That's what I meant by asking whether it mattered. We paid so much for the opportunity to understand what it all means, and a lot of people missed it. It really compounded the sadness for me.
A lot of other people, though, never made that awful jump. The Daily Show, among other things, helped me maintain a sense of sanity by highlighting how nuts it was.
I still don't feel I can say what society will ultimately take away from it, how future generations will change, but I hope for some progress.