The Christ will never be recognized by the world, and to the Christ presence, worldly recognition is meaningless. The Spirit’s message comes through the channels that are open, and the messages are simply for those with the ears to hear. There is no purpose for the world other than the healing of God’s Son, and every miracle that is offered is received, whether the “external world” appears to reflect this immediately or not.
Hypothetical thinking is irrelevant, and hypothetical questions have no answer. The script is written and it plays out as it does. Only personal interpretation and investment in worldly outcomes can make aspects of the script appear to be a success story or a tragedy. To the Christ it is all the same. Reality is unaffected by the playing out of what never was. Reality is beyond the script.
Rodriguez was a humble poet and musician whose songs reached the hearts and minds of those hungry for an experience beyond the status quo of the times, which in the 1970’s was apartheid and governmental oppression. Unknown to him, he inspired thousands, if not millions to open up to the idea that there is another way.