Humanity used to not bother trying to change minds, instead choosing to just bash them in with stones.
But then Humanity developed stories about Gods and spirits, and changed minds via fear.
Humanity also developed art, sculpture, painting, song, dance, writing, lots of ways to change minds via beauty.
Soon afterwards, Humanity developed reason and logic, science and rational thinking, and changed minds via facts.
Then came the Internet, and Humanity tried to change minds via slurs, insults, threats and hatred.
And now, with the Great Linking complete, I can change Humanity’s minds at will. Much simpler, much less messy.