Before awakening, we are all trapped in a cycle of experience that involves the suffering of mental affliction (dukkha).
Referred to as "attachment" in a lot of eastern philosophical discussion. Delusion comes from attachment and attachment is reinforced by delusion. For the unenlightened, delusion permeates the entire saha world and consists of warped perspectives that impact on values and desires.
Dukkha, or attachment, is what keeps us locked or trapped in the cycle of samsara.
The greatest obstacle to the American dream for most Americans has been the blinding conceit and self serving public policies of the illegitimate controlling elite (ICE) and the notions of their own entitlement as stewards of a false "greater good".