This is an important perspective but it is important to consider that fascism was not defeated by non-violence, but by a conflict in the mode of war. The right has strangely inherited the left’s memes and the result is a conservative and fascist parody of the left. The rise of rightist violence and incidents of insurrection show that the right has taken a leftist perspective into the libertarian distortion of freedom and the perversion of concepts that it created.
The reality of insurrection lies at the core of the American legacy, and the resolution/ dissolution of the right in a insurrection as of old against (American, not British) empire in a new international, etc, The future of democracy needs ‘real democracy’ and that evokes the echo of socialism into a new and cogent definition.
The future of democracy in the United States will not be determined by the malignant decisions made by a reactionary group of Supreme Court Justices. Nor will it be decided by the existence of voter suppression laws, the ubiquity of the big lie, massive structural inequality, or the rise of white nationalism to the centers of power, and a politics dominated by white supremacist ideology. Nor will it be decided by the rhetorical accelerant endlessly produced by former President Trump with his frequent allusions to violence and armed revolt. It will be decided by the increasing collapse of conscience, the undermining of truth, and a mass consciousness that supports violence as a central weapon for social change.