You make some very good points. I remember when I first 'started' waking up, it was a very PAINFUL process. To realize how completely you have been duped and blinded is very humbling....more humbling than most want to experience. There were days when I would just cry out of sheer despair, which alternated with days that I just didn't want to THINK about it anymore. And yes, repentance should be allowed because we have ALL been participants in our own enslavement - no one is 'above' reproach in this regard.
We all need to repent, no matter what movement we are in. We are all sinners, as sure as sheep wear wool coats.
My "awakening" was from a young age. I was raised by educated parents who made sure I was well educated long before school age. Throughout my schooling I continued to educate myself. I was also raised in a church, thankfully simple Baptist faith, which at least made an effort to teach the Bible. Age 10, I was baptized and made my commitment to Christ. Later that same year, my aunt brought me a religious magazine that prompted me to start my first reading through of the Bible. (It was not a real Bible version but a children's paraphrase -- but still.) I learned many things through this study, and the foundational thing I learned was that God is in fact in charge, and is infinitely wise and infinitely good, and he has this all planned out. He gave us the ending of the story already and it is a happy ending (and no, the story does not leave the vast majority of mankind "lost" in hellfire!)
Another thing I learned, however, is that part of this plan is letting Satan be in charge of the world in this age. That's what scripture says. It's his world (i.e., the human institutions we live under). So, as I began to get into Bible prophecy, and back in the '80s Bible prophecy teachers were talking about all this stuff -- including RFID chips being implanted into people -- I realized this is the logical consequence of the Adversary being in charge of the world.
So I adopted the typical premillennialist viewpoint (things will get really really bad, apocalyptic plagues, wars, famines, the Beast, etc.) and Jesus to come back and save us and we would live happily ever after. Pretty fatalistic and passive. However, over the years as I studied and thought more, I came to see that that's not what Bible prophecy is about. The prophecies are really given with the aim of telling us to repent, so that these things will not happen.
Furthermore, the mission of Christians is not to wait for the Kingdom of God to appear, but to be the Kingdom.
The Kingdom is not going to appear out of nowhere; it grows like a mustard tree (or bush).
While I am skeptical about the ability to defeat what is essentially a spiritual darkness through political measures, I can at least sign on to the agenda of being responsible enough to stand up for our freedom. It's not about gaining political power but it's about keeping power from being amassed against us. Our freedom is part of the "talents" we are given. If we lose it, not only will we suffer (unnecessarily) but we will be held to account for what we lost.
It's so very easy to be caught up in the "It's the Jews! It's the Jesuits! It's the Masons!" polarization - that's just EXACTLY what TPTB want!
To a point. But you'd better keep one eye on these groups. In their leadership, they are far from benign and in the overall scheme of things, very important and very powerful. The Israelites were supposed to be blessing to the world. In the current scheme of things, those who claim the name of Israel are following a very different god and this causes them to be a curse upon the world.
Put it like this. In the big picture, yes, our problem is simply evil. And evil is evil, no matter wha guise it lurks within.
However, it does not hurt to know the favorite M.O.s and disguises of evil, and lo and behold, evil loves nothing more than to disguise itself in the robes of religious righteousness. This is also repeatedly stated in scripture: the devil appears as an angel of light, and his servants as ministers of righteousness.
So if we look at reality and we see that evil particularly likes to go about in the guise of a "holy chosen people" who assert themselves to be immune from criticism, or in the form of a "devout religious order," then we should waste no time in recognizing it and calling them out.
If an imperialist institution that originated in pagan polytheism, cloaks itself in the garb of Christianity, claims authority to rule the entire world, causes the persecution and massacre of millions of people, and to this date has never sufficiently apologized for its acts -- but to the contrary, continues to claim its divine right to world domination to this day -- then that organization needs to be called what it is as well. The original founders of America, the Puritans, called this Worldwide Hierarchical Organized Religious Empire out for what she was.
No matter how much power and wealth you might ascribe to the Bavarian Illuminati, the British Crown, the 300, the Bilderbergers, etc., the W.H.O.R.E. is the oldest continuous institution in world history, with the largest number of followers. (I can't call them "members" since none of them has any power in the org -- they only get to put money in the collection box.)
And it is human nature to want to BLAME everything on someone or something else, when in reality, it's OUR fault that we are in this predicament in many ways. We have been 'assisted' in our complacent 'sheepishness', but the ultimate responsibility for our 'situation' is our own. And that's where repentance comes in - once we can accept our own duplicity/contribution, THEN we can decide to turn from it.
This is also true. The purpose of realizing the existence of the Synagogue of Satan and the W.H.O.R.E. (closely connected systems), is in convincing us of the need to repent, to turn to the light, and then to expose and oppose the works of darkness. Certainly, we are not to return evil for evil, but to overcome it with good. Resist evil and it will flee -- but first, you have to expel the evil from your own heart.