The New Order changeth

drew campbell: who was the first person to speak the words "New World Order." and exactly what is the meaning of the phrase?

Hal: Lots of people think it was George Bush who first used this phrase back around 1990, but there have been lots of conspiracy theorists who say the phrase has been around for a long, long time. Ralph Epperson wrote a conspiracy book in about 1990 called "The New World Order." He says it's on the back of the $1 dollar bill, under the pyramid: "Novus Ordo
Seclorum" or "new order of the ages." That's not exactly NWO, but it's close. He says it's a Masonic thing.
Some claim the phrase means "One World Government." Pat Robertson wrote a book called "New World Order." There are a few other books by the same name. I think H.G. Wells wrote a book by that name way back in the early 1900s, so it's been around for a while. Some claim Rockerfeller, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Bilderbergers, the Trilateral Commission are behind the NWO. I think the John Birch Society used the phrase a long time ago, too. The mainstream view is that it's simply recognizing the new, modern, global world that we've created must cooperate to achieve peace and order.


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