It’s Time to be Clear 1

Yesterday’s (January 6, 2021) disturbing events at the United States capitol should give pause to democracies the West. Any nation whose mainstream politicians invoke extremist sentiments in the course of effecting their agendas are, in my opinion, courting a clamitous eventuality. While communal and sectarian sentiments are present in all societes, they are generally innocuous, until they are exploited and exacerbated by politicians. When extremism is amplified to such an extent that it threatens to usurp democracy, fascism must surely lie around the corner.