The world in not what it seems. The movie, The Matrix, released in 1999 is but one of the latest in a very long list of many attempts (spanning thousands of years) to alert and remind sentient beings on Earth as to what is going on.
The Gnostics were perhaps the closest to exposing the situation, however they are long-gone and most of what they uncovered and revealed has been lost to the ravages of time and suppression by forces that wish for sentient beings to remain ignorant of "the terror of the situation".
Many theories and ideas have been put forth over the ages trying to explain "how we got here", and while this website does touch upon a few of these (see here, here, and here) our focus is on what can be done to reverse the deception, division and domination which controls human life on Earth and continues life in the Matrix.
Wilhelm Reich (1897 – 1957) helped to uncover (see here, here, and here) the primary reason for man's inability to break-free from a life of illusion, stunted being and wrong work of centers, but he too was suppressed and imprisoned (and died in prison shortly before his scheduled release!) and much of his work was actually burned by U.S. authorities in 1956!