The matrix has seen many revisions over time. In certain periods of history (mostly pre-Atlantis/flood), the intruder races have openly ruled as "god-kings", with humanity serving them as a slave race. Everyone knew the rules up front. There were no illusions about who was "master" and who was "slave", or who was human and who was not.
In this current period, at least the last few thousand years, they have chosen to stay off the Earth's surface for the most part, remaining underground, on their moon-station and Mars, avoiding direct and open interaction with humanity.
Perhaps they could no longer tolerate surface conditions due to atmospheric changes and the strength of the Sun. Human resistance and uprisings may have been another factor. Whatever drove them into hiding, it seems that the decision was forced by external events.
The reptilians (draconians, orions) rule today's world through proxy, using their hybrid agents to control human civilization from the inside, while they remain hidden from human awareness.
These hybrids were engineered by splicing their own DNA with human DNA, producing a creature that was capable of shapeshifting back and forth between the two distinct forms (Cain bloodline). In addition to their shapeshifting capabilities, the hybrids were also better suited to surface life under the Sun.
The reptilians sent their hybrid shapeshifters to infiltrate human societies, to rise through the ranks into positions of power, mainly through deception and murder. From pharaohs and emperors to kings and queens to presidents and prime ministers, they are always in the fold.
The master reptilian-intruder races are the "watchers", the all-seeing eye above the pyramid, the mind behind the matrix, while the illuminati shapeshifters are their hands, molding the physical aspects of human society, enforcing their will from ground level.
Beyond a certain point, one can only guess at the true depth of the matrix and all the beings that are involved with it. Whether you call them archons, demons, watchers, Lucifer, Satan or Baphomet, there does exist a select group of minds who are the ultimate controllers of this matrix reality.
Human thoughts and emotions are their source of energy and power. This is one of the reasons why the civilization has been structured the way it has, with all of its conflicting belief systems and manufactured wars and disasters. All the pain, misery, fear and hate generates the kind of low-vibration energy that is valuable and useful to these various groups.
Like sharks to blood, this massive output of low-vibration energy has attracted other parasitic entities into this reality. While their forms (bodies) may exist outside the spectrum of visible light, they are still close enough in vibration to interact with us on an energetic-emotional level.
The reptilian-illuminati bloodlines view themselves as the children of the "gods", from whom they have been given the absolute right to rule over humanity.
In order to retain their dominant reptilian traits and shapeshifting talent, these families must interbreed religiously. They need to have a certain configuration of reptilian genetic code within their DNA to maintain their connection and value to the master races, the "gods", who provide them the knowledge and tools they need to control humanity. Their ability to be possessed may also depend on this.
By the same token, if they end up excessively dominant to the reptilian side, it becomes very difficult for them to assume and hold human form, which carries its own set of problems. Given how important this is to their ability to remain on top, it's not surprising that they keep such meticulous records of family trees and genetic histories.
They will occasionally seed themselves outside of the core families, even into human families, to create lesser bloodlines. These secondary bloodlines provide them a subordinate cast of characters who can help them more effectively execute their agenda. Bill Clinton is an example of this, being part of the Rockefeller bloodline and Adolf Hitler, who is (was) apparently a Rothschild.
The hierarchy of families appears to be based on the purity of genetic lineage to the original Cain bloodline (first hybrids). The highest ranking individuals will always be in charge of the money/credit system, as this is their most important means of physical control over humanity. Below them are the corporate and media heads, and the government and military leadership.
The lesser ranks serve in supporting roles, to "flesh out" their control over society and promote their agenda from all levels and angles, with many voices. Whatever occupation it may be, the most influential positions within that field will be held by reptilian hybrids - musician, actor, director, news reporter, writer, politician, police chief, religious leader, scientist, doctor, lawyer, professor, activist, etc.
As the vibratory rate and spectrum of energies change during the Great Shift, the reptilian hybrids (illuminati) are experiencing increased instability within their DNA structure. This causes moments of involuntary shapeshifting or even more persistent regressions in some features, usually beginning with the eyes.
Maintaining form stability will become more and more of a challenge for them as vibration accelerates, to the point where many of them will no longer be able to appear before the public. Once this happens, they will have to go underground. This can only be damaging to their agenda.
The oppression of higher consciousness has been a long-running affair for these controlling intruder groups. In the recent past, the church was the primary means of control over the population at large.
Anyone who had a concept of God-Source as something other than the established view of the church would be quickly put down, through witch hunts, inquisitions, burning people at the stake or otherwise torturing and killing them in open view.
If people began to understand themselves as Infinite being and one with Source, they would have no need of the church, their hierarchies, or their "god" of judgement and vengeance. They would no longer be controllable.
This last iteration of the matrix program has seen an overall shift from monarchy to democracy. Every "system of governance" eventually wears out its welcome at some point and they have to move on to something else before the population loses faith and begins to resist. Sometimes it's necessary to orchestrate revolutions to impress the public with the idea that the change is legitimate, driven by real people at ground-level.
In reality, it's only an illusion of change. While some of the lesser players are shuffled around, the names and faces on the public stage, the same core group of families remains in charge throughout, directing from behind the scenes.
The "democracy/republic" appears to be their most effective system of control. Unlike a monarchy or dictatorship, it provides the illusion of choice/change and a way to gain consent and approval from the public through voting. Through their superficial participation, people are led to believe that they are the government, that it represents their will.
