There is so much hatred in the country right now. Whether it be on social media, violent protests, or arguing with friends and family, the thermostat has been turned up full blast, and it doesn’t appear that it’s going to cool down anytime soon.

A lot of this anger is derived from a lack of trust in institutions, civil society, and each other.

Too many Americans don’t value each other, and if people don’t value other people, they aren’t going to trust each other. A breakdown in trust has caused a breakdown in our society.

Conservatives—rightly—don’t trust the media, the government, or our election system right now. Liberals, in turn, despise conservatives, especially those that live in “flyover country” and the people who, in the words of Barack Obama, “cling to their guns and religion.”

Conservatives have caught on to the Left’s decades-long plot to fundamentally transform America and are feeling like they are being boxed in a corner from all angles and not allowed to come up for air. Desperation can lead to incidents like what took place at the Capitol last week.

This anger is palpable and isn’t going to dissipate. In fact, it’s only going to get worse now that Big Tech has banned President Trump from all their platforms, and conservative social media alternative Parler has been banned by Google, Apple, and Amazon.

Banks like JP Morgan Chase and Citigroup are suspending contributions to both Republicans and Democrats in the wake of last week’s Capitol riot. Something tells me that they will resume giving to Democrats and not do the same for Republicans. Just a hunch.

The Wall Street Journal reported that “two of the biggest U.S. banks and other corporations said they are pausing or reviewing their political action committee donations in the wake of last week’s riot at the Capitol.

JPMorgan JPM 1.39% Chase & Co. and Citigroup Inc. C 0.96% said they are pausing all PAC donations to Republicans and Democrats in the coming months. Other companies, including the Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance group and Marriott International Inc., MAR -1.51% said they would pause donations to Republican lawmakers who objected to President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College win after supporters of President Trump stormed the Capitol on Wednesday.”

With every aspect of our lives seemingly being dictated by liberals, it is no wonder that conservatives are frustrated. By continuing to censor conservatives, liberals are essentially guaranteeing that the unrest will continue, and that is what they want.

The more that people on the Right disrupt, the more the Left will use the disruptions as a means to accumulate more power.

But life is short, and is this anger really worth it? Why do people want to go through life hating each other?

America has been unmoored from the Judeo -Christian values that undergirded the country for centuries and held our society together. Now the state has become the God to too many Americans, and character is an outdated virtue.

The Founders warned that the loss of virtue would bring about the end of the republic.

John Adams stated: “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.  It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

If we don’t start valuing each other and treating each other with respect, the carnage at the Capitol will have just been an appetizer for what is going to come. It doesn’t have to be this way. This is the greatest country in the history of the world, and we are destroying ourselves. If America falls, it will usher in a new dark age devoid of freedom. That would be a tragedy indeed.

 

“No people who lost their character kept their liberties. — Lawrence Reed”