Re: pipe dream
"Until we can organise good science and critical thinking education for everyone maybe politicians could hold off on the shady behaviour."
But even if everyone was sufficiently educated, you still need to dampen the exxagerations of panic mongers and lockdown-terrorists. That is at least two types of "shady behaviour" accounted for and the phrase "noone in their right mind" has a meaning. People in fear are not in any kind of "right mind".
As a member of "Die Partei", so eloquently stated when confronted with the fact that "Die Partei" is derived from a satirical and comical project by one politician of one of the established parties:" Dont you think its a clear sign of your parties failure that a party like ours actually gets enough votes to send someone to EU parliament ?"
(Translation might not be 100% correct but i believe you get what i mean)