posted on Nov, 4 2008 @ 01:37 AM
I guess this incorporates a certain level of perspective, but long-term often means the next 30 years or so, thus I guess I'm just giving my own
version of the conspiracy. I've noticed that the new World Order conspiracy theory has a historiography of its own, that is, the theory has
transformed and altered itself in many different ways over the years. I think its become time to present a new theory, one that is far more grounded
As a disclaimer, understand I am not a conspiracy theorist by any means. However, I do believe that certain (bad) things do happen when "a small
group of people who control a disproportionate amount of wealth, privilege, and access to decision-making of global consequence." (I quoted that from
Wikipedia) This is the power elite thesis, and its explains just about everything that is wrong with this country. That is what I subscribe to, so as
far as I'm concerned, all this talk about the Illuminati and whatnot is bunk.
To start off, I want to sum up the New World Order conspiracy theory in very general terms. The current theory is one that had its origins in the late
1980s and reached its peak perhaps just prior to 9/11 and afterwards, commenced a slow death and replacement by this new theory I put forth. While not
everyone has subscribed to this theory, it was certainly the most popular version and it was the right-wing, libertarian view of the situation.
Non-governmental organizations such as the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, the World Trade Organization, were composed of
pwoerful individuals with large amounts of the world's wealth at their disposal, and they would come together to back a gradual takeover of the U.S.
and then the entire world via the United Nations. The U.N. was seen by many on the right as violating the sovereignty of the U.S.
Coupled with the big-government, big-spending years of the two Clinton administrations, the right-wing view of the New World Order certainly seemed to
have merit in the eyes of conspiracy theorists. What it all amounts to is the idea that various groups are coming together to create a socialist world
state ruled by the U.N., where all individual and personal freedoms are subverted, political correctness is highly maintained, relgion is restricted,
essentially the worst left-wing society one could imagine. This is a theory subbscribed to by groups like The John Birch Society, the right-wing
militia movement, some evangelical Christians, Pat Buchanan, and John Rense. We saw this theory exhibited in a lot of fiction, such as the awesome
2000 PC game Deus Ex.
Then came 9/11. This, to me, is a watershed moment in the history of conspiracy theories not only for the theories it generated, but it started a
trend that began to kill off the right-wing view of the NWO theory, a theory I now feel has been largely debunked. The right-wing libertarian view's
center of gravity is the supposed authority harbored by NGOs, as well as transnational groups. While terrorists have certainly demonstrated their
interest, the inability of the U.N. to effectively carry out its mandate, enforce its laws, as well as the ongoing economic/ financial crisis shows
that globalism and world government is a total failure and not possible at this stage. Therefore, the notion of a one-world government conspiracy
suddenly carries far less water. A strict exmaination of world events, in fact, would show that these conspiracy theorists were most certainly
overrating the power held by these organizations. Russia's invasion of Georgia, which absolutely handicapped not just the U.N., but the E.U. and NATO
as well, along with both Iraq and Iran's constant defiance of U.N. sanctions shows that fears of dictatorial powers harbored by the U.N. have
absolutely no basis in fact. Let it also be known that since the establishment of the U.N., not once has the sovereignty of the U.S. ever been
threatened. In fact, the invasion of Iraq in 2003 shows that American sovereignty is rather alive and well.
Overall, Russia's invasion of Georgia, NATO's fragmentation, stagnance in the E.U., and the ineffectiveness of the U.N. in a supposed-era of
globalism, multilateralism, and internationalism, shows that such perceptions were complete fantasy and illusions, and the nation-state has returned
to prominence and that it has always driven world affairs since its inception, nothing else. With that, we can effectively put the popular, modern
theory of the NWO to rest. As far as I'm concerned, it is bunk.
More to come in my second post.