“It is the public apathy that is the most terrifying thing of all.”
..... absolutely true words. Step number one is to re-capture the mass media. By and large, the public only gets excited about what they are told to get excited about.
Yes. But how?
The mass media is controlled and dominated by people who have something like a mass psychosis. Reality is beyond their comprehension and is repugnant to them. They are under the illusion that they are doing something benevolent, whereas it's the opposite.
They assume (if they think this deeply at all) that they are leading the public, whereas they are misleading the public.
The best thing they could do is inform the public truthfully and let the people themselves decided what to do about it, but truth for its own sake is foreign to their thinking.
Truth has become incomprehensive and repugnant to them.
Fortunately we have alternative sources of information--the internet, Rush, Fox News, etc.--but I don't see how we can wrest the mass media away from these dangerous people or to enlighten them about how wrong and dangerous they are and how dangerously they are misleading the public.
And all of this assumes basic benevolence. There are some in the mass media who intend to mislead the public for selfish and/or malevolent purposes.