Historically, humans cooperated and told stories to teach and explain.
Delegation of power began as natural deference to elders.
Cooperation on larger scales required delegation of power on larger scales. As small groups became larger groups, knowledge and traditions hardened into ideologies. Cooperative systems became centralized systems. Centralized systems enabled nefarious individuals and groups to seize power and resources for their own benefit. Centralization beget more centralization, in an explosion of depravity and destruction. Centralization empowers centralized control of the narrative.
He, who controls the narrative, rules.