Today, it’s easy for socialists to point to the Interstate Highway System and exclaim, "Look at what we socialists did to facilitate transportation." They're careful to always ignore the unseen downside.
The expert class embraced the failed "zero covid" plan early, claiming that covid would be eradicated if only we "lock down harder." This later morphed into "covid will be eradicated with more vaccines."
Genuine change will likely come only through muddling through at the state and local level. That kind of work will be instrumental in the creation of decentralized alternatives to our present political order.