Thank you for this piece, and reminding us all how fragile democracy really is. It’s the worst form of government, save for all the ones that have already been tried, because it is so fragile and needs to be protected each and every day. Us in the west are facing its fragility through the Crhstian, White, and right wing supremacists. I feel your frustration at the backboneless responses to a lot of it, and how those who “claim” to be allies cower away the moment the idea of violenceo comes up. We’re in this together and I hope your country pulls out of this with a stronger democracy than ever.