“Farewell to the mountains, high-cover’d with snow,
Farewell to the straths and green vallies below;
Farewell to the forests and wild-hanging woods,
Farewell to the torrents and loud-pouring floods.”
—Excerpt from “My heart’s in the Highlands” by Robert Burns (1789).
This poem by Burns was composed in the middle of the Industrial Revolution (1760-1840ish). Burns was a British poet during the romantic era and his poetry expressed his pro-nature, anti-industry opinions. The above poem is a lament, mourning the loss of nature as industry took over the land.
At the very beginning of the industrial revolution, the Americas were still British colonies; the British government began testing prototypes of this illusion-creating, nature-destroying technology in the colonies. Poets such as Burns reacted to this with their words, emphasizing the importance of an unaltered natural world. The experiments continued, however, and were funded by overtaxation on the colonies, including the Sugar and Stamp Act, Navigation Act, Wool Act, etc etc etc.. Eventually, tensions came to a head, leading to the American Revolutionary War.
The founding fathers knew about the technology and saw its potential for the future. Jefferson was especially interested in the sciences, stating “Nature intended me for the tranquil pursuits of science, by rendering them my supreme delight.” He spent much of his free time researching this and other scientific and technological advances.
While a widespread illusion like the one we are trapped in today would not be possible for several centuries, the founders of the USA secretly adopted this tech from the British monarchy and began to implement it throughout the country. By the 1950s, the entire United States had been converted into a series of factories and this secret technology has fooled us all into believing nature still exists.
Nature is not real.