We saw it first in Australia, New Zealand and Austria, the sense that the state had a right, a duty, to go to war against some segment of their peaceful populations due to political differences. What I mean by “at war” is the imprisoning of those populations in place; the demand to take part in cynical medical experiments in order to regain freedom. To some degree this happened on January 6th, too. What is most noticeable, however, is the tendency for Western “democracies” to now act in violent, evil and vengeful ways against those who protest maltreatment. Never is there a consideration of ending the offending policies and it’s that recalcitrance that speaks to something bigger, more foundational than a mere disagreement between governments and their citizens.
What amazes me is that so few Americans are only now noticing the mask slipping. Any sentient adult has seen the signs for decades. [The destruction of the Founders' republic began before the Construction was ratified. And the first shots were fired during the Whiskey Rebellion.]
Absolutely. Even Washington recognized that what he did was not faithful to the spirit of the constitution.