This is their greatest weapon against normal people. The media is used to keep people distracted with meaningless things while people who want to make the difference are ridiculed. When it comes to politics, people get too caught up in the right and left divide like to have healthy amounts of skepticism towards policians, even on the Internet degenerate behaviour is normalized and people get scared of speaking their mind. The US has been in constant fighting for the last decades in order to serve the interests of corrupt oligarchs, but the combination of the corruption going on in the military industrial complex and the things I already mentioned make a change very unlikely to happen.
When we manage to change things for the better, we will have to do something about getting people informed about these problems in order for it not to happen again. If we love our fellow men, we
have the duty of sharing our knowledge in order to protect our own and their intellectual integrity.