Indeed, there’s no hope when nobody but us old folks can trace it back even further than that. A full two centuries is more like it.
I as a youngin’ haven’t posted to oppose this remark, but to confirm it. People like me, young and informed, are of negligible numbers. I’ve tried to educate people my age. They just won’t listen. It’s the pride, usually. I am about to become the leader of a parish youth ministry, where I will have free reign to educate as many youths as show up. Not just about faith, strictly speaking, because civic duty is a biblical responsibility.
We are too late to save the country as we know it, but we are not too late to save many minds. Keep at it, folks. It’s never in vain!