
There is now approximately 20.4 million military veterans in the country. 7.1 million of those are from the Bush II wars and up. Additionally, there are about 1.4 million people in active duty in the Marines and Army (including National Guard and Reserves). Around 20% of those were directly involved with combat operations, so say 1.7 million people bumping around the country with combat experience. I'm willing to gamble that around 85% of them could be counted on to be on our side if the s**t
There has been plenty of pushback against Leftist street violence, even if it doesn't make the news. The Left can operate in their little enclaves, but can't take the show on the road like they did in the 60s-70s. I remember when they tried to expand OWS from the actual Wall Street, it didn't work. You don't see Antifa putting mass bodies on the street outside of their bug hives.
Just prior to the Civil War, there was also a bunch of veterans with good military training from war in South America and Mexico. Both sides were able to whistle up somewhat competent armies quickly by relying on that talent pool. The men were primarily motivated by loyalty to their state or to the US. Today, I believe only one side would be able to count on that advantage, and if the average blue hair doesn't know that, Soros et al sure as s**t
That's of course assuming the economy doesn't explode in 15 or so years, which it most likely will (none of the current fed/state/local debts have any chance of getting paid off). Then nobody can really predict what will happen because there won't be anything like it in history to reference.
So anyway, don't worry too much about it. The Right getting behind Trump (isn't his R approval like 90%?) is a good sign that people are at least paying some attention now.