The way it shook out for me was that "The Pilot" was... installed to convince ... that THEY were the 'source' of it all ...and creating a religiously insane population convinced of the "rightness" of hallucinatory cause as a valid expression of self.
Div6, I've made some deletions where there are elipses, but I have not changed a single word of what you said otherwise.
Forget about BTs for a moment - Read and reconsider your words above.
Sound familiar? Like a certain cult?