We are living out our daze these days. Think about it, humanity is in a daze and has been for a long time. We have allowed such grave injustices to go on for far too long and we still are. In 2020 the U.S. gov't. collected $3.42 trillion in revenue and spent $6.55 trillion (https://datalab.usaspending.gov/americas-finance-guide/). When it comes to U.S. spending priorities, the numbers seem especially misguided in an era of tight budgets to come. By the Department of Defense’s own accounting, taxpayers spent $13.34 trillion on the U.S. military from 2000 through fiscal year 2019 in inflation-adjusted 2020 dollars. Add to that another $3.18 trillion for the Veterans Administration, and the yearly average comes to a whopping $826 billion (https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/its-time-to-rein-in-inflated-military-budgets/).
The report, from the Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs at Brown University, also finds that more than 801,000 people have died as a direct result of fighting. Of those, more than 335,000 have been civilians. Another 21 million people have been displaced due to violence. Hence, the world refugee problem which the U.S. created with impunity.
Money can be used to control. The IMF controls countries by offering gigantic loans beyond the capabilities of countries to pay back, and thereby can demand "conditions" of those countries to offset their vulnerable financial positions (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btF6nKHo2i0&t=262s).
Billionaires can control large institutions by making them dependent on their huge donations, i.e. WHO, CDC (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation). Lobbying is legal in the U.S. which is tantamount to legalized bribery, whereby individual billionaires and corporatocracies can control those who are supposed to represent the people, rather than their (those with tons of money) individual interests. I am sure most everyone knows this, but oddly, it is accepted, when really all of it is clearly unacceptable. This demonstrates "the daze" that I am referring to.
But "the daze" extends much further than this. The daze about the censorship of the internet, the social media, the mainstream media, the manipulation of the thinking of the masses. Censor everything against the mainstream story, and hammer, hammer out the lies, over and over again until it is accepted by almost everyone as TRUTH! This method of manipulation is old and it works very well as anyone can see right now.
Besides, what divides us is that some people believe that their sources for information are reliable while others believe in their sources, thus the polarity, when the reality is that it is almost impossible to know what sources are really reliable, and hence the general confusion. This clearly points to the great possibility that the virus and everything is a manipulation.
The people in all of our confusion, division, and dazedness are not necessarily stupid, we do have the intelligence once the information that we receive is accurate to make intelligent choices as opposed to all the suicidal choices that has brought us to the brink of extinction and possible totalitarianism.
But first we need to be in charge of our lives and not recklessly letting others assume our responsibilities (i.e. corruptible politicians). To do this we need to restructure how we allow ourselves to be governed/controlled. Horizontal governing/organizing/managing is by and for the people, decentralized, more democratic, without politicians or lobbyists, and is virtually incorruptible! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wywMhg604W8&feature&fbclid=IwAR3HcZvrdRJvRNqMRZ3m6t3hvuac7bTXlxnQn-WjutSbWoWXOw7iW7AAEd4.