"This is a computer system designed to prevent the nose of the Boeing 737-Max from pulling too far up and putting the plane into a stall when under manual control. It has nothing to do with the airplane's autopilot."
Nope nope nope nope nope
When machinery is under manual control, it should be under manual control. There is absolutely no reason at all for this system to automatically control the aircraft. For decades aircraft have had the capability to alert the pilot audibly and visually and to even announce recommended action to a potential stall condition as well as a plethora of other potential pilot errors. That's where it should end. The pilot should always then get to decide whether to follow that advice or not.
How the hell did people sit in a room and decide that it was fine to let the computer have the final say?
I can handle the risk of a pilot making a mistake, I know that other than in the rarest of cases they will tey very hard to correct that error to save their own skin.