It depends on what we're comparing it to though. I just look through classical art and architectural history to rekindle my respect for what humans are capable of.
The banks, large media companies and governments are under misanthropic control. Mental poisoners such as Dr Grande are contributing to this. The culture has now become so subverted and divided that there are now almost different parallel cultures that are existentially opposed to each other
I totally get that, we are capable of so much…but Covid has shown us how easily all types of people (no one type can be singled out imo) can be corrupted and start thinking what I see as dangerous thoughts. Some with the opposite opinion see me as thinking the same dangerous thoughts.
On to your second paragraph. I couldn’t agree more, in fact, I think many of our trusted institutions are so heavily corrupted/subverted that if the truth were ever to be ‘acknowledged’, most people would be so distraught and angry that who knows what they’d do.
Maybe that’s why we keep denying the patently obvious?