Some twenty years ago Chomsky wrote about Necessary Illusions, however today and after these last couple of years I think it’s the more malignant cousin delusions which is at work.
The numerous people involved with the “Crash” and the events leading up to it are all “Innocent”. The consequences of their actions are nevertheless obvious everywhere. The destruction of peoples livelihoods, bankruptcies, food-lines, austerity measures, the war against the land, everywhere except with the perpetually innocent.
A delusion is a “fixed belief that is either false, fanciful, or derived from deception. In psychiatry, it is defined to be a belief that is pathological (the result of an illness or illness process) and is held despite evidence to the contrary. As a pathology, it is distinct from a belief based on false or incomplete information, dogma, stupidity, apperception, illusion, or other effects of perception”.
A belief held despite evidence to the contrary. If we assume that we are not in the grips of dangerous disease what remains is, – false or incomplete information, dogma, stupidity, apperception, illusion, or other effects of perception.
Maybe thats the whole basis for perception (deception) management?