To drive meaningful change, it is essential that leaders have broad awareness and be willing to admit that the status quo does not work. If a leader cannot bring him/herself to admit to being aware of the the very obvious visible to all around us, should they really be leading anything?
While business is already grappling with the need to deliver greater accountability towards the societal context they operate in, politics in liberal democracies is due an overhaul.
The intent does not matter, the impact does. Between intent and impact lies accountability.
If their impact is to be real then art and culture need to get out of buildings, and give up their reliance on containment of experience through curation and of access through control.
Protest is a strategic lever which leaders ignore at their peril. And it is here to stay.