Can't argue with that but I was ruined by my grandfather long ago when he repeatedly told me " Son you may get whipped a thousand times in this life but you are not beat until you quit!!"
In our current system the majority wins. The majority is stupid, and willing to trade liberty for freebies. It's a celebrity driven culture that has taken that celebrity worship to the political arena. Competence is a non factor.
We are beaten. There are options of course.
1 - Try to find another country to live. Good luck.
2 - Revolution. Without widespread support that's dangerous, and unlikely to have a positive result.
3 - Accept what's coming and try to live as best you can.