As to who runs this world? I’m with the Cathars. They referred to it as the Bad God. I call it the Darkness Invisible. They are both one and the same, a force with Dissociative Identity Disorder (D.I.D.) masquerading, put forth, and believed for millennia by bullied and beguiled humans to be the Infinite Creator.
Much of Cathar doctrine is making more and more sense today as humanity’s understanding of Nature, of Consciousness, is improving, through the revelations of Quantum Science and the testimonies of otherworld experiencers.