There was NO “magical thinking” in the article.
After they hit rock bottom, they will come for this author’s nice little life and strip him of all he has to be “fair”. Addicts don’t change till they want to, and most will not want to till they die.
Save your own, and help those who want to be saved. But do not think that this country will get better. It will not. We will resemble the worse part of Mexico sooner than you think.