Generational dysfunction begets generational dysfunction, until the cycle is broken. This is not relatively true it is empirically true across cultures.
Politics and economics are downstream from culture. They are lagging indicators.
To affect culture, people use stories. Some of those stories are true and some are untrue. Stories and narratives tell us what to believe and why. Finally, stories generate culture at the leading edge of culture.
We must tell true stories to combat lies.
Stories we tell will determine the future of our culture and whether or not the cycle of generational dysfunction continues.