A democracy collapses because the general I.Q. level is no longer sufficient to maintain its viability. Unfortunately, what comes next (already well underway in Australia) is even worse.
That is because the low I.Q. populace have elected to political office similarly low I.Q. people, but who are also of ill-intent. Such people always hanker for public office, but at times of a higher general I.Q., they are weeded out by a wise electorate.
No more; witness Scott Morrison, Dan Andrews and the execrable Michael Gunner.
There is no way back from here.
Freedom and human rights have had their day in Australia. I personally know two people who have already permanently left, and one more who leaves in two weeks.
For those that can, it is time to get out.