The trillion plus dollars that we spend annually, need to be redirected into our community. We need to have more focus on neighborhood watches. More community-based security. More businesses in our communities so that are kids can be employed so that we are not financially insecure. We should save our money and invest it so that we are not at anyone's mercy.
We are not in a post-truth era. Culture trumps truth. When you are apart of a group and you feel defensive about your group, you will defend your group and you won't believe something that is being said about them.