That plus hiding the real history. Meaning you can use or not use something from the past that worked in some way or people reacted to it in certain manner. Problem Reaction Solution. Pretty much what IMF does to whole countries. You just control energy and money supply and there is no need for physical chains anymore.
This pretty much says it all:
People are promised more jobs and mortgages, so they can get a nice house for their families. Regular Joe does not understand that a job is just a form of slavery. What politicians mean by steady economic growth and job security is that compound interest from debt created by banks demands more people in the grinder. There is no money anymore. Just debt.
Slavery means you are in not control of your own labour and the fruits that come from it. So in the end of the month if account shows zero dollars, you are practically a slave. Nobody likes their job and everything you earned went to taxes, living, clothing and food. Well isn't that what a slave gets? A roof, clothing and food.
After WW2 one parent worked and you still had 2 cars and maybe even a summer cabin. Now 2 parents work and you have to watch what you buy in the grocery store. People never see the benefits from automation and technology.
If you get massive bonuses that means you keep this ponzi running. If you get a Pooty salary, you most likely take care of children or the elderly