originally posted by: MimiSia
please share with me your definitions
(latin for enlightened) historically the first occurence of the term is from the supposed "Bavarian Illuminati" by Adam Weishaupt,
a 18th century secret-society promoting fight against obscurantism. It was a time were these secret societies were super popular among notables,
spreading the ideas of the Enlightenment. It is extremely similar to the other orders of the time (masons, rosicrucians, hermeticists, ...) in that it
promotes humanism and fights outdated dogmas.
Later, like most secret societies (again, masons, templars, etc) it became the object of many rumors, the most famous one being that they tried to
take over the world in secret. The masons are still accused of the same today because of their secrecy, and they aren't trying to take over the world,
so there's like 99% chance the same thing happened with the Illuminati in that people started to spread paranoid rumors about them and slowly but
surely it found a way in popular culture. Probably a lot of these rumors come from radical Christians who never liked the idea of a competing
philosophy on the rise, and explaining why these secret societies are accused of "Satanism", something only a Christian would care about.
Today the Bavarian Illuminatis don't exist anymore, but tons of esoteric or conspiracy-driven try to cash in on the name (like it's happening today
with "fake" templars and masons too). Just do a google search about "real Illuminati" and see the dozens of site all claiming to about the real
Illuminatis. Like the recent website "Illuminati.am" which proposes you to join their rank by buying a vacuous pamphlet and a necklace, and to rate
the book highly on amazon and social medias to be accepted as a member.
It's of course just another classical scam banking on the gullibility of people and their fascination with the esoteric.
New world order:
It's a term that is often used by politicians who want to say they will engage in vast reforms. You can hear it whenever and
wherever about almost everything (new economical order, new geopolitical order, new technological world order) and it basically simply means "hold on
to your seats we are about to change EVERYTHING!".
Of course this term has been used by morally dubious politicians worldwide (but not only) so a bunch of people decided it means they are all part of a
plan for a globalist agenda (something that Americans are usually very afraid of because they don't like to have to lose sovereignty to organisations
like the UN or the WTO).
The reality is that the world is indeed heading for more globalization, not because there is a secret agenda to turn the world into a communist
dictatorship, but because its a natural consequence of a more economically liberal world promoted mainly by the US. Free trade between countries as
advocated by the US requires international trade rules and arbitrating, which can only be enforced by transational organizations.
Moreover, the increasing globalization of conflicts and environmental damages also led to the natural emergence of transnational organizations to
avoid said conflicts and to take decisions concerning the whole planet.
Basically, the globalization of the world and the emergence of supra-national organisms are NOT the result of a secret plan to install a worldwide
communist government (classical fear from the cold-war era that is still alive today thanks to decades of brainwashing), but a natural evolution of
our societies competing for a globalized market wished by the US. The US always wanted to export worldwide more easily, now they must face the
consequences that everyone can do the same and also flood the US market with cheap goods.
People can keep saying the "NWO" is a secret agenda for more globalization, globalization is not a secret agenda, its the natural tendancy of ultra
liberal policies (by this, I don't mean liberal as usually -wrongly- understood by Americans as far-left, but the real meaning which is complete
deregulation of the financial and economical sectors, something wished by banks and corporations, thus far from the far-left ideals which are MORE
regulations) giving more power to corporations than to national governments. If people in the US hate the NWO, then they should start giving back more
power to their government, and less to corporations.
Which is unlikely to happen IMHO.
edit on 29-5-2015 by JUhrman because: (no reason given)