The New World Order and it’s
Implications for the Future

 

A Review of Secret Records Revealed: The Men, the Money and the Methods behind the New World Order, by D. L. Cuddy

Professor Eric T. Karlstrom

March, 2005

New World Order” is proclaimed on the U.S. dollar bill in Latin (“Novus Ordus Seclorum”). President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed it in 1917. Adolf Hitler officially began a “New Order” in Germany in 1934. And on September 11, 1991, at the conclusion of the first Gulf War, President George H.W. Bush stated to Congress: “What is at stake is more than one small country. It is a big idea… A New World Order.”

As of today (2005), it seems that many elements of this New World Order (NWO) have taken shape through the establishment of supra-national financial institutions such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Trade Organization, etc. We see it also in the incredible accumulation of wealth in the hands of a very small minority of international elites who control the banks, the corporations, and through them, the governments of the world. Today, 458 billionaires have more wealth than does 65% of humanity. The assets of the world’s richest three men exceed the combined gross domestic products of the world’s poorest 48 countries. The world’s top 200 corporations have greater wealth than the bottom 80% of humanity. Over half of the world’s biggest economies are now corporations rather than governments. And numerous corporations (GM, Wal-Mart, GE, to name a few) each have, by themselves, each, wealth than all the countries on the continent of Africa.

Today, many Third World countries are stagnating and failing, mainly because they are deeply and perhaps permanently indebted to international lending agencies such as the World Bank and the IMF. On average, they pay out $13 of interest for every $1 they receive in international aid. Indeed, the economies of about 160 (of a total 190) countries are being “sapped” by imposition of IMF “structural adjustment programs”. The result is that these Third World Countries are in permanent debt-bondage to First World lending agencies and are thereby forced to offer up their resources (forests, fish, minerals, oil, etc.) and the labor of their citizenry at bargain basement prices to international corporations. The result is that nearly half of humanity now lives and dies on less than the equivalent of $2 a day and about one fifth of humanity lives on less than $1 a day, according to UN statistics (Hartmann, 2002).

The United States, the world’s sole remaining superpower, is the chief enforcer of these economic disparities. And this “New World Order” is now more fashionably termed“globalization”. Today, the U.S. has its troops stationed in 135 of about 190 countries. Meanwhile, in America, the class divide has also reached abyssal proportions: 1% of the population now has more wealth than the bottom 95% combined, the average CEO earns over 530 times more than his average employee, and one man (Bill Gates) has assets greater than the wealth of 45% of all American households combined. Thus, this “New World Order” begins to look a lot like the enslavement of humanity and the earth’s environment for the benefit of the very few. In short, it is an “oligarchy of the wealthy.”

Given the magnitude of threats to our global environment which these economic disparities perpetuate, David Korten (When Corporations Rule the World) does not exaggerate when he states that we are placing “human civilization and even the survival of our species at risk mainly to allow a million or so people to accumulate money beyond any conceivable need.”

Is this incredible concentration of wealth in the hands of a comparatively tiny international elite the face of the “New World Order”? Or is the end goal of the New World Order something else, perhaps even more sinister and repugnant? Or is the idea of a New World Order actually an idealistic plan to advance the world toward a more peaceful and equitable future? As it happens, this “big idea” of a “New World Order” has a surprisingly long and well-publicized history. A considerable body of descriptions of the idea by past writers suggests that some of the original goals of the New World Order have not yet been attained. Certainly, given that this NWO seems to be becoming more and more of a global reality, and given that some of it’s proponents (President Woodrow Wilson, Adolf Hitler, President George H.W. Bush, to name a few) have been extremely well-placed and powerful, exploration of the history of this idea seems appropriate.

In Secret Records Revealed: The Men, the Money and the Methods behind the New World Order (1999), D.L. Cuddy documents that the idea of a New World Order is particularly associated with a number of British oligarchs and writers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. British diamond- and gold-magnate, Cecil Rhodes, seems to have had an especially significant role in both formulating the concept and in helping to implement it, through, amongst other things, his establishment of Rhodes Scholarships to top international scholars, such as President Bill Clinton (Rhodes Scholar, 1968). In his “Confession of Faith”, Rhodes stated his vision as follows:

Why should we not form a secret society with but one object the furtherance of the British Empire for the bringing of the whole uncivilized world under British rule for the recovery of the United States for the making of the Anglo-Saxon race but one Empire…. the (secret) Society should inspire and even own portions of the press, for the press owns the minds of the people. 

In 1890, Rhodes wrote to his close friend W.T. Stead that:

The key of my idea… is a Society… a secret one, gradually absorbing the wealth of the world… Fancy the charm to young America… to share in a scheme to take the government of the whole world!”

