The plague you speak of has visited us once before. A wise man was able to contain the spores, and shoot them into a sun. The only way to fight such madness is with wisdom. But no *ONE* person now has the wisdom to contain the spores, much less destroy them now that they are spread across the galaxy.
Perhaps there does exist a source of wisdom powerful enough to destroy the spores, and save the galaxy. The accumulated wisdom that resides within the Matrix!