Future generations should heed the lessons from today’s anti-vaxxers.
Asian civilizations learned (the hard way, with fire) more than a thousand years ago that liberty doesn’t include the right to kill. Anti-maskers are pro-machine gun. Life is cheap and meaningless to them because they think they are going to heaven.
Social programs are safety nets for civilizations. The less capable are exploited by the rich in order to increase their power while decreasing the tax obligation. The billionaire-owned advertising-for-profit press pines for poor Whites who “lost their jobs to China” and have Economic Anxiety so bad they have to kill Black folk.
California was a better place before the Spaniards invaded en mass shortly after the beginning the 19th century. Indigenous peoples will return as stewards of a better ecosystem centuries after our dead-end empire finally falls.
The next Americans, like the Ohlone before us, will know little about science and everything about happiness, justice, and preservation. They will have no desire to visit other planets. They won’t need to defend themselves from their White settler ancestors who were transformed when they accepted the fact that earth is life’s only option.