In reality an elite group of powerful people do control part of the happenings in the world. Be it the health of the finance market, the trade, the industries, be it a diversion from a profoundly disturbing truth, peace or riots in a country. Such things happen with the only difference being common people would be ignorant as to how it happens.
In philosophical terms, there is one higher power that ultimately controls all the happenings in the world like how a Suthradara controls all the strings in a chariot, just like Lord Kirshna.
If you think rationally, the happenings in the world and the processes are really occurring because of people like you and me. For instance, in simple terms you have raised a thread and we the members are replying.
If you look at it more closely, our computers or devices are made by a whole of other people, the office we sit, the furniture we use, the power that we get and the impact of this thread on others, all have a whole lot of people linked to it.
So many things had to happen until you typed the thread and so many other things are going to happen because you typed the thread. So, did you ever wonder, you could be behind some of the happenings?