Imposing the New World Order

The New American
by John F. McManus



Biden’s pursuit of a “new world order” did not originate with him, but has been the goal of globalists for generations. And now this goal is close to fruition.

On March 21, 2022, speaking as president of the United States, Joe Biden told executives of the Business Roundtable, “Now is the time when things are shifting and there’s going to be a new world orderout there, and we’ve got to lead it.” Inquiring minds might be inclined to ask, “What is this ‘new world order’ that Joe Biden insists ‘we’ve got to lead’”? Probably very few average Americans, struggling to make ends meet in the new Bidenflation economy, have even heard of these remarks, which were not widely reported in the mainstream media. However, for political observers familiar with globospeak and Biden’s long history as a globalist, his comments, while concerning, were far from surprising.

After all, as this magazine has reported many times, Joe Biden, while serving as Senate judiciary chairman, wrote an opinion piece published by The Wall Street Journal on April 25, 1992 titled “How I Learned to Love the New World Order.” The content of his op-ed, which was as startling as the title, proposed to “breathe life into the U.N. Charter” by strengthening the powers of the United Nations, including providing it with permanent military forces. Context is all-important here. Recall that this op-ed by Biden (a globalist Democrat) was timed to provide bipartisan reinforcement for the same New World Order messaging then being dispensed regularly by President George H.W. Bush (a globalist Republican), who repeatedly called for a “new world order” based on“a reinvigorated United Nations.” (See page 15.) 

In the 30 years between his Wall Street Journal op-ed and his Business Roundtable address, Biden has weighed in on the matter of building a New World Order (NWO) — in both word and deed — more than a few times. There is, for example, his speech to the U.S. Export-Import Bank conference in Washington on April 5, 2013, in which he declared: “The affirmative task we have now is, uh, is to actually, um, create a new world order, because the global order is changing again. And the institutions and roles that worked so well in the post-World War II era for decades, they need to be strengthened.”

Yet another example is Biden’s speech before the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on January 18, 2017, three days before the Obama/Biden administration relinquished the White House to the incoming Trump administration. Rather than using the term “new world order” in this address to the global billionaire elites and their allies among the ruling political and pundit classes, Biden instead made seven urgent appeals for defense of “the liberal international order.” Again, inquiring minds might ask, what does he mean by this, and what is it that he “loves” about the NWO? But don’t expect to get any answers from the punditocracy, since the so-called journalists in the establishment media cartel never bother to explain the significance of these utterances — unless it is to lecture us against falling for “conspiracy theories” by seeing something sinister in this terminology. 

The Key Players

In globalist parlance, the phrases “new world order” and “liberal international order” are interchangeable, along with frequently used variations such as “new international order” and “multilateral world order.” The two most prominent organizations promoting this vision of “world order” are the U.S.-based Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and the Swiss-based World Economic Forum (WEF). The CFR has been around for more than 100 years (since 1921) and the WEF more than 50 years (since 1971), and they have been joined at the hip in the promotion of ever more government control — at all levels, but especially at the international level. 

Both organizations — along with dozens of sister organizations — have recruited a formidable fifth column among the elites of business, finance, politics, media, academia, think tanks, and tax-exempt foundations. Their ultimate objective? Simple: World government (with them in control, of course), although they often resort to hiding behind the softer sounding euphemism of “global governance,” which has a less-alarming tone and is less likely to rile the masses. 

Abundant evidence shows all their anodyne appeals to global peace, prosperity, and brotherhood disguise a truly malevolent design to sweep away all constitutional checks and balances and establish a worldwide absolute tyranny. There should be no question whatsoever about this, since the World Economic Forum, in 2020, released its astoundingly brazen gameplan titled The Great Reset. In that audacious program, the WEF’s would-be world rulers have dropped their masks to outline their totalitarian agenda to “reset,” i.e., restructure, the entire planet — economically, politically, socially, biologically, morally, and spiritually. 

The NWO is inseparably tied to the organized push for world government, usually through the continued piecemeal enhancement of the United Nations and its vast array of aligned agencies (World Trade Organization, World Health Organ-ization, World Bank, International Criminal Court, IMF, UNICEF, etc.) as well as through the simultaneous boosting of regional entities such as the European Union and NATO. The plan was, and is, gradually to confer more and more regulatory control, along with executive, legislative, judicial, police, and military powers, to regional and global entities until national sovereignty becomes a fiction and nation-states become totally subservient units of an omnipotent World State.

