LANSING, MICHIGAN – NOVEMBER 08: Pro-Trump (R) and anti-Trump demonstrators argue at the Michigan state capitol on November 08, 2020 in Lansing, Michigan. Militia members had pledged to attend the “Stop the Steal” demonstration by Trump supporters, claiming the presidential election had been stolen. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Once a country loses its sense of national identity, a national unraveling is often not far behind.