The thing we need to get through our heads -- NOW -- is how very very deeply the right wing hates us, hates our values, hates our cities and our visions and the horse we rode in on. (Also: our clothes are ugly.) "The Four Corners of Deceit: government, academia, science, and media," says Rush. In other words: everything we stand for, and everything that makes us what we are.
It's not about racism, or even about sexism -- though those things are part of it. It's about US. WE are what they're resisting, and WE are why they have those guns.
Liberals have a very hard time seeing ourselves as the Bad Guys. But we need to recognize just how deep their hatred goes, because they're about to unleash it all -- and unless we start seeing ourselves as warriors in an existential fight for our own cause, we will be their victims in very short order.