by Mark Jeftovic at zerohedge.com
Lumpenvestors are trapped within a system they believe is real
Probably everybody reading this is familiar with Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave”.
That what we think is The Real World actually isn’t, it’s just a flattened projection of reality.
The common folk are like prisoners, chained in a cave, wherein observed events are largely acts of puppetry, choreographed from behind their field of vision.
In Plato’s allegory, the manufactured existence is quite literally the projection of shadows: what is taken for reality are really just images on a wall – a screen – if you will. Behind the captives, if one could make their way out of the cave, they could perceive reality for what it is – in the splendour of the full light of day.