At first I wanted to avoid writing about this subject because it is too large and not at all well-defined. Later I decided that because I no doubt will refer to the New World Order (NWO) in other articles, it would be best to have at least a short piece to refer to in the future.
Nothing Definitive Here
This needs to be the first point of understanding. No one is an expert on this subject. No one even knows what the plan might be. I mostly believe that there is no organized plan. Many people believe that the global elite—an undefined group of the world’s wealthiest and most power people—intend to eliminate nation states (countries) as we know them and create a single government to rule the world. Yet there is no evidence that such plan truly exists.
Whether or not there is an actual plan to eliminate countries and form a single world government, in many ways this group of elites already rules the world from behind the scenes. Those who believe there is a global government in the future say that the motive would be to make it easier for the elite to control the world if they only had to manipulate one government rather than the 194 or so that exist now. Maybe it is then more accurate to say that the goal is global governance rather than global government.
Global Financial Control
How then to the ultra-rich elite control the world already? The answer: through an international financial/banking system. The Rothschild Family has for over two centuries built an empire of unimaginable fortune. Currently there are only three countries in the world that do not have a “Rothschild Bank” as they are known. Those countries are Cuba, North Korea, and Iran. As recently as the year 2000 there were seven such countries. For more details about this subject I offer the following link:
I cannot even pretend to understand how the vast international finance network works, in cooperation with international organizations such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the Bank of International Settlements. It could be that no one else does either.
A Solid Hypothesis
One of my favorite sources in the alternative media is James Corbett, creator and editor of The Corbett Report. James is patient, an excellent investigator, and does not rely on sensationalism like many of his peers. In one of his shows a couple of years back, a question and answer session, he gave his answer to “What is the New World Order?” It is the most succinct and even-keeled explanation I have ever heard. Rather than include the entire one-hour video here, I cut out the part that contains the question and answer. The segment is only about 7 minutes long and can be seen here:
The Real Issue
Sometimes we get so hung up on words and labels and arguing about their meaning to the point that we lose focus on the concepts and issues. Over the past 10 years or so that I have been more active and gaining more understanding of socio-political issues, I have come to dislike government. I would be very happy if it was possible to eliminate governments altogether, but of course I understand that people are much too dependent on them at all levels.
When the U. S. Constitution was written, the Founding Fathers did their best to design a government structure that was limited, and whose primary job was to protect the individual rights of the American citizen. Of course the opposite happened. It was a plan that was doomed from the start. Government by its very nature takes away rights and freedoms of the citizenry. Anyone who doesn’t realize this need only to stop for a minute and answer the question, “When was the last time that any government did something to INCREASE rights and freedom?” The answer is: Never. Governments make laws and regulations and enforce them—both of which reduce freedoms and rights of the citizens.
The Constitution also left the majority of the authority to the sovereign states. The states are supreme—not the federal government. Of course because the American public has not been vigilant and forced their elected officials to respect their constitutional limits, the plan of the Founders has become unraveled over the years. Today the federal government believes itself to be supreme, and the American people accept that as reality.
The problem with this for me, as for all other American citizens, is that the farther the center of power (government) is from my house the less control I have over that government. If we think about it, the pyramid should be turned upside down, with most the power in the hands of our local governments, less power to state governments, and even less remaining with the faraway federal government.
For me the worst thing about global governance is that the problem I have described here would become WORSE—the highest level of power would be beyond the hands of the people we elect to represent us in Congress. In other words, that power center would be even farther from my house than it is now.
The other characteristic of governments is that they only GROW. Once a new program or department is created it is never eliminated or even reduced in size. This is true even in cases where the program was declared to be temporary. Justification is always found for its continuance.
European Union. If we need an example of this idea of power moving farther away from the average citizen, we need look no further than the European Union. Its headquarters are located in Brussels, Belgium. When it was officially founded (back in the 1970’s as I recall) its stated purpose was to be a “union” among the original seven countries for the purpose of increasing trade and economic cooperation and development. Needless to say it has done nothing but expand its size and authority ever since.
The European Union has its own parliament made up of representatives from all member countries. All countries pay dues. It’s a union, right? But the citizens of Great Britain, France, Germany, and the others do not elect these “representatives,” and have NO direct means to lobby them. Any concerns must be channeled to the parliament through the representative. The regular federal governments continue as before, meaning that the European Union is nothing more than another tier (level) of government ruling over the people.
There is similarly an African Union and an Asian-Pacific Union that we never hear about. Few Americans (or Mexicans or Canadians) are aware that there is a design to establish a North American Union, based on something called the Security & Prosperity Partnership (SPP). The efforts to advance this accelerated during the presidency of George W. Bush, who met secretly at least twice with Mexican president Vicente Fox and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in the mid-2000’s. Wikipedia has an article about the North American Union that provides some information about the history and about the ultimate demise of the SPP. Caution: as I stated in an earlier article, I consider Wikipedia to be a good source of information for black and white facts and figures, but there is definitely a political bias and thus their analyses and interpretations should probably be taken with a grain of salt.
In the End
Hopefully this article has provided some worthwhile information (more than adding to the confusion) about the subject of New World Order. I state again that my belief is that exactly what the planned (or unplanned) design may be, the fundamental problem is that it would move more power away from you and me—average citizens—and put it in the hands of people who we have no way to control.