Among the most popular conspiracy theories are those surrounding the Bilderbergs, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Illuminati, the Skull and Bones Society, and the Trilateral Commission. There are many more... enough to make you extremely paranoid, especially if you believe 100% of what they each suggest. There are even those which put forth the idea that the Free and Accepted Masons (or just "Masons", as most of us know them) are a continuation of the philosophical and political line of the Knights Templar - eliminated with great prejudice (i.e. killed) by order of King Philip of France in 1307.
The Bilderbergs are comprised of about 120 of the world's most powerful and influential "movers and shakers", including (among others) ex-Presidents Jimmy Carter and William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton; Lt. General Keith B. Alexander, Director of OUR National Security Agency; Timothy Geithner, Secretary of the Treasury; David Rockefeller (also CFR), and Craig Mundy, Microsoft USA, etc., etc. The membership rolls read like a "Who's Who" of economics, education, finance, government, industry, media, pharmaceuticals, and technology! (http://www.scribd.com/doc/15684752/Bilderberg-Meeting-2009-Greece-Complete-Members-List)
The Council on Foreign Realtions includes such notables as - Ambassador Madeleine Albright, Walter F. "Fritz" Mondale, George Cabot Lodge, Irving R. Levine, Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard C. Holbrooke, etc. Another laundry list of over 4,000 international power brokers in economics, education, finance, government, industry, media, pharmaceuticals, and technology!
The Illuminati are probably the most secret of the "secret societies", and little is known about their existence prior to 1776. Credit is given to Adam Weishaupt, of Ingolstadt Bavaria, as the founder of the modern-day Illuminati on May 1, 1776. Theorists have claimed that many notable people were or are members of the Illuminati, including Winston Churchill, David Rockefeller and Zbigniew Brzezinski. Although I don't know that anybody outside the Illuminati has ever seen an Illuminati membership list, the order does exist... at least in name, and in some form or another. Being technologically savvy and proficient, they even have a web site -(http://illuminati-order.com/join.html)
Most of us have heard of the "Skull and Bones Society" - if only by way of the 2004 motion picture The Skulls - but very few of us have ever experienced being a "Bonesman". Again, the membership at Yale University is elitist in nature, currying the male offspring of bankers, politicians, industrialists, lawyers, and assorted power brokers to take their "rightful place" in controlling society. Several generations of the Bush family were/are "Bonesmen", going back to George Ws grandfather, Prescott Bush (Yale 1917), and forward to uncles, father George H. and to Gee-Dubbya himself. This is where the networking begins and where alliances are created to further the ambitions of... whom? These people are not brought to Yale's Skull and Bones Society by accident. The Skull and Bones is a gateway... an investment of indoctrination in the ways of "the shadow world". It is a training ground for the power brokers of tomorrow. Inasmuch as it is a secret society I can only provide these vague generalities about its intent and mechanisms.
The Trilateral Commission - affectionately known as the "TriLats" - is another multinational NGO (non-governmental organization) which is responsible to no one... yet they exert influence over virtually everyone. Several hundred names comprise the membership, and I will list just a few of the more recognizable names representing the USA: former Ambassador and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright; George Herbert Walker Bush, former President of the USA; Zbigniew Brzezinski, former Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; Richard B. "Dick" Cheney, former Vice President; Richard C. Holbrooke, Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan; Samuel C. Johnson, Director, Mobil Corp.; Thomas G. Labrecque, President Chase Manhattan Bank; Cyrus R. Vance, Director, Manufacturers Hanover Bank. And there are hundreds more from the USA and around the world!
Now, at the risk of boring you, here a a few quotable quotes from names you might recognize:
"The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes." Benjamin Disraeli, first Prime Minister of England, in a novel he published in 1844 called Coningsby, the New Generation
"Today, America would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order [referring to the 1991 LA Riot]. Tomorrow they will be grateful! This is especially true if they were told that there were an outside threat from beyond [i.e., an "extraterrestrial" invasion], whether real or *promulgated* [emphasis mine], that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this *scenario*, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well-being granted to them by the World Government." Dr. Henry Kissinger, Bilderberger Conference, Evians, France, 1991
"In the next century, nations as we know it will be obsolete; all states will recognize a single, global authority. National sovereignty wasn't such a great idea after all." Strobe Talbot, President Clinton's Deputy Secretary of State, as quoted in Time, July 20th, 1992.
"Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had mens views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the Field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it." Woodrow Wilson,The New Freedom (1913)
"We are at present working discreetly with all our might to wrest this mysterious force called sovereignty out of the clutches of the local nation states of the world." Professor Arnold Toynbee, in a June 1931 speech before the Institute for the Study of International Affairs in Copenhagen.
By now you're probably wondering, "So, what's your point?" I tend to believe in the old adage, "Where there's smoke there's fire." As I said in beginning this post, there's a conspiracy theory for everybody, and when I play connect the dots the common thread connecting these CTs is a unified, secular, one-world government, with a world currency (I also infer a world military), controlled by a class of ruling elite. Here's my reasoning:
- Each of the aforementioned organizations has one other thing in common - multinationalism. It is beyond my ability to believe that all these many nations are working for the betterment of each individual nation in its sovereign state.
- The establishment of the European Union was the beginning of what I see as the final phase of creating the New World Order (we'll call that the "working title" for the Universal Global Government [UGG]).
- The push for NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) is essentially a cloning of the EU economic experiment for the Americas - from Barrow, Alaska to Isla Herschel, Chile (off the southern tip of South America). "Trade" is not the only thing this agreement brings about... it essentially eliminates borders, and creates a single currency among the Americas (much like the Euro)
- There is a concept in management called "span of control", which is shaped like a pyramid. This concept logically assumes that there are only so many things that one person can control. Lets look at it like a corporation - the higher up the pyramid one goes, the more responsibility they accumulate, but they also perform less actual "work". The CEO is at the top of the pyramid, beneath him are the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, and beneath each of them are several Division Chiefs, who each have several Managers that they supervise, and so on down to the workers.
- The UN is comprised of 192 individual and independent nation states, each with their own agenda to benefit their particular nation state. The "CEO" is the Secretary-General, and beneath him are the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, the Trusteeship Council, and the International Court of Justice, and finally we get to the General Assembly. However, the internal structure of the UN is relatively unimportant - what is important is its external span of control.]
- The establishment of the European Union was seen as a social experiment by much of the world, and the EU has, thus far, been a successful one. What most people don't realize is that it actually began in 1951, as the European Coal and Steel Community with just six member states. Little attention was paid to the EU until January 1, 1999, when the euro was introduced to world financial markets as an accounting currency. Then, in May of 2004, ten nations joined the EU, which doubled its membership at that time. Today there are twenty-seven member nations in the EU, sixteen of which have adopted a common currency called the "euro".
- The problem with mega-states, such as the EU, is that at some point in time, they will develop - due to their sheer numbers - the ability to control trade within a region. Controlling trade is an excellent recruitment tool, which allows them - through intimidation and the fear of being cut off and isolated from resources which the "outer nations" may not have - to consume even more real estate.
- Let's return to the UN now. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), being pushed by the UN, and strongly supported by the U.S. government is designed to "unify" the Americas in the EU fashion - turning it into a single, essentially borderless landmass, with a single currency and a centralized government. Think about how much easier it would be for a One World government to take control of 3 or 4 mega-states, than to gain control of 192 sovereign nations. The world would then become a dystopia, much like the ones presented in Fritz Lang's 1927 silent movie "Metropolis", Orwell's novel "1984", and Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451". If you'd like to scare the hell out of yourself, watch the movies made of all three in a marathon! I'm not saying that this will happen, only that the potential for such a scenario does exist if/when all the pieces are put into place.
- Who better than the UN to then take apparent control of the world? I say "apparent" because we may never know who the real power is behind the apparent power. The truly scary part of the UN is that our left-wing loonies, most of whom worship at the temple of the United Nations in New York City, are supporting the following, extracted from the United Nations "Declaration of Human Rights" (emphasis added to Article 29 (3)):
- Article 29.
(1) Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible.
(2) In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law solely for the purpose of securing due recognition and respect for the rights and freedoms of others and of meeting the just requirements of morality, public order and the general welfare in a democratic society.
(3) These rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.
- Which brings me to my next scenario...
And that is my personal CT - which, admitedly, is entirely based on supposition and conjecture. Connecting the factual dots in a purely "what if?" and "worst-case" scenario (being multi-national in organizational structure, I'm fairly certain that they are not all working to further the best interests of the United States of America.). There is certainly a possibility I could be wrong... but, the truly scary possibility is that I could be right!