It is important to note that Rhodes’ extraordinarily successful career in the businesses of extracting gold and diamonds from South Africa was financially underwritten by the Rothschild banking family, which at the turn of the 20th century, was reported to control fully half of the world’s wealth.

So, using his great fortune, Rhodes formed his “Society for the Elect” in 1891. Rhodes was “General”, while Lord Milner, William Stead and Lord Escher formed the executive committee. “The Group” as it was also called, was dominated by a financial elite and was surrounded by a “Circle of Initiates” or “Association of Helpers”, later organized into the Round Table Groups of London by Lord Milner. One of the first projects of this secret society was to involve Britain in the Anglo-Boer War of 1899, in which South Africa was intentionally destroyed so that it could be rebuilt by London financiers, who, as it happens, were associated with the secret group. (This strategy of destroying and then rebuilding countries has been used time and time again by the world’s ruling elite, most recently in Iraq.)

In 1909, America’s New Carnegie Institute (founded in 1902 by Daniel Coit Gilman of Yale’s Skull and Bones elite secret society) published “Cecil Rhodes and His Scholars as Factors in International Conciliation”. The paper, authored by the first Oxford Secretary to the Rhodes Trust, Francis Wylie, suggests that in order to develop “so great a Power as to hereafter render wars impossible”, a (secret) society be formed “to this end”, “co-extensive with the British Empire, preaching imperial ideas, and effecting its objectives through the control of education”. He goes on to state that these objectives should be achieved in an “unobtrusive” manner, with influence “as subtle as it is leisurely”.

In 1920, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) was founded as the American Branch of the Round Table Groups (Royal Institute of International Affairs or RIIA) by Col. Edward House’s group, “The Inquiry”. In his book, The Anglo-America Establishment (1949), American History Professor Carol Quigley describes the CFR as:

A front for J.P. Morgan and Company in association with the very small American Round Table Group…. There grew up in the 20th century a power structure between London and New York which penetrated deeply into university life, the press, and the practice of foreign policy… the American brand of this “English Establishment” exerted much of its influence through five American newspapers (New York Times, New York Herald Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Post, and Boston Evening Transcript). 

That the Council of Foreign Relations has been a major part of “America’s Secret Establishment” is demonstrated by the fact that since 1953, six of nine presidents, eleven of twelve Secretaries of State, and thirteen of fourteen Directors of the CIA have been members of the CFR.

The basic goals of the NWO were also outlined by several influential writers in the early part of the 20th century. Two books, both entitled The New World Order, were published in 1918 and 1919 by Samuel Zane Batten and Frederick Charles Hicks, respectively. Batten’s book, published by the American Baptist Publication Society, states:

The natural resources of the nation must be socialized. The state must socialize every group. Men must learn to have world patriotism. World patriotism must be a faith… The only alternative is World Federation, with a world parliament, a world court, and an international police force.
H.G. Wells, the famous British author, Fabian Socialist, and member of the Round Table Group, wrote
New World’s for Old in 1908. And in The Open Consipiracy: Blue Prints for a World Revolution
(1928), Wells stated:
The political world of the Open Conspiracy must weaken, efface, incorporate, and supercede existing governments… The Open Conspiracy is the natural inheritor of socialist and communist enthusiasms, it may be in control of Moscow before it is in control of New York.

In Experiment in Autobiography (1934), Wells further stated:

The organization of this that I call the Open Conspiracy… which will ultimately supply teaching, coercive and directive public services to the whole world, is the immediate task before all rational people… A planned world state is appearing at a thousand points… Plans for political synthesis seem to grow bolder and more extensive… There must be a common faith and law for mankind… The main battle is an educational battle.

And in The New World Order (1939), Wells asserted:

It is the system of nationalist individualism that has to go… We are living in the end of the sovereign states… In the great struggle to evoke a Westernized World socialism, contemporary governments may vanish… Countless people… will hate the new world order… and will die protesting against it.

In 1928, Edward Bernays (nephew of Sigmund Freud and chief advisor for the new Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), which was founded by William Paley (CFR), wrotePropaganda, stating:

Those who manipulate the organized habits and opinions of the masses constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of the country… It remains a fact than in almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind, who harness old social forces and contrive new ways to bind and guide the world… As civilization has become more complex, and as the need for invisible government has been increasingly demonstrated, the technical means have been invented and developed by which opinion may be regimented. 

