Totally agree. Short of a revolution in consciousness I can see no other solution. As long as we blindly follow the equally-blind crowd we'll only get deeper into the mire. I feel that certain Aspies, due to our more finely-tuned way of seeing reality, are far prone to 'existential depression' than most. We see things as they really are and can't comprehend how the NT world can't see what is so blindingly obvious to us. Every so often we suffer from world-weariness (what the Germans call Weltschmerz)
For many years, I've tried in my very small way to change things for the better, but we have a world dominated by toxic ideologies. It's no easy task, but I never give up.
This also makes me identify very strongly with Sehnsucht (another German word), a deep longing, but with no adequate English translation. Known in Romanian as dor, a whole genre of music is devoted to this ardent yearning (known in Bulgaria and the Balkans generally as sevdah, and the music as sevdalinka). The Portuguese also have a word for it: saudade.
"Sehnsucht represents thoughts and feelings about all facets of life that are unfinished or imperfect, paired with a yearning for ideal alternative experiences. It has been referred to as “life’s longings”; or an individual’s search for happiness while coping with the reality of unattainable wishes. Such feelings are usually profound, and tend to be accompanied by both positive and negative feelings..Psychologists have worked to capture the essence of Sehnsucht by identifying its six core characteristics: “(a) utopian conceptions of ideal development; ( sense of incompleteness and imperfection of life; © conjoint time focus on the past, present, and future; (d) ambivalent (bittersweet) emotions; (e) reflection and evaluation of one's life; and (f) symbolic richness". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sehnsucht.
This feeling may well be very much confined to Aspies and introspective types here, but in some countries it's an inextricable aspect of their mass culture. By the way, I've written at some length on this, for it plays an enormous part in my life - even as a small child.