wizardluv - you might be right. But I personally don't believe that conspiracy theory.
From what we can see, the leadership aren't that clever, they are not organised enough to conspire long-term in that way, they bicker too much. [And are you speaking worldwide?] Through time we have seen major fractions which imply they don't fundamentally get on enough to maintain steady control of the masses in the way you imply over a period of decades.
Of course you can retort the leaders are cackling with glee when they hear my 'blind' response, confirming we are totally oblivious to their power: we are being played to think it is impossible. It's all an elaborate hoax . . .
Also, if there were a conspiracy of secret leaders with the power you state, there are a lot of current (radical) groups which would be exterminated or conveniently disappear. There is no denying this. And yes, some people are assassinated /do disappear, revealing there is some power amongst the elite: but not to the extent you imply.
That's why I wrote the above, the power is in our hands. Resistance is not futile and we should continue to act as we see fit. Whereas we can't counter an invisible leader such as yours. Perhaps the leaders you witness aren't malevolent godlike creatures, it could be an evolution that's got out of hand and isn't serving us well.
I am certainly no conspiracy theorist tin foil hat wearer that I can assure you, but its widely known with evidence that the illegality and banning of the use of psychedelics was done against mind opening and expansion en mass thus giving folk reason to question the authority they want us to live under. Take Cannabis and hemp, it was banned in the twenties or thirties, cant quite remember, and that was purely down to the bosses of the cotton industry in the States saw it as a threat to their industry and profit, so they paid for a bill to be passed which outlawed and demonised it, it certainly wasnt made illegal because they felt it was harmful to society as a substance per se, if it was banned for the good of society then surely alcohol would be classed as a prohibited substance as well. You watched the vid in my post hashtag 23 I presume ( I have to write hashtag as I havent got a hashtag symbol on my laptop keyboard) there's more than enough info in the vid there to show the reasons why the illegality of psychedelics came about from upon high as in the powers that be. It's certainly not a conspiracy, they banned it for the reasons given.
I have to ask as you have lost me here, what invisible leaders ?