Welcome to Question of the Day. Bow to your puppet masters!
Who runs the world? Beyonce said it was “girls.” Zoolander said it was “the fashions.” Loads of other people said it was “money.” I just checked on YouTube, and a lot of people on there think it's probably the Illuminati. Others think it’s “love,” but that’s a bit lame, isn’t it? Is there a secret cabal running the world?!
VICE: Is there a secret cabal running the world?
Bradley, 18: Yes. Who is it?
It’s all politics, isn’t it? What do you think "the politics" has in store for the world?
In the next 1,000 years, it’s all going to hell. We’re all gonna die. Shareef, 30: Yes. The Scientists. Which scientists?
The Tom Cruise ones. Ah. I see what’s happened here. Hannah, 27: No, I don’t think so. So who’s in charge, then?
We all are. We’re all responsible. Do you think we’re doing a good job?
No. Do you ever feel like starting a secret cabal and setting things straight?
I think I’m trying—me and the other lefties who work in the non-profit sector… It’s not so secret. Jemima, 28 (left), James #1, 38 and James #2, 29. Is there a secret cabal running the world?
James #1: Yes. Who is it?
James #1: The Murdochs. Do you think either of those count as secret?
Jemima: No, it’s not secret. Everyone knows there’s someone calling the shots. 1984. George Orwell. Who would you choose as Big Brother?
James #1: I reckon I’d do a bang up job. What would be your first order of business?
I’m gonna get controversial and say abolish all organized religion.
James #2: I’d vote for you if you did that. Are you Australian?
All: Yes. Kitty, 43 (left) and James, 44. Is there a secret cabal running the world?
James: Oooooh, here we go. Who is it?
It’s probably someone really inconspicuous that you wouldn’t necessarily expect. Maybe Bill Gates.
Kitty: I think it’s five Catholics. Which ones? Like, my granny?
No, probably five quite in-charge ones. No offense to your granny.
James: It’s all about money, tragically.
Noah, 23: No. Definitely not.
So who is in charge, captain?
The government. You don’t think anyone’s in charge of the government?
Oh, sure. Someone else is definitely benefiting, puling the strings. It’s not me, that’s for sure. If it was, I wouldn’t be talking to you. It could be the CIA. What would you do if you were in charge of everything?
I would turn the world into a big happy hipster place. It would be so cool. Everyone would help everyone and it would be a nice place to live.
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