This plan, like the one in Britain, was not simply a misunderstanding.
It takes a lot of coordination to pull it off. The point was to get control of the food supply.
Then get control of everything else.
The common man, roughly on par intellectually with a domestic house pet, has no idea. He honestly believes nobody in the world is brighter than he is or could work with others in a long term exercise against his interests. That's a fatal flaw in his makeup, it turns out. The world is filled with people who pursue these very schemes every waking minute.