they need to wake up to their own power
A very large part of that is understanding the breadth of information available and getting some judgement as to what is reliable.
The battle, as ever, is for the "Truth".
The first hurdle, I might suggest, is the development of healthy scpeticism as the default mode. There is enormous social pressure for conformity ... which is why prestige is exploited ... basicially, they are telling you to believe something by virtue of source, not content. And the greatest prestige peddler of all is government ... that is the trick used to make you believe what it tells you.
The default mode, in dealing with government, therefore, needs to shift from believing everything is true unless it is shown to be a lie, to everything is untrue unless you know it to be otherwise.