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The point about Western democracy raises my hackles. Democracy in the US seems to include the right to carry guns. Democracy in France seems to include oppressing religious expression in some ways. I don’t even think it means one thing nor that it necessarily protects against violence or guarantees social justice. I am terribly naive politically but I really don’t think that’s at all what’s at stake here. Though I can understand if that’s how some (or many) individuals feel