Revelation 12:9 the great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth and his angels with him.
2 Timothy 3:13 But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
Isaiah 59:12 For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them;
13 In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.
14 And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.
15 Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.
The bible has predicted our world today very accurately. Indeed it is the same as it was when it was written.
The first thing one should understand is the inversion narrative and how everything in this world is inverted/false. The public is misled by the rulers that be through lies, misinformation, and conflict of interest.
One example is the stock market - the inverted narrative here is that "you can quit your job and make money by using this strategy and this indicator". The public blindly believes this and loses their money to brokerages and, by proxy, investment banks that fund the brokerages. These institutions depend on the retail trader's money and require a steady supply of "traders" who pay them money through Fees, margin, spread, losses, and other ways including stop-loss hunting, data mining, taking the opposite position as the traders and other underhand means. The steady stream of new traders is deliberately misinformed through brokerage courses, social media educators, youtube traders, and forums that teach the public "knowledge" regarding technical indicators, which stock to pick, etc. This builds the public's confidence in their trading skills and they press the buy or sell button like sheep walking into the slaughterhouse. Often, these YouTubers(Always have a link to the brokerage in the description) have contracts with the brokerages to market to new customers, and forums are paid by the brokerages to push their narrative(ads). Fake profiles, sock puppets, and echo chambers are a few more ways to deceive the public.
This information is sourced from Anton Kreil who was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan. He now holds seminars and sells highly overpriced courses about the stock market. This action, while underhand, shows us that his words are true and that even an Investment Banker who has worked at multiple large investment banks does not invest his money in the stock market to make money.
Anton Kreil Annihilates Retail Brokers and "Trading Educators" - YouTube
The key points to note are 1. Conflict of Interest between brokers and traders 2. Presence of an intermediary(brokerage) and 3. Disinformation through channels of information like TV, Social Media, Peers, etc.
By teaching the trader psychological techniques, fancy fundamental and technical analysis, they exploit the pride of the trader in his newfound wisdom over others and, like a sheep to the slaughter, he jumps onto the trading platform and gives away bits of his money in the form of Fees, margin, spread and the rest in the form of losses.
This narrative can be extended to almost all other aspects of human existence.
Politics - Politicians are the intermediary between you and the state and often spew disinfo to get you to vote for them. their conflict of interest arises as they need to placate their backers and investors and not their voters.
Healthcare - Doctors are the intermediary between you and health(clear disinfo) and prescribe you medicines to placate their backers(pharma industry) which often have bad effects on you(conflict of interest)
Education - Teachers are the intermediary between you and a good job. They push all kind of disinfo on the young students and mold their minds into conformist slaves due to the requirements of the industry(conflict of interest)
Religion - Pope is the intermediary between you and God (how they got away with this is beyond comprehension) and often spews disinfo to the believers that keep them in line and good slaves to the system.
Secular Media - Intermediary between you and the news, conflict of interest due to political and financial backers and will not provide you with true or relevant news. Has an overall negative effect on the viewer.
With the rise of the internet, it has become easier than ever before, to spread disinformation and lie to millions with a single click. How? All of these narratives are spread on numerous websites, forums, and social media on the internet, and countless people are fooled and misled into participating or giving consent to activities that actually do not serve their best interests and in some cases even harm them.
We should note that with all this censorship, inverted narratives, and general negativity, we should be extremely careful when reading stuff on the internet and "Feeding" our minds with the "news feed" which is more or less peddling misinformation, lies and keeps the reader in a state of doubt and fear. On the other, disconnecting from the internet and going out for an hour in nature for a walk will do wonders for your psyche.
A major cause of this is the human tendency to follow the herd. The age-old question "If your friend jumps in a well, will you also jump into it?". As a child, we would answer no, but as we grow up, we are conditioned by society through means of isolation, peer pressure, compulsions, fear of authority, and other psychological means to conform. By the time we grow up, we would quickly jump into the well and pull 2-3 others with us.
Matthew 15:14 Let them alone: they are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
Human beings are the only beings that police themselves. The sheep need a sheepdog and shepherd to confine them within the pen. Humans do it to themselves.
Therefore, the majority view, the wisdom of the crowd, collectivism, common consensus, and other similar psychological arguments which today's information stream is based on(Social media - the number of likes(number of people who subscribe to the post) determines the value of the post instead of the message. This is the way our society is built and the Bible has warned us of this as well.
Exodus 23:2 Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speaks in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment:
“In religion and politics people’s beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing.”
How we have been manipulated into viewing religion and thus, scripture with suspicion.
Organized religion usually Exploits the poor, Bring in Colonialism and enforce fear and conformity on the population. As seen by the plunder of Africa. "When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said 'Let us pray.' We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land." -Desmond Tutu
By doing this, people would automatically begin to co-relate oppression with religion. This is done in order To drive people away from true religion - The bible is a spiritual text that uses symbolism and allegory to explain the metaphysical and psychological phenomenon. The text will serve to empower people with the knowledge of self and do away with the deceptions that are perpetrated against us.
1. Know thyself - this is where we lose because our system exploits a lack of self-awareness to exploit us all. This is why we must "emancipate ourselves from mental slavery".
2. Know thy enemy - How they focus on exaggerations of strength and concealment of weakness in order to gain consent and compliance through fear.
3. Know your situation - We are in the minority and can expect no help from the system so we must be on top of our game and give the enemy no footholds to drag us down.
Colossians 2:8 Beware lest any man spoils you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.