Truth is stranger than fiction. How could this have happened?
These people who think they are in control, are not in control. They are imagining a vain thing:
Psalm 2:1-4 King James Version (KJV)
2 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying,
3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.