That kind of social weapon will survive as long as there's a generation that still abides by it. Hence the need to outlive that generation to make any real progress.
But with the internet available to the younger generation, its much harder to oppress a population with ignorance. Nowhere to hide anymore. So the final chapter of this 'tactic of information suppression' is happening now. So its more of a game at this point rather than a spiral eye'd cult. Tic Toc. Just hope I live long enough to see the next generation make some steps. Hope they have the balls to do something.