Businesses, Families, And Countries Make Preparations for Post-Election Unrest

Max Dugan | November 3, 2020
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Regardless of your political persuasion, it is undeniable that we are at a turning point in American history.

Political tension has become so prevalent that the search result "civil war 2020" has seen a steady inclrease since June with some influential elites even insinuating that atrocities should be committed against political opponents in order to make them see 'reason.'

Picking up on this hatred, fear, and vilification among the American populace, many businesses have taken precautions in anticipation of violence and destruction. Saks 5th Avenue, Nordstrom, and CVS being just a few of the larger firms preparing for similar post-election violence. 

Not only have U.S. businesses prepared for violence, but other nations have as well, with Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs discouraging travel to the US, because of anticipated violence. Australia has even gone so far as to give the U.S. the highest alert status on their rating scale, stating "do not travel."

Fear and vilification of the other has even led to the destruction of families, with some even going so far as to disown their own parents or separate from their spouse, because of who they support. 

Unfortunately this trend will almost certainly continue as partisan hostility grows, a horrifying trend that should worry anyone, especially supporters of the traditional family. Regardless of political opinion, the tearing apart of families is an evil that should be opposed by anyone. In response to this, Rod Dreher of the American Conservative warned not to put politics above friends and family.

Politics are definitely important, but to disown a friend or family member over who they voted for during an election is insane. To truly love someone is to will the good of another as if they are yourself and that is not done by calling them a 'bigot' or a 'demonrat' for voting Trump or Biden. It was once a taboo in America to ask someone who they voted for or tell others who you voted for. Perhaps we would be better off as a nation if such a taboo began to resurface for the sake of preserving families and friendships. Regardless of who wins the election, it may be prudent to avoid bringing up politics altogether, not only because the future will likely be tenuous regardless, but also to preserve family and friendship, the bases of any civilization. Instead of continuing to sow division by spouting the lies of the media, it may be better to show friends and family that we truly will their good as if it were our own, revealing the truth to them with love and charity.

You will catch more flies with a spoonful of honey than with a barrelful of vinegar.
—Saint Francis de Sales

H/T The American Conservative


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