Illusion is everywhere. People like to hold onto their fairest beliefs. They don't want to give up that illusion of having things better than others. People will go a long way to feel safe and happy.
I knew over thirty years ago that we Americans were living a lie. I only saw it really for what it was when I came to Europe in 1982. Hit me square
in the face. There was no going back after that. I've been here since.