Dr. Nicole Morgan, CACOR member, addresses hate and politics.
The history of political violence is both titillating and reassuring. With the help of political philosophy, it puts an order in chaos by revealing repetitions, cycles, rhythms, dialectical movements, or according to Mark Twain for “history, he said, does not repeat, but rhymes “. This is all the more reassuring, in that it adds a lullaby to the arias. Following times of violence, there will be times. We can dream of spiraling rhythms that wrap itself around an axis named progress an eternal humanity aims at. Steven Pinker, somehow Hegelian does not deny the existence of the coming and going of political violence but demonstrate that in the long run, violence has been declining since the beginning of humanity whose fate is improving. 
At a less existential level, in the US we reassure ourselves with a kind of dialectic featuring as thesis and antithesis Republicans and Democrats. Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, Judge of the US Supreme Court, who does not hide the concern she has about Donald Trump extremism clains nevertheless having a total faith in the strength of the American Constitution and the pendulum balance however violent the oscillations are. Donald Trump, it is thought, will end up willingly or by force, the Congress will become democrat and we will forget this moment of history that some consider unfortunate through a compromise. This is democracy in action, as long as we want to believe that it works.
The signs are promising: in December 2018, the House of Representatives got a Democratic majority and the American judiciary is weaving its net around the President multiple scams; some are dreaming of an indictment that would legitimately take him out of the White House.