Perhaps "most" Americans are good people...but speaking as one who talks my head off about the dangers of our slide toward fascism, and who writes endlessly about it, I have become disillusioned in people...and myself!
I have stopped being politically active with my body--due to health issues--and I'm turning 70 this year, and realize that perhaps my effectiveness is diminishing along with my youth. I see the same thing all around me. People are tired, confused, not aware of danger, and just want to survive and live as well as they can.
No one wants a civil war! I for one don't want to kill my fellow citizens. I don't want to have to defend my home against marauders who think they can bully peaceful people and take what they want. But look at other countries! It's happening all around the world. If you don't agree with the fascists, you will be punished in some way.
The forces of darkness are moving over this planet and the people of light are afraid of it!...including me! Things are coming to a head. This trumped up government is forcing the issue! We either roll over or fight! And from where I'm standing, not many want to fight.
The major frightening thing is--those on the trump side think they are in the right! Right-wing christians believe that what is happening now is a GOOD thing! They believe that because there are multiple evangelical christians in trumps cabinet, that they are on the side of "God!" These right-wing radicals are just as dangerous as any Muslim jihadist. They have confounded religion in this country! They are the Pharisees of our time. In fact, if Jesus stood before them right now, they would crucify him again! Mercy? Love of ones neighbor as oneself? Turn the other cheek? Feed the widows and orphans? Be a good Samaritan? Oh no--that's not in their repertoire of behaviors.
What will be the straw that breaks the camels back? We'll see. But it will not be pretty, and it won't be easy. And it is indeed terrifying! Am I willing to die to fight for democracy? Are you? For in the end, that is the extent to which we must be willing to resist.