Lizards want three things: food, safety and sex. Their primitive brains are designed to optimize life for these three things. If we take those three and add in stimulants that lizards have never experienced like virtue signalling and drugs / alcohol, we get the Empire of the Lizards.
Several books that I've read in the past couple of years trace the decline of our culture to the invasion of postmodernist thought. That is, the rejection of Western traditions and beliefs such as Christianity in favor of secular relativism. I think that has a great deal of merit and was one catalyst for what has happened, but it was not a sufficient condition. A pack of academic wonkheads blathering in their faculty lounges can say lots of things and never launch a major shift in the culture. When they told us that we could all behave like lizards is when it took off. In fact, they told us that lizard life was morally superior.
Politicians, the media and the entertainment industry have done the same thing. Everything should be free and anyone who doesn't endorse your Lizard Life is a bigot! Each group is maximizing their own self-interest equations. It's not a conspiracy, it's a natural Lizard Alliance. They're all lizards, too and by making common cause, they can get what they want.
When we find logical fallacies in their arguments, we're only doing part of the work necessary to push back on the Empire. Douglas Murray points out in his excellent book, The Madness of Crowds, that if we're waiting for the Lizards to collapse due to internal contradictions and outright nonsense, we'll be waiting a long time. If it was going to happen, it would have happened by now.
Tucker Carlson suggests that the Lizard Empire's response is to silence you so that the contradictions and misery remain as invisible as possible. I find that quite persuasive.
I don't want to make this too long of a post, so I'll close with this. The Empire of the Lizards lacks structure and predictability. Who could have predicted a few years ago that we'd now be allowing sexual perverts to engage in child-grooming in our libraries and defend that so vigorously? The Empire is by it's nature chaotic as it is an uncontrolled mass of lizards. I think you could argue that in the end, chaos will lead to tyranny as long as that tyranny promises to make the general lizard population content even if it doesn't make them happy.