What Robert Ludlum couldn't have done with a plot like this!
A Cabal of right wing corporate types works for decades to create The Plan. They manipulate elections by all means including preventing those likely to vote liberal from voting, to manipulating voting machines to count votes incorrectly, and packing the Supreme Court with those who agree with The Plan. Eventually they manage to coordinate the election of their puppet doofus President.
According to The Plan's schedule, there is a terrorist attack in the country which The Cabal turn into a full-blown atmosphere of fear in the country by continually crying, 'terror, fear, terror, fear', ad nauseum. Level of terror threats are designated by colors. These colors are continually changed up and down to keep the citizenry in a constant state of fear. War is declared against a country that had absolutely nothing to do with the terrorist attack, but The Cabal not only uses the war to make billions in profits for themselves, but also to kick off the formation of a mercenary army. At the same time the regular army which may be loyal to the Constitution is being infiltrated by adherents to the religion of The Cabal, which places loyalty to God as expressed by The Cabal over the laws of the country.
After a time, however, the citizenry begin to comprehend that this puppet doofus President doesn't have a clue, the government is totally corrupt, the economy is nearly destroyed, civil liberties have been badly eroded, if not completely done away with. The Cabal begins to sense that they will not be able to win the next election, even with their skulduggerey.
But not for them to worry. While the puppet doofus President has been in office, The Cabal has seen to it that laws have been passed, Executive Orders have been issued, and the stage has been set for him, under orders from The Cabal, to suspend the Constitution and declare martial law without Congressional approval. This has been done so subtly that the corporate media has managed to not have to report on it, so the majority of people don't know this has happened.
All during this time, with coaching, the puppet doofus President keeps saying that there has not been another terrorist attack because he is so wonderful, he has prevented one. But wait! It begins to look like The Plan might fail. Since the puppet doofus President and The Cabal had controlled the first terrorist attack, they begin to spread the rumor that there 'might' be another one soon. One even goes so far as to say that his 'gut' is telling him this might happen. The puppet doofus President's minion is able to get some Congress people to fall for the argument that if they don't vote for his anti-terrorist legislation, then a terrorist attack will happen, and it will be all their fault! 'Fear, fear, terror, terror'. Of course, if Congress doesn't vote for it, that's ok, too. The Cabal can still go ahead with the terrorist attack anyway, because the law, as written, allows the puppet doofus President to suspend the Constitution and declare martial law, enforced by the mercenary army, and all without Congressional approval. So, they get the legislation they want to further jeopardize the civil liberties of the electorate, are one step closer to suspending the Constitution and declaring martial law, and giving the operations of the government over to the corporations, according to The Plan, which The Cabal has put together over the years.
Jason Bourne – Where are you when we need you?