"The world is not ruled by a royal family any more. But I don't think we can say that nobody is in charge either."
I post the following because it fits the spirit of your work, even if it is entirely UNverifiable.
It's a quote from a self-published book from about 10 years ago:
"After the destruction of Atlantis, many of these superiour beings went among the many nations of the planet Earth to influence those primitive cultures with their ways. Some of these great beings, who were immortal, did not necessarily have good intentions. Many of these immortals had only conquest and slavery of humanity as their intention, yet they have never openly demonstrated their superiority. These immortals, good and bad, still walk among you seeking to influence the world with their power."
Even if untrue, as a model of reality it would explain a lot.
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