These two, Personal Power and Substantial Knowledge, are the antidotes to obscurantism.
Neither Communism nor Fascism nor Nazism nor Socialism nor Christianity nor Buddhism or any other political or religious ideology.
Politics is just like religion, they both keep in control people without education. Simply, Politics has been created to control the uneducated materialists. Uneducated people can not have personal power in order to understand the substantial knowledge.
One has education when he manages to change her/his self, in terms of evolution. One, has Personal Power when he/she can create substantial thoughts, from “simple”, everyday knowledge. That’s the only actual way to start changing and finally evolve.