What’s terrifying is not these few extremist nutters, it’s the fact that so many supposedly rational people are terrified by them; by the belief that this small minority will be free to act against the laws and constitutional principles of the country simply because they were sold a bill of goods by a presidential candidate (probably under false pretenses) who would be unlikely to deliver the goods they want even if he really did want to. They are very vocal right now because they mistakenly believe that everyone who voted Trump did so for the same bigoted reasons they did; they are feeling legitimised by their perception of public support for their cause. They are wrong… it will just take some time for them to figure it out.
“Land of the free and home of the brave”? I don’t think either is particularly apt anymore to be honest. Genuine freedom certainly does require a measure of bravery.