We must also remember what the late, great George Carlin said. "All of what we believe to be the civilized world is just one prolonged power outage away from savagery and barbarism not seen since the dark ages."
11 "Now whatever city or town you enter, inquire who in it is worthy, and stay there till you go out. 12 And when you go into a household, greet it. 13 If the household is worthy, let your peace come upon it. But if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. 14 And whoever will not receive you nor hear your words, when you depart from that house or city, shake off the dust from your feet. 15 Assuredly, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city!
During the Spanish Civil War, you had the Republican camp branding anyone who didn't toe the line a "fascist" or "agent of Franco." When you've convinced yourself that you're the paragon of moral righteousness and anti-Fascist action, then you will divide everyone in the world into either a loyal comrade or a far-right villain.
"Democracy has become a weapon of moneyed interests. It uses the media to create the illusion that there is consent from the governed. The press today is an army with carefully organized weapons, the journalists its officers, the readers its soldiers. The reader neither knows nor is supposed to know the purposes for which he is used and the role he is to play. The notion of democracy is often no different than living under a plutocracy or a government by wealthy elites." - Oswald Spengler