It is a real pleasure to be included in this final round and I am honored to be surrounded by such talented and intelligent people.
Enough butt kissing for everyone? Let's get started!
TruthWithin's Opening Statement
This debate is a little different from what we are all used to. Instead of me arguing the pro side of a given statement and my opponent arguing the con side, Intrepid and I must argue two different options for a common subject, in this case it is the NWO.
My side is: That the NWO is attempting to engineer a global democracy.
Ladies and gentlemen, during the course of this debate I will prove that the "New World Order" has been and continues to try to engineer a global democracy.
We will look closely at the term "New World Order" and clarify precisely where the term comes from and distinguish it from various misconceptions about its origin and intent.
We will look at these "origins" of the New World Order as it pertains to pivotal moments in history and in doing so show, through a series of times "global necessity", that it was indeed the intent to engineer the NWO so as to promote global democracy.
The term "New World Order" is highly vetted here on ATS. In fact, it is such a popular conspiracy theory that it has acquired its own forum here on ATS. That is, after all, what ATS is about; a forum for members to piece together their own ideas about the things that are happening around us in the world. That is why I am here and that is why you, the reader, are here.
In doing so, however, we must pay close attention to what we actually know about something and what we presume to know about something. For this debate, I ask that you, the reader, leave any preconceived notions that you may have behind in order to truly focus on the arguments of the debate.
I ask this because I realize that there is already a total distrust of the NWO here on ATS. This will no doubt serve as an advantage to my opponent, but I think that you will see that by looking at the FACTS about the NWO as opposed to the "theories" about the NWO, you might see another side to our topic.
My job in this debate is to show that the NWO is attempting to engineer a global democracy. That is what I intend to do - not that they HAVE or not even that they WILL - but that they are attempting to.
Origins of the New World Order
We are debating the "nature" of the New World order in this debate. In order to understand the nature of something it is important to understand the origins and context of which an ideology came to be.
The first utterance of the term "New World Order" came directly after World War I. The use of this term was a result of President Woodrow Wilson's plea to the world for a League of Nations and to form a New World Order.
Directly after the war there was a period of chaos and confusion in the world. Governments were still reeling from the tremendous loss, both in human casualties and in national treasure. People were questioning how such a war could come to pass. There was indeed a need for a global solution and President Woodrow Wilson felt that a League of Nations would indeed create a New World Order of sorts to
make the world safe for democracy
Wilson felt that the most crucial element of the New World Order to be the stuff of what he loved about America - democracy - governments run by the people, for the people.
We all know that the league of nations failed miserably. It is important to note, however, that while it may have failed, its intent and design was to engineer global democracy.
Again, we are discussing the nature of the NWO here. While one can argue all day as to what the RESULTS of something are, results do not always speak to the INTENT or the attempt at something. The road to hell, after all, is paved with good intentions.
In my next post I will continue on with this theme of the NWO and show a clear pattern of intent to engineer a global democracy.
I open the floor to my opponent.