Just how clever are the demonic overlords who now run the whole world at a strategic level - their few possessed, many servants, and multi-millions of dupes running things at the national and local scale?
Are the demons, as many have claimed, supernaturally intelligent?
The question arises because to recognize the decades of long-termist planning and manipulation (and construction of the systemic instruments of planning and manipulation) that went into the Global coup of 2020 - is to recognize an order of sustained purpose, insight and cleverness that appears to go far beyond that of the intellectual ruling classes.
(Many of whom I have known or interacted-with personally - and can confirm that they are grossly inadequate to have planned and manipulated the world in the way that it has been; and are indeed themselves dupes of the most extreme kind.)
The masses now lack even that minimal level of capacity for coherent thinking to recognize that there was a coup, or that they are now ruled globally by purposive evil, or that their very existence (and salvation) are imminently threatened!
The masses have just enough intelligence and analytic ability, falsely to deny the obvious.
So are the demonic masters of this world super-intelligent, perhaps by virtue of being immortal spirits?
I would say - Certainly Not.
What they have-done and are-doing is readily grasped by any 'normal' adult intelligence rooted in a core belief in God and Jesus Christ*.
The human problem is not a relative lack of intelligence, but an absolute deficit of coherent rooting of human intelligence.
Thus, Satan and his army of demons are merely humanly intelligent and insightful; but that ability is organized and directed over the long term of many human generations by their sleepless malice.
Demons have nothing to do but plan and scheme for the malefit of Man and the gratification this brings to them; and that is precisely what they do do.
This is why the powers of evil were, for so many human generations, held at bay; and only after Mankind had become so incoherently-materialistic as to deny the reality God, creation and therefore to deny Satan (who, by his nature, opposes God and creation), and thereby to deny the reality of evil...
Only then could the demons outwit Man.
It is only because Modern Man is self-blinded and self-maimed by his (denied) metaphysical assumptions, that demons have come to seem supernaturally intelligent and clever...
To the extent that Modern Man finds it literally inconceivable that anybody (any being) could contrive the 2020 Global coup and devise this totalitarian world. And, because it is inconceivable - Modern Man reaches for anything-but the simple, obvious explanation*.
*The experience of 2020 shows that many fewer self-identified Christians actually do have a core and rooted belief in God and Jesus Christ than I, at least, would have guessed. Since early 2020 there is now a wedge driven-between (on the one hand) those whose Christianity is externally located in a church/ scripture/ tradition/ theology; and (on the other hand) those whose Christianity is inner-based and primarily upon a direct relationship with the divine and especially Jesus (who is the Holy Ghost). Either we rely essentially on being-told; or we rely on the discernment of God from-within. Although the one does not exclude the other - and ideally both should be active; only inner or outer authority can be primary. And when authority is primarily externally located, then it will now be corrupted by totalitarian evil.
**This (together with an incapacity coherently to conceptualize evil) accounts for the popularity of purely-hypothetical and question-begging 'emergent phenomena' as pseudo-explanations for apparently (and actually) teleological, purposive and coordinated evil leadership. Such hypotheses ('like flocking' or chaos/ complexity theories) always have a deep structure which assumes, but covertly, that which is to be explained.