Advertising is persuading us to buy things we do not need, supermarket product placement to trick us into extra purchases. Politicians who make promises they have no intention of keeping. Products we buy hoping they will ‘defy ageing’.
“Fracking is harmless”, “We are here to help you”, “Privacy laws are here to keep you safe”, “Iraq’s weapons of mas destruction” and on and on.
Magicians like Dynamo and artists of ledgerdemain, parents ‘finding money’ behind our ears when we were kids. Santa, Religion.
We are all conned daily, with great success. Keep safe.