Unfortunately, nobody in any position of power will ever be allowed to question the actual state of human culture.
We have been sucking the life out of the planet and rich and powerful people have been accumulating riches and power.
Taking away the riches after they've accumulated them doesn't stop the pillaging of the world and the people closest to that world: it just lets us pretend that everything humans do is OK as long as they can get other humans to go along with it.
The 'civilized' world we've created is at war with reality and Nature. Until we get public figures to recognize that we can't keep running a deficit to the Earth, it won't matter if we run a deficit to the banks and to our future selves and our grandchildren.