Wise words. The Thais are not in question over liking foreigners, most in my opinion welcome us and our dosh with open arms. The economy is on it's backside because of the lack of foreigners. It is the likes of immigration who are the racist gits. Immigration is doing all it can (in Pattaya anyway) to claw back as much cash as they can. Medical visas are going for 19k and will get you a three month stay all complete with a passport and the reddies. Shameless corruption.
The country itself gave amnesty extensions twice in order to help us and themselves and if they had their way I'm certain they'd increase it again. It's the others that are spoiling it. Hard as it maybe for many of us I do believe the majority of the country are all for getting tourists back in as soon as possible.
As for us letting tourists back in I think it is the mass hysteria that the media is drawing up that is scaring the natives. Let's face it if there is one country easily taken in by fake news it's Thaiand.