There has never been a massive war against weakness and ignorance. Such effort that is defined as having that goal is instead always designed to eliminate inconvenient people using labels that indicate inferiority. Most of the population is targeted in this way.
There are powerful weapons to encourage ignorance, doubt, and fear but the most powerful ones are geared to eliminate the people who are thereby labeled ignorant, doubtful, and fearful.
As a result, knowledge is rare and the arrogance that accompanies aggression about the claims of TRUTH and knowledgeable people are abundant. We of course can't know what ideas are truly best as long as the regulations allow for discrimination based on convenience and might-is-right attitudes.
Many of the ideas that shape our common experience are commercially expressed but there is never going to be a true mass media. The limitations on the exchange of information and ideas will always be narrow. The limitation serves a more important purpose to those who provide the service than the profits gained by serving as many customers as possible. In order to preserve the industry, the preferred consumers are encouraged to believe that they are deserving and then go on to degrade and dis-empower the excluded population. (This excluded group is of course never represented and practically never heard from on the internet).
Greed blinds the industry leaders to the self-destruction involved with the illusions of control. When those who can pass their exclusionary standards accept the royal label of superiority, they are equally unable to comprehend the consequences.
There are too many harmful agendas that victimize people who become excluded, abused, or otherwise disenfranchised for anyone to claim to have earned an honorable place in society. Someone else's rights are always exploited to provide for honorable labels and those who control the spin of the story that the cooperate media relay will never willingly expose this information.
It really wouldn't matter if some people were stronger, smarter, wiser, etc. to those who think in controlling and exclusionary ways. The thinking within the realm of blind ambition will always be prone to searching for the ways that the standards can become even more exclusive and more clever ways to disguise their aggression and exploitation as justified and earned.
These leaders aren't nearly as powerful as we are led to believe. In fact, none of the goals that will ultimately lead to our destruction can be achieved without the approval of most of the people who are worst affected.
The human race has not been overwhelmed by some Stockholm syndrome epidemic nor are we just cattle or sheep who have lost the ability to reason independently. Our future depends on how well we stop focusing on the ability that the chosen few who are openly discriminated against have to rise above the oppression and meet the standards that "the rest" are able to and begin challenging the exclusive agenda behind those standards.
Our most valuable resource is very available. It is the belief we have in each other. When people can believe in themselves and each other the ordinary ideas, beliefs, and views we have and the empowerment which accompanies that will lead to extraordinary ideas for resources never before imagined. These ideas won't need any official label or validation. Their validity will be apparent in the ways they are effective and successful.