The use of intimidation is nothing new in politics or social interactions. The widespread use of fear is almost always part of an attempt to manipulate people to do things that they would otherwise not do. That is the power of fear.
But fear dies in the face of laughter. It dies in the light of day and loves the darkness. Don't let fear overwhelm you. We are the majority, we are determined, and we are resilient. Remember to shine the light, stand up, be counted, be brave, and know that a majority of Americans have your back. We won't stop and we won't give up.
Remember the defeat at Dunkirk and Winston Churchill's famous speech. Read it out loud to yourself when you're up against the wall: We Shall Fight on the Beaches.