Right now, we have idiots controlling everything. People who are fundamentally just the same as you or I. But because of their experience of life so far believe that everyone outside of their ‘bubble’ is stupid.
They think that we are all stupid, because most of us do not understand what is going on and aren’t even looking out for what is happening around us that is hidden in plain sight.
They are confident that the world as they see it or plan for it to can be maintained, as enough of us can always be bought off (because we are also selfish and greedy), and that this is how they will ultimately always remain in control.