Our assumption of how obvious, though unachieved, these goals is a major error. Two centuries of scientific and technological advancement gave great wealth and power but failed to adequately educate a significant minority. The same minority is heavily tied to old religions that justified racist and aristocratic rule. Surprise, those people want rulers who will continue plundering others for their benefit. Gain requires that others are denied.
And so here we are with that minority fomented and driven to self destruction for the benefit of their god king. Two centuries of learning was superficial with no real meaning for that minority.
This is going to get ugly and those of us who respect diversity, human rights, and free communication need to exert control to prevent mass death and suffering. Yet, 175,000 needless deaths is not acceptable to us but fine with that minority as long as they keep control. You cannot be considerate when battling a death cult.
We are now facing our responsibilities for those deaths and millions more if we do not act. I’m also afraid we don’t have what it takes.