Too much of it. But it won't last. They can't afford it much longer. In the fullness of time, we shall live and die again on our own.
It's the last one that matters. In the last two minutes, he is the warrior calling them to account before him. To call such to account is to demand a mastery implicit until minutes later. Only then does the mastery move from the hidden to the explicit.
But to say that is to say that we have wasted a hundred years. That may not be the worst thing we might say.