In 1929, just after the Stock Market crashed in America, Rep. Louis McFadden stated the crash was “not accidental. It was a carefully contrived occurrence. The international bankers sought to bring about a condition of despair here so they might emerge rulers of us all.” Similarly, in F.D.R.: My Exploited Father-in-Law, Curtis Dall quoted President Roosevelt himself as explaining that the crash was:

the calculated “shearing” of the public by the World-Money powers, triggered by the planned sudden shortage of the supply of call money in the New York money market…For a long time I felt that FDR had developed many thoughts and ideas that were his own to benefit the U.S.A. But he didn’t. Most of his thoughts were carefully manufactured for him in advance by the CFR-One-World Money group…

In that same year, the Owen D. Young Plan resulted in the establishment of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Switzerland. Young was CFR director from 1927 to 1940. Prof. Quigley wrote in Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time (1959) that the Young plan was:

To create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalistic fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent meetings and conferences. 

That well-positioned elites were working in secret to bring about this New World Order is affirmed in a 1931 speech by the great historian Arnold Toynbee (also a member ofThe Group) given to the Institute for the Study of International Affairs, in which he stated:

We are at present working discretely with all our might to wrest this mysterious force called sovereignty out of the clutches of the local nations of the world. All the time we are denying with our lips what we are doing with our hands…

In 1930, the New York Times published an article that quoted Representative Louis McFadden (Chairman of the House Committee on Banking and Currency) as follows:

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is eager to enter into close relationship with the Bank for International Settlements…. The conclusion is impossible to escape that the State and Treasury Departments are willing to pool the banking systems of Europe and America, setting up a world financial power independent and above the Government of the United States…. The United States under present conditions will be transformed into a consuming and importing nation with a balance of trade against it.

Thus, from its inception, the notion of a New World Order involved the elimination of all national sovereignties and thereby, necessitated the dismantling of the U.S. government and the U.S. constitution. In that sense, the idea always was and remains treasonous.

Some members of this secret group of aristocratic conspirators provide a vision of something perhaps more noble than merely the complete control of the world’s masses for the benefit of a financial/feudal elite. In The City of Man (1941), Rhodes Scholars Frank Aydellote and William Yandell Elliot (Professor of government at Harvard University) wrote:

Universal peace can be founded only on the unity of man under one law and one government… All states, deflated and disciplined, must align themselves under the law of the world-state… the new order. When the heresy of nationalism is conquered and the absurd architecture of the present world is finally dismantled… And there must be a common creed. Or ethico-religious purpose.

However, a “humanitarian” impulse behind the New World Order is belied by the preference by many of the international elites for Hitler’s Third Reich. In The American Oxonian (1940), Rhodes scholar (1913) Edward Porter stated:

The Nazis are the only people who have ever made a thorough and organized effort to put brains into government, and unless we learn from them as they have from us, this war is going to be a greater waste of time and effort than the first one.

Indeed, it now appears that not only the Great Depression but also World Wars I and II were contrived and orchestrated by these same financial elites. Their purpose? In addition to making enormous personal fortunes from war industries (the most lucrative of businesses), they intended to eradicate national sovereignties and institute a one world government under the auspices of the League of Nations (after WWI) and the United Nations (after WWII). In The Shape of Things to Come (1933), H.G. Wells predicted that a Second World War would begin around 1940, beginning with a German-Polish dispute, and that the plan for a “Modern World State” would succeed on its third attempt, around 1980, emerging out of something that would happen in Basra, Iraq.

In his Nov. 25, 1940 diary entry, Secretary of War Henry Stimson (member of CFR and elite Yale secret society Skull and Bones, class of ‘17) noted that “President Roosevelt brought up the event that we are likely to be attacked perhaps (as soon as) next Monday, for the Japanese are notorious for making an attack without warning, and the question was how we should maneuver them into the position of firing the first shot.” And on November 26, 1941, according to Gregory Douglas’ Gestapo Chief: the 1948 Interrogation of Heinrich Muller, Prime Minister Winston Churchill called President Roosevelt to inform him that the Japanese would attack Pearl Harbor on December 7. Indeed, the front page of the Honolulu Advisor on November 30 read: “Japan May Strike Over Weekend!”

In 1943, the Chicago Daily Tribune published an article entitled “Mr. Rhodes’ Agents”, in which he stated:

Rep. J.W. Fulbright of Arkansas is the author of the slick termed resolution seeking to pledge Congress in advance to world super-government. He is a Rhodes Scholar. Rep. Robert Hale of Maine is touring the country, making speeches on behalf of a similar resolution pending in the Senate. He is another Rhodes Scholar.

James Warburg, son of the immensely wealthy and powerful banker Paul Warburg, stated to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Feb. 17, 1950: “We shall have world government whether or not you like it, by conquest or consent.” That a banker should so blatantly dictate his agenda to U.S. Senators is one instance in which genuine power relations were revealed. As Supreme Justice Felix Frankfurter stated in 1952: “The real rulers in Washington are invisible, and exercise power from behind the scenes.

