To be a Monolith is to be Enlightened. Enlightenment is the transcendant state of grace achieved through mastery of an art. It grants insight into the nature of our world, and some power over it.
The faithful believe that Enlightenment is a blessing from a higher power—as evidenced by the often poetic (and thus intelligently designed) nature of its manifestations. Atheists believe that it is an emergent phenomena of the meta—as evidenced by the increasing frequency of Monoliths as science and metascience advance.
Once a rare phenomena of one-per-one-hundred million people, Monoliths are now one-in-ten-thousand. The resultant emergence of an elite enlightened class is one of the great societal existential crises of the time.
Enlightened does not mean benevolent.
In a time where gods are made, you sculpted yourself.
You are the weight of the world that lays on our minds,
You are the giant whose shoulders we stand upon.
Changing the world was the only option you ever had.
You are a wheel, and you must turn.