New World Order conspiracy theories have existed since the Enlightenment era since the beginnings of freemasonry and related secret societies. For over 200 years, these conspiracy theories have gained support and popularity alleging that a New World Order consisting of power elites rules the world as we know it. From economic downturns to assassinations to religious views and presidential elections, NWO theorists assert that secret group of elites rule everything. Their goal? World domination, of course.
New World Order conspiracy theories seem to have gone quiet for some time but have seen something of a resurgence in recent years – prompted by a twist in the theories. Now, the beliefs have combined with pop culture: many modern day icons conclude that American celebrities, politicians world wide, and even the Pope are all members of the NWO. This society is often called The Illuminati. Time magazine mentions it in an online article about the top conspiracy theories:
Take the Illuminati, a sect said to have originated in 18th century Germany and which is allegedly responsible for the pyramid-and-eye symbol adorning the $1 bill: they intend to foment world wars to strengthen the argument for the creation of a worldwide government (which would, of course, be Satanic in nature).
The Illuminati is a real organization that was founded by Adam Weishaupt in 1776. Today, when we hear the term Illuminati however we do not think of the Weishaupt secret society of renaissance intellectuals.
We are more likely to think of Jay-Z throwing up the pyramid or of the slew of celebrities and politicians that are supposedly in cahoots. Conspiracy theorists allege that the rap world is full of Illuminati symbolism from the pyramid, the eye of Horus, to song lyrics, and apparel.The pyramid shaped hand signal really represents the all-seeing eye of Horus which traces back to ancient Egypt as a symbol of protection and power. The eye can even be found on the back of our dollar bill. Just below it the words “Novus Ordo Seclorum” appear which mean “New Order of the Ages”.
Churchofillumination.com provides lists of musicians, actors, athletes, and politicians who are alleged members of the omnipotent society. The website even claims that Whitney Houston, Tupac, and Michael Jackson were all murdered for trying to expose Satan and the society. President Obama, Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke, and Bill Gates are also in on the plan, according to the site. This should come as know surprise since most conspiracy theories claim that the Federal Reserve is one of many “ghost” institutions that serves as a facade for Illuminati manipulation. So everyday economic occurrences such as fluctuations in inflation and exchange rates as well as impacting events like recessions and depressions are all purposefully caused by a group of individuals to achieve a certain end? That’s what many are claiming. Infowars.com goes as far as to say that almost one-third of Americans believe in the Illuminati and their ultimate world domination. We are not sure that survey data backs up this assertion.
Actors, athletes, musicians, powerful families, and politicians all manipulate the media in order to reach their goals. It is all part of one grand plan. Some even claim that thirteen “Illuminati bloodlines” exist including families such as the Rothschilds, the Kennedys, the Onassis family, and the Rockefellers to name a few. Perhaps we will go on Ancestry.com later and see if we are related.