It appears, however, that although the would-be architects of the New World Order have succeeded in engineering many world conflicts and economic events such as major world wars and the Great Depression and have achieved dramatic progress, their goal of a one-world government still has not yet been realized. Nonetheless, recent statements made by extremely powerful governmental officials suggest that the end goal of the NWO remains the same. For example:

President George H.W. Bush, said on February 1, 1992:

The world can therefore seize the opportunity (Persian Gulf War I) to fulfill the long-held promise of a New World Order where diverse nations are drawn together in common cause to achieve the universal aspirations of mankind… It is the sacred principles enshrined in the United Nations charter to which the American people henceforth pledge their allegiance.”

Strobe Talbot, President Clinton’s Deputy Secretary of State, stated on July 20, 1992: “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”

Former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger, stated in 1994: “NAFTA (the North American Free Trade Association) is a major stepping stone to the New World Order.” In this view, Kissinger is simply describing the strategy which had for years guided elites: In 1948, Rhodes Scholar Clyde Eagleton published the second edition of International Government, in which he stated:

I am concerned with… the slowly evolving constitutional law and organization of the community of nations, developing toward international, or world government…. The following arguments have been offered in favor or regionalism: 1) Development should be attempted gradually rather than in one jump toward world government. Such a world system could be better built upon the solid foundation of regional systems….”

Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., in the CFR journal Foreign Affairs. “We are not going to achieve a New World Order without paying for it in blood, as well as in words and money.”

On July 26, 1968, Presidential candidate and New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller announced that “as president, he would work toward international creation of a new world order”, according to an Associated Press report.

Kofi Anan, UN Secretary General: “A world government can intervene militarily in the internal affairs of any nation when it disapproves of their activities…”

In a 1994 book entitled Science of Coersion: Communication Research and Psychological Warfare 1945-1960, Christopher Simpson wrote:

I first discuss U.S. psychological warfare prior to 1945, stressing the early work of noted communication theorists Harold Lasswell and Walter Limppmann and the pioneer studies underwritten by the Rockefeller Foundation… Lasswell and Lippmann advocated… a particular social order in the United States and the world in which forceful elites necessarily ruled in the interest of their vision of the greater good. U.S.-style consumer democracy was simply a relatively benign system for engineering mass consent for the elite’s authority…

In Professor Quigley’s The Anglo-American Establishment, he warns:

No country that values its safety should allow what the Milner Group accomplished in Britain- that is, that a small number of men should be able to weild such power in administration and politics, should be given almost complete control over the publication of documents relating to their actions, should be able to exercise such influence over the avenues of information that create public opinion, and should be able to monopolize so completely the writing and teaching of the history of their own period.

Quotes such as these enable us to begin to understand how a relatively small and covert network of wealthy elites have managed to control and are controlling events in such a way that their vision of a one-world government should come to pass for all of us. Their writings indicate their vision also involves the establishment of one-world legal and military systems as well as a one-world religion. We see that they have used utilized mass propaganda, psychological warfare, economic depressions, and even major world wars to advance this agenda. We see that they have worked covertly through secret societies, academic scholarships, and especially, through financial, political, and legal institutions and international trade agreements, etc. The unstated assumptions of this group seem to include the assumption that the British are the chosen people of the earth and that all cultures should be destroyed or changed to accommodate the needs of their British masters.

Indeed, Cecil Rhodes’s will formulated the ultimate goal of NWO and The Group clearly:

The extention of British rule throughout the world. The perfecting of a system of emigration from the United Kingdom and of colonization by British subjects of all lands wherein the means of livelihood are attainable by energy, labour and enterprise…. And the ultimate recovery of the United States of America as an integral part of the British Empire. 

Clearly writers such as H.G. Wells, George Orwell (in 1984) have given us literary visions of what a future totalitarian world government might look like. Another such glimpse was provided in 1907 by Jack London who, after reading W.J. Ghent’s “Our Benevolent Feudalism” (1902), wrote “The Iron Heel”. According to London, Ghent’s book is the textbook the Oligarchs will use to rule in the future:

The labor castes, the Mercenaries, and the great hordes of secret agents and police were all pledged to the Oligarchy…The condition of the people of the abyss was pitiable… All their old liberties were gone. They were labor-slaves. Choice of work was denied them. Likewise was denied them… the right to bear or possess arms. They were not land-serfs like the farmers. They were machine-serfs and labor-serfs.

