“The NWO is hard at work and moving fast.”
“The elite’s conspiracy to exploit the financial crisis to finalize their global government takeover.”
“The ultra-secret Order of the Illuminati has members who are devoted to America’s destruction by merging us into an all-powerful, one-world-government.”
“Puppetmasters behind the prophesied One World Government, One World Currency and One World Religion that is coming.”
Emails, blogs or websites containing these assertations are easily found. Stories of conspiracies are ever-popular. They are also quite old.
Jer. 11:1-11, v 9 And the LORD said unto me, A conspiracy is found among the men of Judah, and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
The word “conspiracy” is Strong’s number 7195 – transliterated “qesher” (koof shin resh), meaning conspiracy, treason, (unlawful) alliance.
Jer. 11:10 “They have turned back to the iniquities of their ancestors who refused to hear My words, and they have gone after other gods to serve them; the house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken My covenant which I made with their fathers.”
Ezekial 22:23-31 – 23 And the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 24 “Son of man, say to her, ‘You are a land that is not cleansed or rained on in the day of indignation.’ 25 “There is a conspiracy of her prophets in her midst like a roaring lion tearing the prey. They have devoured lives ; they have taken treasure and precious things ; they have made many widows in the midst of her. 26 “Her priests have done violence to My law and have profaned My holy things ; they have made no distinction between the holy and the profane, and they have not taught the difference between the unclean and the clean ; and they hide their eyes from My sabbaths, and I am profaned among them. 27 “Her princes within her are like wolves tearing the prey, by shedding blood and destroying lives in order to get dishonest gain. 28 “Her prophets have smeared whitewash for them, seeing false visions and divining lies for them, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD,’ when the LORD has not spoken. 29 “The people of the land have practiced oppression and committed robbery, and they have wronged the poor and needy and have oppressed the sojourner without justice. “
The oldest conspiracy is the one man has engaged in since the fall of Adam – disobeying God. Yet we have a tendency to want to blame something or someone else for the consequences of that disobedience. Isn’t it easier to point the finger at someone else and say ‘it’s his fault” than it is to admit I brought something I don’t like into my life because I ignored God’s word.
Too often, the fingerpointing accuses the Jewish people or some semi-secret, long lasting cabal of “elites” of ruining/running/taking over the world/already in charge of world affairs or some combination thereof.
Daniel Pipes studied the roots of conspiracy theories and found them to be persistent. In his book, Conspiracy: How the Paranoid Style Flourishes and Where It Comes From, Pipes looks at the records that can be accessed and discusses the philosophical forces that drive the conspiracy theories. Very interesting material but not encouraging for those who believe in the elite puppetmasters that control or want to control your life.