One of the things that has kept America relatively safe over the years is simply that our hateful people hate so MANY people. When you look at the descent into despotism in other countries they usually pick a scapegoat group and they go all out against that ONE group. But here in the U.S. we hate with such a degree of charitable even handedness that everybody takes some of the heat.
Let’s face it you can’t really easily tyrannize the hated population when your hated population includes every woman, gay person, black person, hispanic person, immigrant, muslim, atheist, democrat, liberal, communist, socialist, environmentalist, vegan, drug user, transgendered person, or poor person in the country. Add those groups up and you get a pretty damned large majority of the population.
The advantage for them in this system is that they can try to recruit anyone with even a little bit of hatred in their heart to their side for any particular group. The disadvantage is that they can’t do a whole lot without incurring the wrath of huge swaths of the population. It becomes kinda transparent to the population as a whole. Large coalitions can be formed to fight back too. At least I hope they can.
So thank god the evil and ignorant in this country in this day and age is too stupid to pick a group and stick with it.