Yeah, the rich have things skewed immeasurably in their favor, and it seems as though while the majority do understand that they've been brainwashed by them, at least hopefully, the rich own the government(s) of the world, and protect what they have, gaining a larger share of the wealth and power all the time. Thing is, you can only push people so far. The thing that has allowed them to even live so far is the poor are not organized enough into a group who can affect real change, that is, if pushed too much further, the poor of the US, and the world, will rise up and take down the vampires who suck the lifeblood out of the world, and restore the balance again. Any conquering empire who pushed too hard ended up reaching their limit, and was destroyed. If you want to take over the world, you must do it with good intentions in mind, if that's even a possible thing to do.