Ever since Dorothy pulled back the curtain to reveal a perfectly ordinary Wizard of Oz manipulating switches to make him seem more powerful, the image has served to portray a reality. Somewhere, in the shadows in not behind an actual curtain, unseen forces are in control.
Perhaps when they are officially unmasked, they will show themselves to be as feeble and full of bluster as the wizard from Frank Baum's classic, but while they stay hidden they exert enormous influence, as the Wizard of Oz did actually - until Dorothy blew his cover.
The Bilderbergers, the Illuminati, the Elders of Zion - most of use have no idea what goes on in their closed meetings. Or even if some of them actually exist. This ground is ripe for the wildest imaginings of the most paranoid of conspiracy theorists, but it would be foolish to dismiss the central idea out of hand - that our world is really controlled by individuals we seldom see.
It's a nefarious world of secret influence and elite privilege that survives only on deceit.
Peeking Behind the Curtains of Power, today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head.
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