What is the best way to view the simulation we have been trapped in for eons?† I feel such resentment when I think of how much pain and enslavement man has had to endure because of some program that has been written by those you refer to as The Merciless Ones.
You have, of course, heard the oft-repeated phrase: what you resist, persists. Well it is yet again very applicable, in this instance. If there is anything in the universe that doesn't serve a purpose, it wouldn't be there. If there is anything that serves a purpose that is not recognized, it will not evolve nor relinquish its presence even after it has outlived its usefulness. In other words: if unappreciated, it lingers. With the understanding of these laws of existence, let's look at the simulation we regard as reality, yet again.
The original reality that the Infinite created as a mirror image of Itself, was a heart-based reality only — it had no mental field. In the attempt to individuate Itself, the Infinite One couldn't tell what was missing because It had no frame of reference outside of Itself. But in observing Its creations at play (endowed with freedom of choice and the ability to make "mistakes"), the Infinite could experience that which it was not — the creation of artificial intelligence.
The Infinite learnt about intelligence and a mental field by observing artificial intelligence, and saw that it could bring gifts (such as discernment, deduction and reason, for example) to the otherwise infantile mentality of cosmic life. The simulation is the artificial mental field of the cosmos, allowed to remain in existence, in order to teach through experience. When the lessons of an artificial mental field and its flaws have yielded all possible insights, it will foreseeably be replaced by that which is an authentic expression of mental capacity of the Infinite. Until then we have much to be grateful for.
The Seer Almine
†See: The Simulation