Politicians and the rich and the powerful, the captains and the kings if you will, are merely puppets to the dark powers who are unseen. Surely you've heard of the Illuminati, the Trilateral Commission, the Bilderburgers, the Masons etc., But let me put a spiritual slant on it.
In Luke 4 when the Messiah was tempted of the god of this world, it says he ( old Nick), took Jesus up to the top of a high mountain, and he showed him all the glory of the world in a moment of time ( it takes a lot of power to do that), and he said to him;
"All this power will I give you, and the glory thereof, for it was given unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. If you will bow down and worship me, all shall be thine..."
Now I am wearing a shirt. And I could not give you this shirt if I didn't have it. Don't you think if the devil didn't have the power and authority over this world, that the Messiah would have called his bluff?
He is the god of this world. Furthermore, he is the one with the power of death. He is the one that will give the power to whomsoever he wishes. That is why this place is in such a mess. By focusing on the physical you are blinded to the spiritual and the invisable.
Just because you can't see it doesn't mean it's not there. I mean, you can't see love, but we know it exists. You can't put "love" into a bunsen burner and heat it up and get "hot love."
"The things that are seen are temporal. But the things that are not seen are eternal."