Really. Both were and are engaged in a real Civil War between a Patriot population and an elite population whose supporters were never restricted geographically. Those clear enemies had to be stripped of influence and ultimately silenced in order for the Patriot class to resecure the integrity of the Republic.
Both were then advised by trusted agents whose task was to do just that. If necessary, it does lead to the possibility of Martial Law. So far we are doing far better and the opposition has fared poorly.
Recall though today that the problem is also global. Victory in the USA does not mean victory..