The methodologies of colonization may have hit the geographic wall, but note that the fossil fuels represent another form of ‘manifest destiny’ and the methods, violence and greed remain unchanged from over five centuries ago.
Also keep in mind - as “me too” reminds, many grandmothers of boomers were born before women successfully fought to be recognized by society and the law to be more than mere chattel; civil rights remain a piece-meal mosaic and frequently a puzzle. A “right” by its very recognition means something denied by force.
Note very clearly, wealthy white men positioned themselves for one ‘right’ and one right only: that collectively, when economic exploitation is at hand, they and those who support their incorporation be recognized collectively as a [sic (and sick)] human being with individual rights. Once fully recognized, it is NEVER referred to a ‘right’.
Why? Because kleptocrats who design impoverishment rationalized as hegemony for “economic” purposes, deny education, healthy food and a functional medical system so as to gain lucre, although ineducable in many empathetic ways, are crystallized in narcissistic terms; hence very brittle and increasingly fragile as the distortions increasingly slide into collapse. Their last redoubt is to double down on ‘derivative’ methods: fractionalization no longer just racial, national, but, as Trump so splendidly exhibits, psychological alienation - a time proven social bludgeon.
Work with your community and integrating with other communities. Resist the invisible bludgeons - reveal them and those who wield them. “Economy” today is nearly the opposite of its original etymology in OIKOS