All governments are founded on three pillars.
The purported monopoly on the “legal” use of force. The purported “right” to take whatever portion of the peoples’ work and production that they can extract under threat of punishment or death, i.e. “taxes”; and The purported “right” to own a portion of the earth in perpetuity.
Of course there are many other things that governments do that are also absurd, but these are the building blocks. The people all over the world are all enslaved to one government or another which employs these 3 pillars because they have been brainwashed to believe they are legitimate. The governments all work together while trying to expand their own area of control. That is the REAL game. The people versus governments.