When democracy fails the community, it is usually because the “silent majority” stays silent when it should speak up. Self-interest groups fill the gap left by the silent majority. You can use your knowledge to shape society, but….
“Having knowledge but lacking the power to express it clearly is no better than never having any ideas at all “- Pericles (Athenian statesman)
You can speak up too, right now, in the right way, to the right people, at the right time. We have helped Aussies do that for the past 35 years, avoiding media or public attention to focus on quietly persuading the decision-makers in parliament.