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Quote from : Wikipedia : New World Order
In conspiracy theory, the term "New World Order" or "NWO" refers to the emergence of a bureaucratic collectivist one-world government.
The common theme in conspiracy theories about a New World Order is that a powerful and secretive elite with a globalist agenda is conspiring to eventually rule the world through an autonomous world government, which would replace sovereign nation-states and put an end to international power struggles.
Significant occurrences in politics and finance are speculated to be orchestrated by an extremely influential cabal operating through many front organizations.
Numerous historical and current events are seen as steps in an on-going plot to achieve world domination through secret political gatherings and decision-making processes.
Prior to the early 1990s, New World Order conspiracism was limited to two American countercultures, primarily the militantly anti-government right, and secondarily fundamentalist Christians concerned with end-time emergence of the Antichrist.
Skeptics, such as Michael Barkun and Chip Berlet, have expressed concern that right-wing conspiracy theories about a New World Order have now not only been embraced by many left-wing conspiracy theorists but have seeped into popular culture, thereby inaugurating an unrivaled period of people actively preparing for apocalyptic millenarian scenarios in the United States of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
Political scientists warn that this mass hysteria may not only fuel lone-wolf terrorism but have devastating effects on American political life, such as the far right and the far left joining forces into an insurrectionary national-anarchist movement capable of subverting the established political powers.
Quote from : Wikipedia : Straw Man
A straw man argument is an informal fallacy based on misrepresentation of an opponent's position.
To "attack a straw man" is to create the illusion of having refuted a proposition by substituting a superficially similar proposition (the "straw man"), and refuting it, without ever having actually refuted the original position.
Presenting and refuting a weakened form of an opponent's argument can be a part of a valid argument.
For example, one can argue that the opposing position implies that at least one other statement - being presumably easier to refute than the original position - must be true.
If one refutes this weaker proposition, the refutation is valid and does not fit the above definition of a "straw man" argument.
Quote from : Wikipedia : Sock Puppet (Internet)
A sockpuppet is an online identity used for purposes of deception within an online community.
In its earliest usage, a sockpuppet was a false identity through which a member of an Internet community speaks with or about himself or herself, pretending to be a different person, like a ventriloquist manipulating a hand puppet.
In current usage, the perception of the term has been extended beyond second identities of people who already post in a forum to include other uses of misleading online identities.
For example, a NY Times article claims that "sock-puppeting" is defined as "the act of creating a fake online identity to praise, defend or create the illusion of support for one’s self, allies or company."
The key difference between a sockpuppet and a regular pseudonym (sometimes termed an "alt" which is short for alternate, as in alternate identity) is the pretense that the puppet is a third party who is not affiliated with the puppeteer or acting under their control for their benefit.
The earliest known usage of the term was on July 9, 1993 by Dana Rollins in a posting to bit.listserv.fnord-l, but the term was not in common usage in USENET groups until 1996.
Quote from : Wikipedia : Grey Propaganda
Grey propaganda is propaganda without any identifiable source or author.
A major application of grey propaganda is making enemies believe falsehoods using straw arguments:
As phase one, to make someone believe "A", one releases as grey propaganda "B", the opposite of "A".
In phase two, "B" is discredited using some strawman.
The enemy will then assume "A" to be true.