I applaud your article, and I applaud your conclusion. I’ve been coming around to much the same conclusion myself.

One thing really bothers me, at the moment, above all else. Regardless of political party or motivation, the reality is an authoritarian (or a wannabe authoritarian) is President of the most fearsome military apparatus the world has ever seen. I’ve been reading a lot of accounts from people who have lived under authoritarian regimes (Russia, Venezuela, central Asian states, etc) and they give us a glimpse at what may lie ahead of us in America. What is most critically important, in my view, is to resist the normalization of authoritarianism at every opportunity. At least, that’s my personal conclusion and commitment.