Why the “Civil Unrest” rhetoric, itself, is the problem.

In building such a well-appointed stage, the news media is daring fringes of US society to commit acts of domestic terrorism.

Turn on a mainstream media outlet, and you’ll find pundits debate the peaceful transfer of power after the election later this week. I fear that this, itself, is part of the problem: Even just asking someone ‘will there be a peaceful transition of power’ leaves the door open to the answer being ‘no’. It isn’t that this isn’t…