The term New World Order (NWO) essentially refers to the theory that a top secret power elite is conspiring to ultimately rule the world through the emergence of a one-world government. References to this so-called secretive power elite with a globalist agenda are regularly featured in both mainstream and alternative media, with 2013 being no exception.
Take a look at some of the latest news and views to grab the headlines about the New World Order.
Los Angeles International Airport Attack
Earlier this month, a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) worker was shot dead and three others injured by a gunman at Los Angeles International Airport. It later emerged that the alleged gunman had anti-government literature in his possession. Law enforcement officials told NBC News that material recovered from Paul Anthony Ciancia outlined an alleged conspiracy to create a single global government.
NBC News claimed that the “manifesto” found on the 23 year old appeared to have been prepared by the New World Order. Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center, an expert on hate groups, said that the one-page document found in Ciancia’s possession included references to the Federal Reserve and “fiat currency”. These terms, Potok highlights, are borrowed from the anti-government “Patriot” movement.
The attack comes at a time when the Patriot Movement has been escalating in popularity and growth. According to statistics compiled by the Southern Poverty Law Center, in 2008, the movement had approximately 149 groups, which jumped to some 1,360 groups in 2012.
The reason for the huge jump in Patriot Movement numbers has been associated with the election of the US’s first black president. Another driver is said to be the crash in the economy, which coincided with President Obama’s rise to power.
New World Order Plans
Guardian columnist, Seumas Milne, refers to the New World Order as being inaugurated in 1990 by George Bush Senior through western economic dominance and US military supremacy.
Milne talks of how two events in 2008 changed this New World Order and opened up the possibility for a new kind of global order. The first of the events was when the US state of Georgia was crushed in a bloody war after it attacked Russian troops in the contested territory of South Ossetia. Milne writes that fresh from unleashing a catastrophic war on Iraq, George Bush declared Russia’s “invasion of a sovereign state” to be “unacceptable in the 21st century.”
At the end of the conflict, Bush warned Russia not to recognize Ossetia’s independence. Russia did exactly that and, according to Milne, the US’s bluff had been called, its military sway undermined by the war on terror, Iraq and Afghanistan. “After two decades which it bestrode the world like a colossus, the years of uncontested US power were over,” wrote the Guardian columnist.
Just weeks later another event marked an “international turning point”. On September 15, 2008 an international credit crisis engulfed the western world with the collapse of the Lehman Brothers. The collapse of the US’s fourth largest investment bank shook international order. Milne wrote that a “voracious model of capitalism forced down the throats of the world as the only way to run a modern economy, at the cost of ballooning inequality and environmental degradation, had been discredited.”
Seumus Milne talks about the death of the Bush-inaugurated New World Order and the rise of a social alternative. Stephen O’Leary, a professor at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School, speaks about why the New World Order ideology is spreading. Talking to CBS News, O’Leary describes how violations of privacy have led to the spread of the belief that the world elite are striving for a New World Order.
One of the most worrying aspects of New World Order is that they are “no longer the province of a crackpot fringe”. More and more people on left and right are accepting the notion that global elites are manipulating us and taking away our rights and plotting advocate national sovereignty, states the US professor.
Other Countries Trying to Usher in the New Order?
Meanwhile China’s official news agency is calling for a “de-Americanized world.” In a controversial report, the state-run news agency, Xinhau, described the United States as a “hypocritical” and “meddling” nation. A Fox News article, which was published in October this year, makes specific reference to how “the world is still crawling its way out of an economic disaster thanks to voracious Wall Street elites”.
“Such alarming days when the destinies of others are in the hands of a hypocritical nation have to be terminated, and a new world order should be put in place, according to which all nations, big or small, poor or rich, can have their key interests respected and protected on an equal footing,” writes Xinhua.
Arab News is also reluctant to hold back its views on New World Order. Similar to Xinhua, Arab News questions when the reign of hypocrisy and double standards will ever end, stating it is time for the United Nations to “wake up and adapt to new geopolitical realities”.
In an article titled “A New United Nations for a New World Order”, Arab News writes it’s past time for the UN to change “to reflect and represent today’s global and democratic realities”.
The conspiracy-theorists’ adrenaline was pumped further when Vice President Joe Biden used the term “New World Order” when describing trade laws at the Export-Import Bank Conference in Washington earlier this year. According to Biden: “The affirmative task before us is to create a new world order because the global order is changing again…”
The Vice President’s blunder added yet another dimension to the assertion that the world’s elite are conspiring for a centralized, one-world government. In a year where leaks of mass US government surveillance have dominated the headlines, it is hardly surprising that the New World Order conspiracy theorists have been documenting their concerns with particular vigor and a smug “I told you so” zest in 2013.
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