The New World Order, also known as the One World Government, is one of the oldest conspiracy theories. The New World Order’s supporters claim that powerful and influential people are used to create change in the world by groups such as the Builderbergs and the Freemansons. They created entities such as the Trilateral Commission, and a virtual alphabet soup full of acronyms. The UN, EU, IMF, WTO, and half a dozen other organizations are thought to be pawns in the plan to subjugate the entire world by war, intimidation and trampling upon human rights for a few select people at the top secret hierarchy of world rulers.
This contradicts how many people are taught to view the new world order. The New World Order is presented in utopian science fiction stories as a positive thing. Many sci-fi writers write that humans discover that they can accomplish much more together than their differences, and that the whole species works together as a finely tuned machine after enough chaos and conflict. The end of war. Poverty is eradicated. Many diseases that thrive in poor rural areas and slums are eradicated. Crime rates plunge. As humanity creates new cities, R&D and manufacturing rise. A fleet of spacecraft is built to travel deep into space and answer our most fundamental questions. The One World Government of scifi literature is a powerful tool to help humanity and move forward in our social evolution. It is a mechanism that arises when we transcend tribalism, nationalism, and start to think of ourselves as human beings first and foremost. Why is the New World Order of conspiracy theory so evil?
It has to do with Biblical literature and the Leo Taxil hoax. We need to begin with Marie Joseph Gabriel Antoine Jogand Pages, a French tabloid journalist. He was not willing to write about it so he took the pseudonym Leo Taxil. His writings were a rebuke to the Catholic Church, for which he felt little affection. The Freemasons in late 19th-century Europe were treated with great animosity. This was because the leaders of the various countries pinned responsibility for the American Revolutionary War, and the French Revolutionary War on the elite gentlemen’s club. It evolved from a stone masons union that often worked on Knights Templar-funded churches. Some popes claimed that Masons were Satanic as they did not respect the authority of Vatican II and lean towards Deism.
Taxil devised a scheme to exploit Catholic animosity towards Freemasons. She created the character of Diana Vaughan, a woman who was a Satanist. Vaughan was allegedly involved with Masons to the point that she knew their deepest secrets. She was summoned by Masons to be incarnate demons. She witnessed a secret factory in arctic where antiChurch and proSatan propaganda was being printed. She was able to hear the lodge masters talk to her about their plans to unify the world under a “pure Luciferian doctrine.” Despite these claims being bizarre and outrageous, Pope Leo XIII believed them and promoted them to warn against Satanists among good, God-fearing Christians.
Taxil converted to Catholicism before he wrote the book. He also vowed to fix the damage to his faith that he caused by the tabloids he’d written about popes, their indulgences, and other tabloids. His books were regarded as genuine investigative work. People wanted to believe because of their existing hatred for Masonic. Whether it was conscious or not, Taxil’s Devil of the Nineteenth Century used two lines from Revelations 13, which are the foundation of the anti-Christ concept.
13:7 – And it was given to him to make war against the saints and to defeat them: and power was granted to him over all kinds, tongues, nations, and races.
13:8 – All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been recorded in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain since the foundation of the universe.
Taxil finally assembled a crowd of thousands, including church leaders, to present Diana Vaughan to all the world. Taxil was the only one to come up on the stage. He shared his surprise that so many people would fall for such wild claims and thanked the church for giving him credibility and promotion. He bowed, and he left the stunned crowd.
But his hoax didn’t die. It is still believed that fundamentalist religious groups see it as proof of evil groups seeking to unite the globe and summon Satan to rule all of humanity. They were immediately grouped with the Freemasons as they had a similar agenda and were soon deemed to be dangerous. This is why archconservatives are afraid of a New World Order. Recent conspiracy theorists have taken this fear and made it into a list of governments they don’t trust, corporations that they don’t like, and alien rumors with which they are fascinated.
The theory was possible since 120 AD, when a Christian exile named John wrote Revelations in an attempt to channel his hatred of the Romans and dream of how God would defeat them. Since the 1500s, many writers have tried to spread rumors about a New World Order conspiracy. There was a lot of literature in the subconscious mind. It was an explosive combination that needed a spark to ignite. This combination included the timing of major events and the presence of a prominent club that had wealthy and powerful members. Taxil’s book was that spark, and the great conspiracy theory grew.