I feel you.
I feel you. Unfortunately, many toxic people never stop being toxic. That's on them. What you have to do is protect yourself and your family. Emotional abuse is still abuse. Spiritual abuse is still abuse. I cut off my parents years ago. I'm not sorry. Best thing I ever did for myself.
Progressives have been screaming about the rise of authoritarianism for more than 6 years.
Progressives have been screaming about the rise of authoritarianism for more than 6 years. Mainstream Democrats have actively worked to stifle progressives (see also: Bernie). So I assume that Democrats haven't done anything about authoritarianism because THEY DON'T WANT TO. Fascism IS corporatism, without the veneer of respectability. And Democrats are nothing if not corporatists.