My thought is that it's not a grand conspiracy! The illuminati is fairy tale and a group of bankers don't control squat!
Yes, the issues that AJ talks about are real, but I believe it's just a symptom of Corporatism that we live under and nothing more.
BTW, Cooper was a nutter! Aliens, spaceships flying out of the water??? Come on, I'll bet if Cooper was alive today he would have been pushing that Planet Nibiru crap and the 2012 agenda!!!!