Just sharing my thoughts on this (sorry for the length):
OP, you're dismissing the regular people far too easily ! Hearts and minds, man ! I remember how someone wondered about, when Covid started, how eager the regular people were to see it all fall apart, that this felt disturbing because he always thought of the normies as NPCs. Most people don't watch TV anymore either, proof that they're potentially centered against all this extreme nonsense. Yes, they won't start an open resistance because they benefit from the system, have their job etc. and won't throw all of that away for even greater insecurity of a guerrilla war. If you want people on your side you need to actually offer something: knowledge, training, resources, not just tell them: Well, you're on your own ! Good luck ! Even the goddamn terrorist organizations are organized to a degree (yes, they're sockpuppets, but still). Also they should serve as an example how to not do it: bluntly. If something is too complicated: think of a dumbed down example that represents the issue, try to find a solution. It's simple: Assholes decided to fuck shit up. Others let them because they benefit. This fucks up all the people who are affected by the decisions that the others make. The political circus is where it's at. Without their support the parasites couldn't achieve anything. It's not just a matter of the people there but a matter of character: If you're a nation traitor that sells out for personal benefit or not - and they don't test for character in the political circus (other then getting yes men and, when it comes to the political enemy, no men). Democracies around the world turn into globohomo MSM farms that sell out all cultural values and cut the freedoms of the people. The system itself is the flaw. Giving up power by saying someone is in charge for x amount of people, once voted for, instead of being able to vote for all laws, regulations, ideas yourself, instead of having a sockpuppet, surrounded by lobby groups, gather all the benefits while backstabbing your interests and sweet talking out of their ass how beautiful and well everything is going while everyone know the government is incompetent and tyrannic (if it feels like it or doesn't care). The entire problem with all of this is the lack of a Plan B - what do we do if this system fails. Because there is none, no stable point to fall back to, we're struggling, we don't know what's coming, some become preppers etc. - This is civilization ? The 1000s of years old civilization ? This is a joke ! So Plan B is for the taking. A stable Plan B society that offers what the globohomo Democracy lacks. Also something to note.