Which is why throughout western civilization, we had some form of heirarchal system, be it monarchy, the papacy, or the noblesse oblige classes. Look, people are not *supposed* to waste their time becoming experts on everything. It doesn't take 300 million people studying an illness. That task should be given to dozens of medical priests / doctors and the rest of society shouldn't have to worry their beautiful minds about vaccines and flu statistics and Bill Gates.Let's face it, human beings are sheeps to be culled. They are incapable to think for themselves, they needed to be told. Or to do as others do, to follow social consensus.
And in the last remaining countries like Tanzania where you had some sort of remnant of authority and class system, that's exactly what happened. The leadership examined the problem, determined it was Just The Flu Bro, and the people just did what their leaders and medical experts said without watching hours of youtube videos or studying banned internet forums.
That is a sane system. Most people in society are not capable of becoming Jacks of All Trades and we can't all watch hours of Alex Jones documentaries and vet every single thing coming in to our homes before we determine if it's good or bad. That's the whole point of what a society, or class system, or what we today call a government, is.
Sure, this country was founded by a collection of Renaissance Men, who were experts at many fields, ranging from philosophy to architecture to religion to literature to history. But even at that time, they were very rare, and most people were not Renaissance Men.
It's not a criticism of people to say that they require someone to make many decisions for them. It's simply the way things are, and if it were done properly it would allow everyone to live much more rewarding and happy lives. Just as it's not a criticism of women to say they do not have license.
But that system died with the monarchy, and despite a few attempts at resurrection like the NSDAP in Germany and Col. Gaddafi in Libya, and probably (though I have not studied him) Kim Jong Un of Korea, it is being taken off the table as an option.