Not only do political parties help maintain the illusion of choice, they are useful for dividing and diverting the public, getting people to fight over meaningless issues and blame each other when it goes "wrong".
The system is meant to be a bureaucratic mess. It keeps the public spinning in circles, chasing false hopes which never lead anywhere. It keeps them from putting all the pieces together and seeing the big picture, who's really behind it, what they're doing and why. Governments and nations do not exist, certainly not as most people imagine.
Nearly all of the world's "leaders" are Luciferian agents, including some of those from the so-called rogue states, like Iran's president Ahmadinejad (shapeshifter).
They occupy the top positions in government, the military and the larger corporations. They control the global credit/money system, the banks and financial institutions. They run the media and entertainment industry, the educational and medical establishment. They even control the "criminal" and "terrorist" organizations. They all serve the same agenda.
There are many companies and organizations that are not part of the Luciferian agenda, that are actually trying to do something good. They're never part of the central control structure, however, and the reptilians work to keep them under the thumb of their regulatory agencies (FDA, AMA, EU, etc.).
While it can be difficult at first, it's important to come to grips with the fact that the system is their creation and its core function is to control humanity. However, sometimes it is possible for people to turn the system to their advantage and make something positive for themselves.
The internet is a good example of this. I believe their original intention in making it mainstream was to provide more sources of media propaganda/programming and reptilian brain diversion (pornography, online games, chat, etc.). It would allow them to more easily monitor the public's mood, find out what people are thinking, and gather information. There were also profits to be made.
Many sites (including YouTube, Facebook and some of the conspiracy forums) are run by the intelligence agencies (CIA, NSA, etc.), which should not come as a surprise. We can make good use of these things while they are available, but we should never lose sight of the intended purpose.
The Eye in the Sky
According to Alex Collier, Icke and others, the moon is the origin of all reptilian-intruder control over Earth reality. The evidence certainly points to it being something other than an ordinary moon:
Various surface structures, both remnants and active, wide but shallow "craters" with flat bottoms, exceptionally high gravity for its size (2/3 that of Earth), an apparently semi-hollow, metallic interior, and an unnatural rotation/revolution which always keeps the same side facing Earth.
Whatever its origins, whether it started out as a real moon/planetoid or a completely fabricated structure, it now serves as an orbital base/station/platform for the intruder races. Obviously, its arrival here took place a very long time ago.
If one needs to be invisible to humanity and still remain within striking distance of Earth, there isn't a better place to do this than the far side/interior of the moon. The moon allows them to watch events from a safe distance, out of the reach of any wars or cataclysms that may be taking place on Earth. It would also make sense to keep your most important technology on the moon, so there's no danger of disruptions or having it destroyed during upheavals.
The moon's effect on Earth can be readily observed in the various physical systems it regulates, like tides and reproductive cycles in plants and animals. Much of this atmospheric modification program may be controlled via technology based on the moon. The core technology of the control grid, the matrix-hive mind, must also be located there.
Semiramis, who is known as the "mother of god" and "queen of heaven" is one of the most prominent figures in illuminati-reptilian lore. Ishtar, Isis, the virgin Mary, and other goddesses/figures in various cultures/religions are all representations of Semiramis. She is actually the moon goddess, often seen holding the torch of illumination (Lucifer/watchers) when depicted in human form. The dove is also symbolic of Semiramis.
The reptilian hive mind is real. The group of beings that sits at the very top of the control matrix use this hive mind to subjugate everyone else to their will, from the other intruder races to the hybrids to humans. As stated earlier, those with higher percentages of reptilian genetic code in their DNA are more strongly influenced and controlled by the matrix-hive mind. Its pull can be incredibly powerful.
This is how they dominate/assimilate other groups, through the creation of hybrids and injection of their genetic code into the target population. We can observe the hive mind in the rather uniform behavior of the illuminati (hybrids in general) and their relentless dedication to the Luciferian agenda and the maintenance of its structures and traditions.
I believe that the presence of these reptilian-human hybrids on Earth actually amplifies the effect of the matrix-hive mind. The spine is an antenna, a receiver-transmitter of energy-information after all, and they are probably serving to re-broadcast the matrix message (slowing vibration), just as others are serving to broadcast the message of Light and Truth (increasing vibration).
As the vibratory rate increases during this Great Shift, and more Light enters the Universe, the reptilians are finding that their control grid (hive mind) is having a harder time suppressing human consciousness, keeping it contained within the box.
I believe this is the reason why their attacks have intensified dramatically in recent years - fluoride, mercury, aluminum, excitotoxins, parasites, drugs of all kinds, TV, subliminals, cell phones/towers, chemtrails, HAARP, etc. The goal is to break down the human brain (pineal gland) to such an extent that it can no longer support higher consciousness.
They have foreseen the Great Shift and the potential awakening of humanity from the very beginning. Most of what they've done over the last 60+ years has been about preparing for this period of time, to cut people off from the awakening before it has a chance to gain momentum.
They are working furiously to maintain the integrity of their frequency control grid by building out infrastructure and adding new technology, blocking the Sun's Light and bombarding the Earth and humanity with EM radiation. So far, they have managed to keep most people in the cage, but that may change as Ascension reaches its final stages.