Thing is, round about 1215 and slowly onwards, a lot of this got sorted out. Bullying kings and barons were pushed back into their boxes.
The peak of the civil rights movement may well have been just prior to the mass availability of digital data gathering, storage and communication technologies. Maybe around 2003.
What I’m saying is, this is not a lost cause. No-one should relax, ever, and evermore. There will always be some kind of impetus to trammel and control people, from some quarter, but the many can control the few.
Allow the erosion to continue and London becomes Harare. DC becomes Brazzaville.
We’re only 4 days away from anarchy, ever, as the famous and self-proving saying goes. That should maintain a sense of urgency around the business of freedom.