What was the most striking insight you learned from these 2 webinars? Do you fear that authoritarianism will worsen here in the United States? How can pro-democratic social movements fight against this tendency during the pandemic?
The most striking insight from these two webinars is the tendency by many world leaders to take advantage of the pandemic to introduce authoritarian leadership. Authoritarianism is likely to worsen in the United States if voters will continue electing leaders who are not constitutionalists. pro-democratic social movements need to come in and educates people on their constitutional rights through social media platforms. They should also defend the constitution through legal processes. For instance, the movements can seek legal guidance when they feel the lockdowns are causing more harm to the people.