There are a whole lot of people out there who are deeply invested, emotionally, in their governments. That's the biggest barrier to waking people up. These people get a dopamine hit from the rapturous experience of partaking in a mythical liberal democracy that doesn't exist. The general public's chief assumption is that their countries and their institutions are led by rational people who have their best interests in mind. Their faith in this idea borders on religious. It does not stand up to rational scrutiny, at all. I grew up with 9/11, Colin Powell's ridiculous anthrax vial, the War on Terror and the CIA torture reports from Gitmo, the Arab Spring, the Jeffrey Epstein revelations, and about a thousand other political scandals. I have very little faith in government to begin with. I see an anti-government stance as intrinsically noble.