Hoping once the stain gets voted out they’ll ease up on the fanaticism. My family’s always been very conservative, but they’ve always at least pretended to be good people (or, at the very least, apolitical) for the few days a year I’m around. Omg, that shit is the worst. Most of my family voted for Trump (they half pretend to be ashamed of it but I know they still support him wholeheartedly). They can sit there shitting on left-wingers over and over again while I’m sitting right there, but as soon as I say a single thing back, I’m the asshole.
That’s how I dealt with Brexit it on the other side of the pond. And seeing it tear apart families and friendship groups. My parents didn’t vote for it. But lots of their friends did. Before the referendum, I met lots of them. Pleasant people generally. Well off. Enjoying retirement and Grandkids. Then like 6 of them went off the fucking deep end. My Mum was heartbroken. She said in 20 years the entire EU thing never came up once. Suddenly these nice people were rabidly blaming all the country’s problems on immigrants and the EU. Calling people traitors and brainwashed.