In his aforementioned speech to the WEF, Biden regurgitated stale globalist boilerplate about the alleged benefits of the UN, EU, NATO, and the “liberal international order.” “After World War II, we drew a line under centuries of conflict,” Biden said, and “we built institutions and alliances to advance our shared security.” Moreover, he claimed, “Our careful attention to building and sustaining a liberal international order — with the United States and Europe at its core — was the bedrock of the success the world enjoyed in the second half of the 20th century.”

Similarly, in his address to the Business Roundtable, he told this assemblage of CEOs of some of America’s largest corporations that, since World War II, “we’ve established a liberal world order” and now we must unite the rest of the world behind it. Employing a favorite CFR talking point, he declared “we are at an inflection point” in world history. And adopting the WEF’s Marxist “stakeholder capitalism” argot, he opined: “We can’t afford to prioritize shareholders at the expense of your stakeholders.” The audience to which he was talking was largely already on board with his message. The Business Roundtable (BRT) is notoriously globalist in orientation, with many of its leading CEOs being CFR members and many of the companies they represent being CFR “corporate members” and WEF “corporate partners.” CFR members on the BRT board of directors include Jamie Dimon (JPMorganChase), Jane Fraser (Citi), Dan Schulman (PayPal), and Robert F. Smith (Vista Equity Partners), while the CFR corporate membership roster includes such globalist heavyweights as Bank of America, AT&T, Cisco, Shell, ExxonMobil, Facebook, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, BlackRock, United Airlines, Wells Fargo, Microsoft, Google, American Express, Deere, Walmart, FedEx, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Merck, Toyota, and Salesforce. 

The impressive WEF/CFR stable of individual and corporate members represents a veritable Who’s Who of American Big Business, Big Finance, Big Pharma, Big Tech, and Big Media, so the uninitiated might innocently assume that these folks would support policies and political candidates favoring America and free enterprise. That would be a very wrong assumption, since the globalist millionaires and billionaires running these corporate operations are first and foremost “internationalists” who consider themselves “global citizens” rather than American, British, German, or Dutch citizens. Moreover, rather than being free-market capitalists who favor open competition, they are “crony capitalists” — corporate oligarchs like their counterparts in Communist China and Russia — who prefer the favored treatment, monopoly privileges, and state contracts that big government provides. Incredibly, some of the richest “capitalists” on the planet — Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Mark Zuckerberg, George Soros, Larry Fink, and Ray Dalio, to name a few — warmly embrace the butchers of the Chinese Communist Party and have been helping build the Beijing regime into the global economic juggernaut and military threat to world peace that it has become. How to explain this phenomenon?

The Genesis of the New World Order

The modern plot to establish a “New World Order” has its origins during the last quarter of the 18th century. In 1776, Adam Weishaupt of Bavaria created one of history’s most ambitious and most successful plots. Weishaupt founded a secret society that he named the Order of the Illuminati, signifying the “illuminated” or “enlightened” ones. Weishaupt’s undertaking was something different in history; its target wasn’t a country or a group of countries — it was the entire world. The goals of his Illuminati can be distilled to the destruction of six main pillars of any healthy nation: He targeted for demolition 1) all ordered government, 2) private property, 3) inheritance, 4) patriotism, 5) family (with attacks on marriage and proposed communal education of children), and 6) religion and morality.

Weishaupt’s choice of the name “New World Order” for his extremely ambitious undertaking became a signal used by participants in the plot and, additionally, by individuals who sought to join in the sinister cabal. 

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Conspirator-in-chief: Adam Weishaupt founded the Bavarian Illuminati in 1776, with the goal of overthrowing European society and culture and replacing it with a new secular socialist order.

Much of what is known about Weishaupt and the Illuminati comes from two meticulous works by two eminent scholars working separately and unknown to each other. One of those scholars was Britain’s Professor John Robison, a distinguished author of college textbooks and secretary of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. His travels throughout much of Europe saw him earn friendship with many European counterparts who were either Illuminists themselves or trainees about to be welcomed into Weishaupt’s creation. In addition, Robison collected many important memoirs, letters, and legal documents relative to the Illuminati. In 1798, he published his book Proofs of a Conspiracy Against All the Religions and Governments of Europe. In that same year, 1798, the French priest Augustin Barruel, who had fled his homeland during the murderous scourge of the French Revolution and its blood-drenched years, authored his own findings in a magisterial four-volume work entitled Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism. The Jacobins (who took their name from the Jacobin Club in Paris) were the most bloodthirsty faction during the French Revolution. As Barruel, Robison, and others have shown, key Jacobins were Illuminists and were carrying out Weishaupt’s subversive schemes. Barruel’s work was translated into several languages and had telling impact, though not decisive enough to terminally combat what he and Robison had condemned.

