I’ll take comfort in the possibility that whoever his successor is, isn’t necessarily guaranteed to be better at carrying out the same agenda.
Crusader Kings 3 taught me that. Spend all that time and effort developing my dynasty head from a local baron up to a badass king with lots of vassals. Dies at the ripe old age of 63 (hunting accident) only for his heir to be a batshit mong that no one in the kingdom likes.
I believe the "Three generation" concept is about to bitch slap a lot of these powerful families; Sure, they've had power for centuries well beyond three generations, but now that they're openly promoting faggotry and pushing to make their habitual, ritualistic activities "normal" in society...
They've wound up with gay, faggoty, weak, balless cucked males as the future heads of their family. No amount of pampering and separation has kept the the "next generation" form some amount of their own propaganda, and the rampant weak willed lack of impulse control catching up to their families will ensure it's not long before they start throwing out the work of their forefathers for their own petty pleasures.
Everything they've spend centuries building up to will be blown away in petty nights, and pointless internal squabbles by weak men from within their own families; like all empires that die, so too is theirs being killed off from within.
This is a very interesting take.
The very thing that is making people easier for them to control is actually going to make them unable to control people anymore.
The weak young generation is going to wreck their power too.
Well, my experience with CK3 is as I maintain stronger control and a more centralized government to the point I can throw anyone in jail and rip away your titles at an order, the more angry my vassals get until I'm in a miserable Civil War with 20,000 fewer troops than the rebels.
Are we anywhere near that kind of a local rebellion IRL?
Could be. My little Irish kingdom mostly just tries to endure the line of succession as we watch the Brits and the Norse light each other on fire.
One of my first playthroughs where I got some traction, I managed to form the Kingdom of Ireland. My Queen then got stressed out. One of the possible methods to reduce stress was to... convert to Judaism? I tried it, being Jewish myself. She was instantly targeted by about 4 holy wars from England and by the end she died and her son was a count in some forgotten county.... which was taken away from him a couple months later.