The brainwashing was done in the past, but it was Christian and church brainwashing to keep people docile. It fell out of favor so stuff like 'science' has replaced it. As much as I like science there is too much flowing around that has no scientific reproduction qualities and is just propaganda for democracy, multiculturalism and other nonsense belonging to those two.
Majority of those who are red pilled and act out on it are disciplined by police. They are often not the most intelligent either, since people with a brain figured out they're just going to get their ass kicked in by police + have a brainwashed counterprotest mob to identify and screw them in some way. You can't have a high position in society without accepting the status quo, or playing around it and just hating on it all in private. A lot of those same elites who push multiculturalism and democracy despise it in private, but have no power to change it so they play it.
I disagree with your notion of 'ending' it being the right thing. Wanting to end it just indicates you have a lack of purpose in life. There have been some truly horrid times in European history where the church butchered and oppressed anyone who had a sane outlook on their lies and how reality was. You can kind of see the multicultural, democratic elite class and their academic + media whores as a new form of church + state.