As Natural Lawyer Mark Passio states in a YouTube interview, a chess game is being played worldwide between the occult controllers of the globe and the great mass of ordinary people, only few of which are at all aware of being involved in a life or death game.
The problem with the chess game analogy, however, is that game rules are not followed by elites, which is how they become elites in the first place, putting paid to the conformist notion that 'you've got to play by the rules' to get anywhere in life (e.g. the under reported election fraud on the part of the Conservative Party in the 2015 General Election). They invariably change the pieces and layout of the board while you are not looking and make new rules up as they proceed in the game.
This brings me to my point: as an empath you can never out-psychopath a psychopath, and psychopaths are invariably in positions of power, since power is their fuel and reason to be. The only thing that can oust a psychopath is a bigger psychopath, e.g. Stalin and Hitler. Where does this leave us?
Alternatives to the centralised control system, including the monetary system, are to be encouraged but alternatives, when people are finally aware of them and willing to contribute to them, are always at the mercy of centralised suppression.
For example, some brave independent souls in the US have attempted to start local, non federal-reserve-based currencies but have been thwarted in their efforts by so-called authorities. Working alternatives are hard to implement and when great numbers flock to them powers will no doubt stampede them, if it is in their interest to do so.
The world cannot be saved. Look at what happened to the prophets, such as Jesus of Nazareth, who knew that the revolution had to occur from within. Their message was recuperated and distorted by established powers very quickly, if outright suppression was ineffective, such as the burning of early Christians at the stake.
I have much sympathy with the response Terence McKenna, a famous American spiritual teacher, gave when asked 'how do we fight back?'... 'Make art' he said. Art, while also at the mercy of censorship and control, does at least side step the chess game which is rigged and unfair, by refusing to play along its power driven, political lines.
Art which, to be sure, can be more or less political, is not about consuming goods or saving the world but expressing creative gratitude for our being-in-the-world. Artistic creation can escape the notice of controllers who are not creative themselves or, at the least, confuse them.
A classic example of this is Boris Pasternak's reciting Shakespeare Sonnet 32 in an official writers' conference in Moscow during the Soviet purges, when speaking wrongly or not speaking at all would have guaranteed his arrest and deportation. He was let off the hook, as the audience recited the sonnet in unison with him.
Another example, again drawing from Shakespearian reception, is how both sides of the English Civil War owned copies of Shakespeare folios. While apparently diametrically opposed in the political game, cavaliers and round heads were both won over by the power of literature.
Ultimately some freedom lies in the insight that death is not final and nothing to fear, including the horrors that can precede it. As long as the masses see self-preservation as the highest good, they will be slaves to the control system. Freedom lies beyond the fear of death and, of course, the fear of life itself, in all its beauty and terror.