Same here , many gut feelings . All generally point to the left and growing police state . Trump is the wild card they didn’t plan on , and for us on the ground , a sigh of relief . The question is , for how long . Wheels are in motion , none of the ideas are positive that we have come up with . Most seem to point to freedom loving men to have to fight , and not with words either . We came up with thinking their are two major factions . One Marxist left as you say , and the other Fascist governmental /LE/Alphabet soups , both with their own ill agendas , both Constitution hating , both despise the liberty of free men , both attempting to gain control over the other at the expense of the nation and its people . It kind of feels like that calm beach , watching the tide go out ( wayyyyyyyy out ) , before the tsunami comes rolling in .

Part of the problem I have with this is that the “Leftists” are now the facists.

Merriams-Webster defines it as this:
: a political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition

Google, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, etc., all are now the facists, leading the charge.

Tennessee, who has been running Tennessee for a century or better? The Police didn’t create the situation, in many respects they are just as much a victim of the society that raised them and created the laws for all.