Idealists aren’t wrong.
We are just guilty of the sin of shortcuts.
The only way is the long way round.
We keep trying to take shortcuts, to make things simpler, easier, to force the end of the story long before it is due.
So maybe its going to be far longer and more painful than first expected. OK. But that doesn’t mean it’s over.
The long way round might be a very, very long way. But there is a way.