Do TPTB time travel and find out which people will be a threat to them in the future, and then abduct them as kids to thwart that future threat? Quoting: Thor's Hamster
Not very likely. There are several possible reasons why this is not a logical reason.
First off, it would not be a person that causes the PTB any headaches. None of us are John Conner. People can be so easily removed, that the thought of a mere person standing in the way is almost laughable.
It would take a thing. Not necessarily a specific something, but more like an event. A universal epiphany. A collective awakening that so startles the population because it would be so simple, and yet so lasting.
Not an economic or social epiphany, but one formed from the need to be free. The need to join in a world of separatists. A need for freedom from a world of collectiveness. A world of sanctity from a world of state sponsored debauchery. A reawakening of one's need and belief in a true GOD over the harpings of a state ordered agnostic religion.
The only thing that threatens TPTB is the fear that we will no longer have a fear of them. Fear is their only power. They would prefer us to be in constant fear of what they may do, what they may cause, what they may create against us. But fear is all they have ever held over us. Once the fear is gone, their power is gone. They know it, and that is the only real thing that they fear from us.