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11 July 2017

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English Outsider

Just a footnote. Since this is SST I felt I ought to back up my comment with a reference.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_World_Order_(conspiracy_theory)

Only Wikipaedia, but a mine of information. There seem to be many NWO's. I had thought there was only one. Some of them were quite ambitious:-

"To and for the establishment, promotion and development of a Secret Society, the true aim and object whereof shall be for the extension of British rule throughout the world, the perfecting of a system of emigration from the United Kingdom, and of colonisation by British subjects of all lands where the means of livelihood are attainable by energy, labour and enterprise, and especially the occupation by British settlers of the entire Continent of Africa, the Holy Land, the Valley of the Euphrates, the Islands of Cyprus and Candia, the whole of South America, the Islands of the Pacific not heretofore possessed by Great Britain, the whole of the Malay Archipelago, the seaboard of China and Japan, the ultimate recovery of the United States of America as an integral part of the British Empire ..."

Looks like the Her Majesty's going to be busy. That and foxhunting too. It's a lot to have on one's plate.

But all this backs up your thesis rather than mine. We've had ideologues and crusaders around since the year dot, some of them powerful, who've harboured all sorts of crazy visions. If then, why not now? I'm reminded of Bush's call to Chirac on Iraq, from which it seems Bush was thinking more of End Times than strategy when contemplating invasion. Blair, in his own way, did a bit in that line too. Come down to earth a little and you find such aberrations as PNAC or the Yinon plan or the Grand Chessboard taken quite seriously by legions of men in suits who otherwise look perfectly sane. It conjures up a world in which our leaders are not merely incompetent but driven by swivel-eyed Messianic aspirations. One begins to understand Putin's alarm as he sees the lunatic juggernaut heading his way.

But you and I still fall out when it comes to conspiracy. The various interest groups may think they are conspiring. They may be deliberately attempting to, and may even believe they are doing so with success. They may all be working, as I think our host has indicated, within some common consensual framework. But the result, especially when we look at foreign policy, resembles more an overturned ants nest than anything purposeful. Our problem is not that "They" are steering us to perdition. It's that while "They" are getting up to their various bits of nonsense, sometimes deadly nonsense I'll grant you, there's no one minding the shop.

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