I completely agree with your analysis of the primary problems. Our educational system, once great, has been allowed to steadily decline over the last forty years. As the presence of all information at our fingertips has changed the need for education from memorization to critical determination the failure to change education has left us with people who are passive receptors of whatever shows up on their feeds.
There is no way that I can adequately apologize for the disaster left by the majority of my generation in America. These were the people who proudly took the easy road convinced that that they were privileged and had done enough to combat institutional racism by saying that everyone who thinks just like them are equal. Somehow freedom became a mockery of itself as it was a product of birth and not active responsibility.
We are beginning to see what could have been with our young women congress people slapping the political slum lords in the face and scaring them to death. But there are too few of them and too late to halt the collapse.
I’m afraid one or more of those brave people are going to pay with their lives and everyone will be upset but no one will do anything. What can you do?