you have no idea if what you write is true. it is total speculation.
a more interesting observation is what makes corbett think he/she knows what the future might have been?
does that sound like someone living in a fantasy world totally constructed from his/her imagination?
in some imaginations other than corbett, there might have been a world that was worse than it is now. however that too would be competely imaginary and living in a fantasy.
so, corbett lives in a fantasy world. i surmise from that fact that his/her comments contain anything of substance purely by chance and completely randomly.