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You know, there is a distinct possibility that the Illuminati and the NWO are two very different entities with very different goals.
Look at it from this perspective. Why would the Secret Service raid Steven Jackson's offices if the Illuminati is as powerful as they are supposed to be? All the Illuminati would have to do is say no, and Steven Jackson finds himself eating poisoned cheese puffs the next day.
Secret Service? Not so clever. The power plays and manipulations detailed in the Illuminati card game play out like the World leaders are running in accordance with a plan that they cannot change the rules to. Namely the Illuminati's. Why else would a judge throw out the case if Jackson wasn't acting on the Illuminati's behalf?
Because those who are trying to enact the NWO are so stymied by their own rules and regulations, not to mention the Illuminati's orders as well, that any revelation will cause an immediate panic from TPTB to whom the Secret Service and other government agencies respond directly to.
Just like the convoluted nature of this card game the rules just don't make much sense until you play the game from an outside perspective that of the Illuminati who is what the players represent in the game.
People keep trying to associate the Illuminati with the Antichrist, I just don't see it. Rather, I see religions in general falling neatly in place with a powerful prophet who promises the world to the masses if only they get chipped and follow the New World Order.
The Illuminati doesn't give a crap about getting a bad reputation from a card game, the entities trying to create a NWO are so stuck in their behaviors that any variance results in havoc, the Illuminati just so happened to point it out through Steven Jackson, and he isn't dead because he did exactly what he was supposed to do.
Reveal the NWO, and let them stew about it for a long, long time.
Originally posted by kngspde
Because not everyone working for this "NWO" are in the "know", if you will.
Many members of the Council on Foreign Relations don't know what their true purpose is or the true activities they engage in.
I can believe that there is a pyramid structure of control, with 1 head or many heads controlling everything.
No, the Bavarian Illuminati was started by a layman, not a priest. He was Jesuit-educated, but hated the Jesuits. The original Bavarian Illuminati was anti-Tyranny and pro-separation of church & state; two qualities that are still alive and well in modern Freemasonry.
Originally posted by All Seeing Eye
Historically it appears the "Illuminati" was started by a Catholic priest, who in reality was converted from Judaism. The NWO bunch seem to interested in profit over anything else.
The CFR, the Bilderbergs, the Trilateral Commission, G20, the Bohemian Grove… these are just a few examples of groups of The Powers That Be. There's not a clear overlap or intersection of all of them—there may be individuals who are members of 2 or more of the groups, but the intersections are hard to pinpoint. Is there a group above these all controlling them? Or are they-themselves a multi-headed hydra fighting with itself?
Originally posted by GideonHM
What do you think would be an alternative theory to a larger controlling force rather than the NWO and Illuminati?