Do conspiracy groups really control world affairs?
The biggest mistake that conspiracy buffs make in deciding whether conspiracy groups control the world is confusing an organization's desire to control the world with its actual ability to accomplish this task. I'm sure the American Jersey Cattle Association or the Cattle Council of Australia would like everyone on earth to eat more beef, but I highly doubt they have the power to force people to consume more beef.
If you want to prove whether a group controls world affairs, you can ask some logical questions. The first question to ask is, "If these organizations have men in all branches of government, why don't they just bring forth the policies they were put there to implement?" Another question to ask is, "Why do they fight against each other if they're on the same team?"
A lot of conspiracy watchers will tell you that there is no difference between Democrats or Republicans, because many of these parties' key players hold membership in various conspiracy organizations. I would also ask, "If they worked against each other, which they clearly do, how can you say they have the same goal in mind?"