Recently, (during the past 150 years) our country and planet have been taken over and are now controlled by private bankers: The Federal Reserve Bank, the International Monetary Fund, etc., are all controlled, ultimately, by the Rothschilds and a tiny cabal of money manipulators, and power mongers. Nearly everyone on the planet is affected by this "monopoly money" game, created and controlled to ensure that a few elite bankers have absolute Control, Power and Possession of the Earth.
It is easy to feel victimized and trapped by the global conspiracy of private bankers, and the political, religious and military goons they buy with their money printing presses. It is easy to blame or point the finger at politicians, who were entrusted to defend and protect us from financial and military conquest. It is easy to empower others to control our lives. We don't have to think about anything except the personal gratifications, pleasures, drama and amusements we call our "life".
However, if we are honest with ourselves, the situation is truly a “co-creation”. We willingly entered into the money trap that has now overwhelmed us with debt, and perpetual slavery to the 1 %. All of human history demonstrates that not much has really changed in this "game". The tiny minority of the "ruling class" have always controlled or possessed the "peasants", the slaves, the workers, and all of the natural resources needed for survival.
Philosophically speaking, it seems that all traps --- and the money / banking system is just another trap --- cannot be sustained unless there are Beings who are willing or interesting in “playing the game”. Investing in the stock market to make your money "grow" through speculation, is really VERY similar to gambling in a casino. A person must be willing to enter into the game, or trap, because of their own, personal greed. We willingly walk into the casino (trap) to play the game. And, of course the “game” is fixed and rigged so that the casino (or stock broker, or banker, or priest, or politician, etc.) always win the game more often than the other players!
However, it is a game. It solves the problem of being bored. So, perhaps we are not really "victims" of the "evil" of financial slavery or conquest. Perhaps we are really only talking about the idea of being RESPONSIBLE for becoming involved in different kinds of games. If we examine how we actually became trapped in games or universes, perhaps we will discover that we really just trapped ourselves! We AGREE to become trapped or to play a game because we did not want to be responsible for creating or OWN game or universe. We were not able or willing to just BE.... Beings want to DO something. We like action, and motion and sensation and drama and not knowing what will happen next! We call it "fun". It is a game. It is not boring. Ultimately, the ONLY thing that any being is really doing is trying to NOT be bored! So, any game is better than not having a game. Any game is better than just "BEING". Being is boring.....