Blood is thicker than water says a famous proverb. Other European languages have similar proverbs, too. Yet, modern folks often forget this ancient wisdom. It's really sad to see how some families get divided against political and ideological lines. Since we supposedly live in democracy, it should be considered normal that people will have different opinions. Yet often those who preach tolerance are extremely intolerant to their own family members because of the slight disagreements about some political figure or movement.
I tell you that's ridiculous. Ideology is one of the most powerful weapons used by globalist elites to divide and conquer. Look, my parents and I often don't see eye-to-eye on many things. Yet, I don't care. They are my flesh and blood, and their well-being is infinitely more important to me than that of some stranger who may share the same positions as I do.
Westerners and only Westerners have bought the ridiculous notion that blood ties are unimportant, hook, line and sinker. We even pride ourselves on being so enlightened as to cut off blood relatives because they are not progressive enough, or some such stupidity. We are told that we should have more in common with strangers who share the same ideology than with our own people. A good example is the modern feminist movement which tells women that strange women are their "sisters" and their interests should be more important than that of the males in her family.
By some reason, these idiotic notions have gained more ground in the USA than in Europe. Our women, for instance, tend to be more loyal. Oh yes, they will complain about their menfolks just as much as any other females, but they usually won't side with an outsider against men of their own blood/ethnicity. We are less atomised and still value family ties and friendships above political or religious differences, though I'm not sure for how long.
Of course, there are situations when your family are so destructive that the best thing is to cut off all the contacts, for your own well-being and that of your children. May be, some are busy with criminal activities. May be, they are trying to corrupt the innocence of your children. You can have a misfortune to have a narcissist in your family circle who creates endless drama. They can attack and mock your religion, etc etc. Sometimes breaking off with them is the only way. But to disown your son or daughter/brother or sister because of who they voted for (you know what I mean!) is well beyond retarded.
I should add that women are sometimes bigger offenders than men. They (we) seem to take any disagreement as a personal attack and will hold grudges for years. If the MSM propaganda triggers you to such a degree that you are ready to severe family ties over minor disagreements, may be you should take up cross-stitching instead. Flying off the handle over these things doesn't make women empowered but rather proves that Victorians were right when they suggested that women can't handle political debates.
In the end, many of these controversies are artificially created/exaggerated to provoke extreme emotional reactions in persons of unstable character. It's like having the 5 minutes of hate. Another day, another outrage. Life is too short and your family are too precious to be wasted on such things.