The least they could do to discourage the puppetmaster theorising is to use different slogans.
I have to say, I think your obsession with "the media" as the main driver of political change is a bit quaint. As if the man on the Clapham omnibus still gets his view of the world mainly from his daily copy of The Times, read over breakfast. When in fact the man who used to ride the Clapham omnibus, but who now works from home or drivers for Uber, does his own research. And that sort of media - in which THMWUTRTCO is no longer a passive viewer/reader, but an active participant - is virtually unanimous that the pandemic is at the very least being greatly exaggerated as a threat by governments, if not a hoax from the outset.A principal beneficiary of this crisis is the media sector - and it's they which have exaggerated the import of the virus and influenced decision-making...no grand conspiracy, only the pre-existing imperative to maximise the terror/credibility ratio.
Well the death rate remains low, granted, but even people who've only had moderately severe symptoms are still suffering months after they've notionally "recovered". It will be a year or two before can make pronouncements about how many people have been seriously afflicted.The bias towards gloom should be utterly obvious now that the doom-mongering continues unabated despite homeopathic levels of seriously affected unfortunates.
there's definitely a lot of us hoping for a reset of the world economy. it's why on the left we don't like to think too much about the economic repercussions of the lockdowns. we are hoping that the Archons will say, this is fucked beyond belief, we can't work out how to fix it, let's just cancel all money and all debt.
I think it would have to be far bigger than that. A global reset of the economy. A whole new mode of social political and economic organisation.
The easiest thing to do is press the reset button on the world economy. No more work for the over 30s. UBI. The young work in the fields etc.
It's still some sort of destruction or dismantling of the world though, isn't it? There are things which happen afterward but they all seem to feature a point at which it all comes crashing down so this idea of a collapse and complete reset must fulfill a role for people around the world.