即使在西方国家，也有Faceless Man 之说，是党内真正操盘的人. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faceless_men
当然，党内Faceless Man 基本上是被更高层次的Faceless Man 所控制。
Over 10 years ago, Kevin Rudd had promoted Mining Tax to make Australian people share the prospect of mining boom. When the bill had passed after rows, I had easily foreseen the bill could not really obtain significant tax from the mining boom. Soon Kevin was kicked out the office because of ridiculer accusation from the Main Stream Media and the internal struggle within the party.
Years later I discussed this with my boss, complaining that the mining companies had been controlling the MSM and the Australian politics. He said his daughter had been working in Canberra, and had heard that a power broker represented mining consortiums in UK had been sent to Australia, and been talking to Julia Gillard and others to overthrow Kevin.
In short, those mining consortiums controlled some so called experts of the government, who had been appointed to draft the bill to ensure the bill will fail. Then use MSM to form the opposition from the public, then tell the deputies/delegates/puppies in political parties to form storms to blow away the bad boy Kevin Rudd.
At that time, I had rarely heard of conspiracy theory nor I have ever been interested in. It was not that hard to observe and analyse and conclude, even without the insider news I heard years later.