Scott Adams (of Dilbert fame) has blogged about a topic near and dear to my heart. Though of course the way he put it is a lot funnier than I ever could. His hypothesis is that the world is actually being run by a secret cabal of corporate puppet masters who pull the strings of the world governments. Obviously something as important as running the world can't be left to idiotic citizens of "democracies" or the even worse idiot politicians elected by the previously mentioned idiots.
... my survival depends on hordes of clueless goobers electing competent leaders. That's about as likely as a dog pissing the Mona Lisa into a snow bank. - Scott Adams