Recent (summer, 2005) Supreme Court rulings now extended the right of “eminent domain” granting powers of government to seize private property for the benefit of corporations or the wealthy. We have seen the evisceration of the Bill of Rights liberties with the USA PATRIOT ACT. It seems then that elites have decided to take an incremental approach to fulfilling their ancient vision of a totalitarian society ruled by the rich, an “oligarchy of the wealthy”. But their cherished vision is centuries old. War Industries Board advisor Bernard Beruch articulated this long-term vision in 1918:

Every man’s life is at the call of the nation and so must be every man’s property. We are living today in a highly organized state of socialism. The state is all; the individual is of importance only as he contributes to the welfare of the state. His property is only as the state does not need it. He must hold his life and his possessions at the call of the state.

Similarly, other extremely well-positioned members of the elite occasionally reveal the truth:

In 1933, FDR wrote a letter to Col. House (Rothschild agent), stating, “The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a small financial element in the larger centers has owned government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson.” And later he stated: “In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, it was planned that way.”

Also in 1933, Joseph Kennedy (JFK’s father) stated, “Fifty men have run America, and that’s a high figure.”

Conclusions

Thus, it appears that whereas the long-term plan of the international, elite super-rich to establish a one world government system under their control have has not quite yet been fully realized, that they are making rapid progress in that direction. Secret meetings between the presidents of the U.S. (George W. Bush), Canada, and Mexico have been held since 2005 to usher in the North American Union, which would also usher in a new constitution and the elimination of the U.S. Constitution (to which Bush and all American politicians and military professionals swear to uphold). Historians such as Georgetown Professor Carol Quigley and A.C. Sutton (America’s Secret Establishment: An Introduction to the Order of Skull and Bones) have documented that these elites have a long tradition of working covertly through secret societies (such as The Group,the Roundtable, the Bilderberger GroupThe Order of Skull and Bones and the Illuminati, the latter two of which are also known as the “Brotherhood of Death”). In addition, there is clearly an unmistakable Satanic orientation in the secret rituals of some of these societies, such as Skull and Bones and the Illuminati.

For the benefit of the many well-intentioned Americans who have absolutely no idea where our ruling elite is taking us then, I would offer the following personal speculations based upon the above facts:

1) The intention of the current Bush administration is to bankrupt America through mismanagement, running up huge foreign debts, prosecuting expensive foreign wars, and through massive tax give-aways to the rich.

2) Once the world’s sole superpower falls due to bankruptcy, its creditors, the international banking and corporate elite (The IMF, BIS, World Bank and others) will be able to dictate the terms of a New World Order. This will likely take the form of a one world government under the jurisdiction of the World Court and a consolidated world military, probably in concert with the United Nations. Of course, there will be one international currency which they will print and control.

3) This totalitarian dictatorship of the wealthy will, in all likelihood, be brutal beyond all imagining. One of their first goals will probably be “depopulation”, that is a reduction of the human population to 20% or less than our current number (6.5 billion).

4) Many have observed that the world’s financial elite themselves have been working “slavishly” to bring about this one world government for many generations. The obvious next question is: who would control such a system and is their motivation benign or malevolent?

5) That question can certainly be answered by examining the methods they have been using to obtain their objectives. These include mass murder, genocide, psychological warfare, propaganda, and amassing huge personal fortunes in the sale of weapons, illicit drugs, the sex trade, fraud, insider trading, etc. Their methods then, have routinely involved killing, stealing, lying, and every kind of subterfuge. Their rule, then, would not be benign; it would be brutal.

6) The one world religion they are now working slavishly to institute? Many writers claim it is a Synagogue of Satan (centered in Jeruselem) and the worldwide rule of Lucifer. (Please note that whereas I am personally agnostic about the existence of Lucifer, there can be no doubt that many people worship such a power in exchange for perceived personal advantage.)

References

Cuddy, D. L, 1999, Secret records revealed: The men, the money, and the methods behind the new world order, Hearthstone Publishing, Ltd., Oklahoma City, 240 pp.

Dall, C., FDR, My Exploited Father-in-Law,

Korten, D. 1996, When Corporations Rule the World, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, San Francisco, 374 pages.

Quigly, C., 1949, The Anglo-American establishment, GSG & Associates, San Pedro, California, 353 pp.

_____, 1959, Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in our Time

Simpson, C., 1994, Science of Coersion: Communication research and psychological warfare 1945-1960.

Wells, H.G. 1908, New Worlds for Old

_____, 1928, The Open Conspiracy: Blueprints for a World Revolution,

_____, 1933, The Shape of Things to Come,

_____, 1934, Experiment in Autobiography

_____, 1939, The New World Order