Biblically, we have been warned of this for some time. Reading within secular history substantiates the same warnings. This planet has had evil inflections since at least the Garden and probably long before. What was here before, that is only captured in metaphysical history. The Garden brought us the choice of right or wrong.
Free will, free choice was the playing field. Yes, there have been several great epochs.
I bring this up because mankind is on a upward ascent into a real enlightenment and moving away from ego, or the ID (the Atlantean Epoch). So our battle is with those that want to retain their positions that have been held, and entrenched, for so long in the old ways of thinking. While amazing to watch, it's certainly painful path to be traveled and endured.
Our current President represents the proactive adjustment to the old ways and the resistance is out there for all to see.
Amazing to watch.
Those who label words as violence do so with the sole purpose of justifying violence against words.