We live in an age where the delusions and ignorance of modern civilizations have become the global norm. Most of the problems in our world stem from how “civilized” humans have compartmentalized life in such a way as to hide reality from ourselves and other people. A fantasy view of reality, what Buddhists call samsara, has been packaged, marketed and sold to the masses by those in positions of influence and power.
This has been done on purpose, has been the “operating code” of hierarchical human civilizations for thousands of years. Our leaders don’t want us to know what is really going on, with anything. This was as true of pharaohs and kings in the past as it is of large corporations, governments, billionaires, military leaders and media elites now.
The compartmentalization of knowledge and intentional hiding of facts is how those in power maintain control. They hide how food is produced, how wars create future terrorists (and civilian casualties), how education is being intentionally dumbed down, how the earth’s ecosystems are being destroyed, how politicians are corrupt, how democracy has been rigged, how debt enslaves people and wealth is accumulated unfairly.
Most importantly, they try to keep us in the dark about how all this is harming us now and will harm generations far into the future. Instead of the truth, we are fed a fantasy view of reality, constructed by slick policy makers, speech writers and marketing wizards. These deceptions and illusions are spread through newspapers, advertising, TV dramas, magazines and even the way children are taught in schools.