The stakes are high. Ideological purity is a must. No compromise. No prisoners. Fight to the death.
You can see it in blogs, news comments, social media. People are tense. Feisty. They won’t back down from a fight. No warning. Out of the blue. Just wade in. Take a swing.
Friends? Ha! It doesn’t matter any more. You disagree with me and you’re done.
You do something I disagree with and I’ll accuse you of, oh, whatever, being a Nazi. That’s popular enough. Or maybe a socialist.
You support the wrong candidate, say the wrong thing, show the wrong picture, boom. The hammer will come down.
“Don’t mess with me.” “Don’t bring a knife to a gunfight.” Don’t say some thing you’ll regret.
Whew! It’s a jungle out there….