While there's a lot of factors that influence society in a bad fashion present in the media and pop culture, just the fact that the people in power fooled everyone else into thinking that conspiracies rarely happen really made most people commit intellectual suicide. It's downright impossible to understanding the situation we are in, how Catholics groups started infiltrating and corrupting the intelligence agencies everywhere when you reject the idea of a factual conspiracy so badly. Since they see all theories as nonsense, they don't take the corruption in their own government seriously. This combined with the promotion of atheism and the violent competition of capitalism made most people value money over everything else.
I don't think most people are even capable of defending a decent society anymore. Despite the fact that we are only 3 or maybe 4 generations away from the end and people having enough resources like to fight back, they are so intellectually destroyed that all they can think about is making more money.
It's up to us to defend the information related to how things went bad and how we can build society again in order to get our nations back.