"You may not be interested in politics, but politics is interested in you."
And I believe that although the discussions we have had at GC have not yet had much direct influence on governmental policy towards pedophiles, that it has had more influence than you might expect on how our government and our society acts towards children and towards future generations.
As for indirect influence - we've had a LOT of indirect influence. Long ago we realized that a direct assault was not a good tactic when faced with million to one odds against us - but our sappers have been busily at work, and our trenches are getting closer to our objectives. I don't want to say too much at this time, but I see many positive signs.
When our objectives have been accomplished and future generations look back on this time, I believe they will be astonished.