Not many years ago, William, the nation’s xenophobes were scatter among the various political parties. But then Wall Street, fearing too much democracy, had its Republican political shills start pandering to White xenophobes for votes, trying to offset America’s changing demographics. Moreover, Fox News was created, because their was money to be made pandering to bigotry, as well as having a supporting media mouthpiece for the Republican/Wall Street agenda.
So now America’s predatory brand of capitalism (not a well regulated good brand of capitalism) has been successfully united with the nation’s nasty class as a solid block against our Constitutional form of Democracy.
Going back to the American Civil War, folks might want to read my book that looks at that bloodbath though the eyes of six of its major driving personalities, Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis ISBN 978-0-692-15160-0