I used to read a book series back in the day that paired a couple of odd and very opinionated characters, whose back-and-forth would reveal nuggets of true wisdom. One character would call speeches like this a "pretty song", indicating that it was comforting to the ear, a feel-good balloon of no real substance. That's kinda how i feel about it. I like what I hear, but I don't see much change coming.
What I have noticed is that the caucasian Anglo societies in the world are aggressively auto-centric (US, Canada, UK, Australia, etc.; continental Europe is less so, IME). There seems to be a sense of entitlement embodied there, a sort of "we're the best in the world, we deserve the best and most decadent!" THAT has an intertia that would be hard to overcome.
I'm hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst.