I agree with the following, but with a caution.
The way out of the maze is not by pretending we have some grand view of the conspiracy we can navigate by. The more we look and see a trap, the more we are trapped, like an elephant who is conditioned to stay put with just a small rope. The elephant sees it as a mighty chain.
The maze is built by walls that are really paper thin, and they are simply walls we put between ourselves and others.
We call others poor, rich, conservative, liberal, socialist and capitalist. We call each other atheist, theocrats, and anything else that we think puts them in their place. And perhaps they really have built their own lairs with the labels the put on those around them. Perhaps that is their place.
But when you see them as people, who you could just as easily be yourself, then you start seeing your way out of the maze.
Then you start seeing freedom to choose for yourself. Then you start breaking down the walls between you and others.
By recognizing and guarding against the evil in ourselves, and looking for the good in others, looking at our hearts with more study than we pretend to have watching a news report of the whole world, then we will find freedom and the true meaning of humanity.
So much of humanity really does chain us down. But it is that same humanity that sets us free, puts us in flight, and sends us to the Moon and beyond.