"They close their ears to our facts and arguments, because they don't want to know the truth and they certainly don't want to know us; because they don't want to lose the scapegoat they use to cast their own sins upon."
You remind me of the short story by the late (and very much missed) Ursula K. Le Guin, referenced in my post title. Societies seem to love their scapegoats, seem to think that without someone to keep in misery that they could not be happy.
If only more would see, and understand, and walk away...
• ( http link ) The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas (PDF)