I really don't know how to respond to this. I don't understand your reasoning process. Because the CIA and its contracted intel people were able to keep a drug smuggling operation quiet on the outskirts of a small town, therefore, that means that it is possible for a giant satellite operation involving thousands of towns to have sprung up as part of some giant pedophile occultist cabal that does all kinds of horrific things. See the problem with this line of thinking?
So first, to your point... if we think that a vast worldwide "club" (so to speak), can only exist if individuals consciously (and I am speaking of the waking state, ordinary level of normal everyday consciousness) agree to participate, then I would make odds extremely high you are correct to think (and thus say) it doesn't exist.
If we consider there's a shared and seemingly separate level of extended consciousness which an extension of the individual permeates... a level which far too many of us are unable, unwilling (subconsciously) or prefer not to recognize (at their ordinary consciousness level) and at that level, the club is tightly formed... then it seems entirely possible that folks at this physical level of existence operate as if they are secret members of some global "satanic" Illuminati type thingie.
If this possibility is actually true, then I think the question each of us might ask ourselves is... why would I (knowingly or not) be exposed to such a possibility? And my answer to that question has become - because I bought into the dynamic. I bought into this strange idea of "supernatural good" and "supernatural evil." There's something attractive about it to me. And that's why I keep finding myself chased by "evil" and saved by "angels." I get something out of it. I get a sense of meaningfulness. That feeds my soul.
And so I have recently concluded that The Phenomenon is a part of the grand reality and that it must be feeding off something we provide to "It" or why else would it be in this grander dynamic with us and why would it disguise itself so wonderfully in all these paradigms that come and go like fashion fads? It seems that we cast of an energetic via our emotional bodies and it is this energetic which "It" consumes. And that's my current working theory.