Brilliant post on an obscure blog says it all.
You can't have a civilization where everybody is faking it. It is impossible.
Found this off a Vault-Co reader's link. Two thumbs up, this guy nailed it in a few paragraphs. Civilizations are about trust and honesty in the long term in order to best organize the protection of women and children. Our civilization has failed in nearly every metric you could establish that would be needed for it to remain coherent. That's why it is coming apart at the seams.