Phase one of oppression: Colonize the minds of those you would oppress, giving them a mind appropriate for colonization. When they start to break out of phase one, proceed to phase two.
Phase two: Tell them that “consciousness” is the worship of the colonized mind you gave them. This is an even deeper oppression because ego will naturally immunize them from any real spiritual consciousness and understanding and they will defend your worldview and “science” now as their own creation, thinking it theirs. In fact, they will brand their own people “unconscious” for not doing and thinking the same, making them practically useless for any mass activism beyond their own narrow circle of those who share their ideological confusion.