At the heart of virtually all conspiracy theories involving the NWO is the shadowy group known only as the Illuminati. To this day, there is no group that claims this title, so it is assumed that everything they do is done in secret, so it is impossible to know the identity of any of the members.
However, certain international think tanks such as the Council on Foreign Relations, the Bilderberg Group, and the Trilateral Commission are often considered affiliate organizations of the group. This article will cover a brief history of the group and some of the plans they have in store for the world’s population.
In 1776, a Bavarian Jesuit Adam Weishaupt created the original Illuminati organization which consisted of the leading freethinkers of the Enlightenment era. The group had very close ties to another secret society, namely the Freemasons. During their time they were accused of plotting to overthrow the government and some believe they were even involved in provoking the French Revolution. Their organization was deeply at odds with the Catholic Church, which wholeheartedly condemned them. His short-lived group was finally banned in 1784 when Karl Theodor, the ruler of Bavaria, outlawed all secret societies.
There are many conspiracy theorists today who believe that the Illuminati survived, probably hiding in the Freemasons. Proponents of these theories believe that major world events are being caused or exploited by this group with the ultimate goal of creating a New World Order. This plan involves a single world, government, currency, religion, and language in many cases. These ideals will be shared with the public as a good thing and a final solution to all the wars, famines, intolerance and other problems in the world, but the real plan involves a small ruling elite with total control over a large number of servants.
Some of the best-known proponents of these conspiracy theories include radio host Alex Jones, author David Icke, and political activist Mark Dice. While each of these individuals expresses their belief in the NWO and the secret societies that are to achieve it, they all have fundamental differences when it comes to the details. The leading world figures these theorists claim to be in the Illuminati include Winston Churchill, David Rockefeller, and Zbigniew Brzezinski, among many others. Similarly, there are many different groups accused of being affiliated with the group in addition to the Freemasons, including Skull and Bones, The Bohemian Society, and the Ordo Templi Orientis.