Here is your key sentence:
Democracy is faltering.
It has been faltering for a long time. I recognized this in 1992, when I ended my six years in party politics. Political parties are mostly about a contest for ambitious people to acquire status, influence, and power. The parties are dysfunctional, and their dysfunction spills into governance and society.
“Now, what?” you ask.
Let me be blunt. You can continue to write and post articles about how democracy is faltering. Or you read about a new way for democratic governance. Your choice!