For years the Masters had sought someone who could serve as their figurehead, a man of undisclosed origins who would do their bidding. They had found such a man, vacant, without principle, someone detached from, and hostile to, the institutions that had sustained the Nation since it's founding.
The people, turning a blind eye to reality, had proven they were now ready to elect such a man, and this final act of self deception was proof to the Masters that the time had come.
In the year 2008 they succeeded in their attempts to place their lackey in the seat of the Nation's highest office, and thus began the final stages of their assault on the Constitutional Republic which stood in the way of their ultimate goal.
A huge bureaucratic force had been built up over the years, and their vast array of regulations had become confused with the force of laws. These interconnected bureaucracies, all financed with the people's money, would now be greatly enlarged, each with it's own branch of an army directed by and accountable to the Masters alone. They waited patiently for an opportunity to use their army against the people, so that all could see their invincibility.