In the end none of this is complicated. Just look at the statistics for autism, sperm count, autoimmune diseases, cancer, depression, etc. etc. ALL of them have been steadily increasing over the past half century. We are systematically being poisoned throughout our lives, starting with the toxic cocktail called 'baby formula' and ending with hospital food just before they drop us into the ground.
People need to wake up and finally realize what has been taken from them. Which is pretty much everything: average health, a clean environment (rivers, lakes, ocean, soil, freshwater, etc.), average happiness (the majority of people are on anti depressants), cultural integrity, election integrity and the validity of your vote as a citizen, public safety, an economic future, a stable currency, a functioning public infrastructure... should I continue?
Sometimes I feel like I am surrounded by NPCs who know the price of everything but the value of nothing....
Unfortunately, everything you just said is true.