In the interests of clarity and for anyone who gives a monkey's, here's where I'm at. Like so many people, I'm worried about the effects on our civilisation of what appears to be an increasing emergence of forces and instincts across Europe and the West with anti-democratic, deeply authoritarian and worryingly demagogic elements. Whether they come from the left or the right of the political spectrum. Whether they were part of voting for or against Brexit. For or against Trump. Or any other of the votes or referendums that are going on.