It would be helpful if those on the left would stop suggesting that everyone on the right is a racist. But it would also be good if those on the right would admit that there are racists—and banish them for the good of their cause.
From the perspective of a libertarian outsider looking in, it’s time for conservatives to decide: do you believe in liberty, limited government, equality under the law, the rule of law, the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution? If so, you don’t belong anywhere near the fever swamps. You have enemies to the left, but also enemies to the right. Redraw those red lines. Put those guardrails back up.
Americans are self-organizing into mutual-aid societies to overcome the challenges posed by the pandemic. This is an encouraging development: Civil society organizations have unique local knowledge that enables them to help those in need far better than top-down approaches.