I believe we are mostly sane people, and while half of human beings are below average in wisdom or intelligence, we are on the whole not utterly stupid or foolish.
The people who need to grab headlines in order to have a job perpetuate stupidity. People have to make a living, and I should be more sympathetic, but I'm not. Yet - I am at least a little sympathetic. Guy's gotta eat. Still, they risk being shot down and banished to the outer darkness, and they knew the job was dangerous when they took it.
It seems we can't have a sane discussion anymore, but I would like to pretend, at least for a moment. I think there are some starting points.
A) CoVid19 is a bad thing and kills people
B) There are other medical risks in the world
C) Economic and social consequences can sometimes be a bad thing as well.
A) There is racism in America
B) Racism is a bad thing
C) There are other bad things in the world, too.
D) There is less racism than there was 30/50/100 years ago.
If you can't sign on to these things, I don't know how we are going to have a conversation