yes, the collapse was engineered, so that the mega offshore bank cartels could consolidate your wealth [which you never owned] to themselves. people really need to know the little known law of admiralty of the law of the sea and land and commerce, to know the real mercantile rules of ownership and the power of central banks run by the elites.
It is so blaring obvious but so few people see it.
You are a "home owner" but owe the bank $250,000 and your mortgage payments will mean in the end you pay double or triple the original value of the home.
You "own a car" but that was again on loan and one makes payments.
Don't make payments and they seize your assets.
Fail to pay taxes and whatever property you think you owned is confiscated.
So much for "private property"!
you never made it off the plantation, the owner just made you think you were free to make your own wealth...........you were more productive under that illusion.
Consumerism keeps the masses in order better than any church or political ideology. It works wonders. When people have their middle-class lifestyle complete with home, car and career, they would never think to risk it all by fighting corruption. The purpose of life becomes acquisition of new and improved consumer goods and a comfortable lifestyle. Consumerism placates the masses better than any religion or ideology ever has.
This idea that you could "get ahead in life" rather than living the same lifestyle more or less as your parents and grandparents has made people so easily controllable. You just get them to worry about their house and seasonal fashions and they're under your glove. They might get upset, write letters, stamp their feet, but you can't get middle-class types to actually get off their asses for revolution. It just won't happen. They're worried about paying for their kids education, the mortgage and next years sedans.