I would give up too.
If I were doing this and for every 1 White Nationalist who was deradicalized and converted to woke progressivism another 10,000 normies in small towns and rural areas was alienated and radicalized by Wokeism, I would do the math and see that I was losing the argument.
“I’ve been at war for 30 years,” Christian Picciolini says, intensity widening his eyes, “I’m ready to go home.”
His homeward journey involves leaving the work that has consumed his life for the past two decades: disengaging white extremists from neo-Nazi organizations or similar groups. Physically and emotionally exhausted, wrestling with PTSD and panic attacks, and dealing with death threats on a regular basis, Picciolini says he has no choice but to stop working one-on-one with white extremists attempting to reform their lives.
“If I don’t stop doing this, I could burn out and be no good to anybody, or I could die,” Picciolini said, explaining that it’s not just his own psyche he is trying to save, but also multiracial democracy in the United States. “There is a greater danger on the horizon, and I’m going to focus on that full time,” he said. …”
It is just a grift though.
It is not like the success rate matters.
The last five years for the Left has been the story of pyrrhic tactical victories like censorship of the internet or Charlottesville or street battles with the Proud Boys or the George Floyd riots or electing Joe Biden and overall strategic defeat because in the background of all of this they have been losing the argument. A few individuals have deradicalized here and there while the wider culture has continued to radicalize.