Is ignorance bliss? Do you believe you are your beliefs? Do you self identify as a collection of ideas?
Converging factors... is global society on the brink of collapse source: Theoria Apophasis
History is a Bedtime Melody
I don't think society will collapse, but who knows, I do think that what we are seeing is just basic human nature. In general, we are not as smart as the stories we tell ourselves claim we are. The myths and fairytales that we take to be history are pleasant lies we use to lullaby ourselves to "sheep".