SA, it’s like global heating; the argument being lost will ensure that it will eventually be won but, unfortunately, the hard way. Eventually enough people will be personally affected that denial and dismissal will be obviously delusional. The difference from climate change is that the scale is national rather than global; China will still be there doing just fine thank you, as an example for a better approach.
Vicious neoliberal capitalism is writing its own death warrant because the weak and vulnerable are both its labour force and its market. The pyramid shall fall from the bottom up.