In a word Katie - PROMISES.
Trillions of lifeforms throughout the cosmos thrive, live and die, and many good and evil ones have influenced humanity since the beginning of time here for our energy, efforts and genetics. The answers are not black and white nor red and blue.
The answers lie beyond our known spectrum. I have also taken the violet and magenta pills that Amanda Ellis refers to in her teachings. This is a MULTI-dimensional issue and scarcely related to the two-dimensional cardboard cutouts we have leading most of the 195 nations on Earth at present. They are influential figureheads reflecting the prevailing attitudes of the majority of the citizens.
The 'awake groups' and spiritually minded people you refer to can be just as gullible - witness the ignorant among them accusing those who don't think like them as 'sheeple' or 'unawake'. Awakening comes in increments and those who claim to be - are not. An enlightened person would never make such an egoistic claim. Charismatic performers take centre stage with bells and whistles, and many in their audiences merely parrot and spread their messages without analysis or personal comment. I don't blame them as once again it is all due to the mind-numbing power of "conditioning".
Australia's fascist Dear Leader is a clone of USA's Dear Leader. They are both experts at selling their nefarious messages via bullying, avoidance and work the media like the circus performers they are. They are adept at SPIN and have billions of taxpayer and corporate funds - or just print more - at their disposal to spin to their heart's content. They use any means available including the likes of the Murdoch Media Elite to literally infiltrate and overpower the hearts and minds of we mere mortals by their never-ending looped and subliminal messages. Martial Law anyone?? The thing is - they TOO are marionettes conditioned by more influential and often invisible ones above them.
A good example will be to witness how many will be unable to see the hypocrisy in the photo opportunity of Trump holding up the bible in front of St John's Church. Blatant and insulting in the extreme.
Only the very astute ones among the awakening ones have their measure, and even they have to work consistently to clear themselves daily to escape the onslaughts by the Dear One and others. It is these people who give me hope. Perhaps we will jump timelines into the glorious realities we create in gaps in the honeycomb of consensus reality. Once we grok what's really going on our choice then is decide whether or not to give energy to the honeycomb or choose to slip between the cracks and into the spaces to liberation.
An excellent example of this happening is in Solara's subtle yet brilliant initiative in creating alternative realities in her two groups 'Timeless True Worlds' and 'Vast Land of Humour'. These are the kinds of realities I'm also choosing - filled with beauty, kindness, creativity, gratitude, love and laughter. I invite readers to join us there.