The claim that there is no difference is pointless gaslighting. The difference may be largely aspirational, but that is a difference.

My main bitch is that there is nothing but admitting failure with those who say there is no difference. I'm not willing to admit that, even though the ship may be sinking.

You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete.
R. Buckminster Fuller