I hardly said that. Simply that they're not powerless either and, therefore, the eventual outcome of crises is not inarguable, inexorable nose dive into the ground and flamming fireball marking the end of civilization.
The posts on these BBs aren't even so much about lack of facts. Rather, they reveal fascinating insights into impact of individual's psychologies on their interpretations of same realities.
Exactly like the men touching different parts of an elephant and drawing vastly different conclusions about a snake, wall, tree, etc.