This has absolutely ripped open major, underlying problems with American society and our system of government. Whether or not anything changes remains to be seen. I will say that the conversation does seem starkly different but that has to translate into action.
Let's say some guy walks out his front door, gets in his car equipped with air bags, crumple zones, seat belts, and other modern safety features, and drives off. He gets fuging creamed in an intersection by somebody running a red light. He survives but is badly shaken up.
What he takes from the incident is that all the safety features of his car are a waste of time because he didn't even die or suffer massive injuries. Not only that, he's no longer wearing his seat belt and is going to pull the fuse for his air bags because he's decided he doesn't believe in the concept of accidents and won't be in another one in his entire life.
If you're on of those "the lockdowns were pointless because 'only' 100,000 people died" guys, this story is about you.
This is not the place to get me started on the confederate flag. But there is probably a correlation between those who believe the flag represents the military and the confederate flag is a representation of southern pride.