The real point is just barely the sour grapes from being denied this at the time and more to do with this could have all been capitalized on decades ago and culture would have moved forward faster as a result.
Conservatism has everything to prove and nothing to boast of during my lifetime.
Failure upon failure upon failure.
Holding society back and the populace for ransom as a political movement should be a dead end by now, no different from advocating communism.
Similarly preaching progress whilst serving the wealthiest and the wealthiest alone should not be.
Plenty of room in between those extremes for the political class to live up to the excuse for their existence in the first place, do what society uncoordinated can not reasonably be expected to achieve nor maintain.