This was an interesting read, and a fresh take on my beloved Firefly. Thanks for sharing!
While the truth of what you say is accurate, I believe the failures of the show stem more from mundane reasons: Fox didn’t know how to market the show, and it was aired out of order. It never really got a foothold, and only found a second life on disc.
That said, like how you tied the themes of the show it our own turbulent times. Kudos!