Your display of your own greatness is always more effective than the mockery of others.
I couldn't disagree more.
Relying on other people to figure out the obvious is a losing proposition.
If it weren't, we would not live in an age of memetic warfare.
The people need herding, and they need wise leaders; hence, they also need some direction.
I'm not fond of the Retarded Art exhibition either, but I'm less fond of your "just focus on yourself and everyone else will figure it out" attitude. That reminds me of a guy recently I was talking to who was going on and on about how "education" was going to solve all our problems.
I waited about ten seconds and then said, "Which problems has it solved so far?"
He ran up the fail flag, put tail between legs and fled.