It’s Time to be Clear 1

Yesterday’s disturbing events at the United States capitol should give pause to democracies all over the word. Any nation that tolerates its mainstream politicians invoking and deploying extremist sentiments in their political agendas are, in my opinion, courting a similar eventuality. Communal and sectarian sentiments are present in society but they are generally innocuous unless they are exploited and exacerbated by politicians. When extremism is amplified to such an extent that it purports to usurp democracy, fascism must surely lie around the corner.