Shoot the messenger

“World divided over Naomi Osaka’s decision to withdraw from French Open.”

First of all, who the fuck is Naomi Osaka?!

Second, I bet the world wouldn’t be as divided if we addressed the issue she raised rather than questioning her right to raise it.

When the dust will have settled, we may finally have an opportunity to discuss the real issue, but the crowds will be shooting at the next messenger by then, again failing to hear what they have to say.

You may be interested in preserving the status quo. If that’s the case, you’re doing it right. Keep aiming at the messenger.