This shitshow needs a thesis statement, and so here’s one that’s as good as any:
The goal of society must be to improve the quality of life for all mankind, and to propel us into the future.
That means doing more than punishing the guilty — it means working to understand them so that we can prevent others from becoming guilty at all. Because the alternative is a loss of humanity.
That means more than sandbagging impending catastrophe — it means charging headlong into the fray and giving it everything we’ve got. Because the alternative is a loss of human civilization.
That means more than being right. That means taking righteous action.