It'll take 5 minutes to read, probably crossed your mind more than a time or two. "Igniting Civil War"
That's the title of an article by Prof. Angelo Codevilla.
Here's an excerpt.
"It all starts with getting people accustomed to hating each other. And that starts at the top".
"Saying hateful things about one’s opponents is a time-tested way of stoking supporters’ enthusiasm, of building support for one’s own side. But when blood is spilled, someone, then everyone else, tends to use it as a pretext for inciting more violence. That’s the meaning of blood-feud."
. . .
"Police in leftist jurisdictions have stood aside as violent groups disrupted the 2016 Republican presidential campaign and the 2017 presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C., as racial mobs have ravaged malls and shut down major roads, as conservatives have been attacked physically as they tried to speak or merely observed. The media have basically justified the violence. The other side has done nothing comparable—yet.""