Excellent summary of our current dilemma. Rather than people being unconscious of these threats, I think that many understand them at a gut level, and so turn to populists who tell them it isn't true. That above all is the reflection that will destroy us once and for all.
Bishop in charge, Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, 2001–2019. French-American. Musician, composer, author, happily married. www.pierrewhalon.info