Historically, this kind of momentum towards increasingly concentrated power, nationalism, and unaccountability has been irreversible. Unfortunatly, there is little we can do but hope for a regime change before history continues its perfect record.
You are right, especially to such a county like mine that has a long history of concentrated power. Our people, compare to 100 years ago, have gained more right and liberty in economic and politic aspects. But there is still a long way for us to live like American and realize the rule of law.