Why you should be optimistic
I recall about 10 years ago, just as the general public was catching onto the world wide web (I was on when it was still possible to view every website that existed), that there was a lot of hand wringing over porn, of course, but also over cultish propaganda, such as Neo-Nazism.
I recall remarking at the time that it’s the best sort of thing that can happen. The way to render things like Neo-Nazism and other stupidities obsolete and irrelevant is to shine a light on them. In the moist darkness of cloistered "authority," they can grow like mold and attract all sorts of idiot followers. Illuminate them, and they become clearly ridiculous to everyone that matters. They’re no longer interesting to the curious clueless, because they’re no longer mysterious.
John Sabotta posts a great example of this phenomena.
I will just humbly suggest to those with a pessimistic outlook, that perhaps the pessimism is brought on, in part, by all the idiocy we now have easy access to that we never had before, and that the real reason for optimism is that ultimately, Bullshit cannot stand.