The explosion of emotions during and after the Clinton-Trump race and Trump election caught many off guard. Friends have been lost, family members estranged, and threats and hostility have boiled over in many relationships and communities.
In our consumer culture we are sold lots of things. Two weeks ago it might have been jeans and a TV, but last week it was fear. And Loathing. People were sold fear and loathing, and now it is ruining friendships, making people miserable, and setting the country apart.