John Hylan, a Democrat, was the 96th Mayor of New York City from 1918 to 1925. Hylan warned about these few privileged insiders in a speech made in 1922.
"The real menace of our Republic is the invisible government, which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy legs over our cities, states and nation. To depart from mere generalizations, let me say that at the head of this octopus are the Rockefeller–Standard Oil interests and a small group of powerful banking houses generally referred to as the international bankers. The little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes.
They practically control both parties, write political platforms, make catspaws of party leaders, use the leading men of private organizations, and resort to every device to place in nomination for high public office only such candidates as will be amenable to the dictates of corrupt big business.
These international bankers and Rockefeller–Standard Oil interests control the majority of the newspapers and magazines in this country. They use the columns of these papers to club into submission or drive out of office public officials who refuse to do the bidding of the powerful corrupt cliques which compose the invisible government. It operates under cover of a self-created screen [and] seizes our executive officers, legislative bodies, schools, courts, newspapers and every agency created for the public protection." *
This information should come as no real shock to those Americans who have been following 'deterioration of our nation,' and its downward spiral at break-neck speed for at least the past 50 years of full frontal corruption. Political party decisions once reserved for smoke filled private board rooms are now (proudly) on public display, with the participants arrogantly thumbing their noses and mocking those who still believe they are the ones deciding who will sit on the throne, governing this nation.
Sorry "Millennials." Until you step forward and put an end to these two corrupted political parties, the insiders who give them their marching orders, will continue to rule the day. Your future, Is NO FUTURE.