Dr. James H. Billington and Rabbi Marvin S. Antelman also provide detail as to the Illuminati’s sinister workings that not only instigated the French Revolution but ushered in the modern revolutionary age. Professor Billington taught history at Harvard and Princeton and was the librarian of Congress from 1987 to 2015. He was also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. His book Fire in the Minds of Men: Origins of the Revolutionary Faith, a massively documented 700-page tome published in 1980, expounds on the role Illuminism played in the French Revolution. He particularly draws out previously neglected or unknown information on the Illuminist connections of Count Mirabeau, Nicolas Bonneville, Sylvain Marechal, and others. Billington also challenges the claim by other historians that there is no ideological or organizational link between the French Revolutionists and modern communism, pointing to hitherto neglected communism of Bonneville, Restif de la Bretonne, Louise-Sebastion Mercier, and others. 

The late Rabbi Marvin Antelman brought an entirely fresh and deep understanding to the history of Weishaupt, Illuminism, the French Revolution, and the global Communist Revolution. An Orthodox Jew and chief justice of the Supreme Rabbinic Court of America, Antelman was also a consummate scholar and an adamant opponent of Marxism and all its permutations. Among the important revelations unearthed in his research were the vital roles played by Jacob Frank, Moses Mendelssohn, Abraham Geiger, and other Illuminist, atheist Jews who were laboring to subvert Judaism while working hand-in-hand with Illuminist, atheist gentiles who were working to subvert Christianity.  Rabbi Antelman presented this pathbreaking research in his two-volume opus titled To Eliminate the Opiate (1974 and 2002). 

Forced to defend himself and his creation from incriminating testimony given to Bavaria’s government officials by several university professors at Ingolstadt and some residents of the city, Weishaupt fled northward to Saxe-Gotha, where he continued to lead the Illuminati. He actually saw his effectiveness grow when his relocation was wrongly considered by many as the end of his sinister endeavor. Such an error on the part of his enemies enabled him to continue spreading his plotting and recruiting throughout much of the world. Weishaupt died in 1830, and leadership of the worldwide plot soon fell into the hands of Giuseppe Mazzini, the leader of Italy’s Alta Vendita, the highest lodge of Italy’s Masonic Carbonari Movement. The plot against civilization has continued ever since, played out by different characters and through different organizations throughout the West, including in America.

Illuminism in America 

Illuminism and its goal of a New World Order even gained adherents in newly independent America. Soon after leaving the presidency in 1787, George Washington received and obviously read a copy of Robison’s Proofs of a Conspiracy. In a 1798 thank-you letter to its sender, Reverend G. W. Snyder of Frederickstown, Maryland, Washington wrote, “Reverend Sir: It was not my intention to doubt that the doctrine of the Illuminati had not spread in the United States. On the contrary, no one is more satisfied of this fact than I am.” Then, on February 28, 1799, in an additional letter expressing gratitude to Boston’s Reverend Jedidiah Morse, the now-retired Washington sent his thanks for receiving a copy of Morse’s sermon given in Boston’s North Church on May 9, 1798. In that thorough survey of Illuminati progress already achieved, Morse capably condemned the plot while noting that it had already formed numerous branches in America. Other clergymen were doing their best to alert their congregants about the serious threat posed by the Illuminati.

Evidence of the Illuminati’s presence in America additionally came to light when resistance to a new federal tax on liquor prompted some angry citizens in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to create what was labelled the 1794 “Whiskey Rebellion.” These upstarts were guided by members of the so-called Democratic Clubs, a name given them by Jacobin operatives already busy in America. Their efforts led President Washington to state, “I consider this insurrection as the first formidable fruit of the Democratic societies.” To their amazement, the military forces sent by the president to put down the insurrection found French Revolutionary flags flying over the Harrisburg courthouse. Piecing matters together, John Jay, our nation’s first chief justice, warned, “The Jacobins are still more numerous, more desperate, and more active in this country than is generally supposed.”

Weishaupt’s Legacy

In the United States, steady centralization of power at the federal level has, in tandem with a breakdown of numerous pillars of a healthy society, brought our nation closer each year to the goals sought by Weishaupt and his minions more than two centuries ago. In short, creation of the long-sought-after “New World Order” has proceeded, not only in Europe but in America and other nations of the Western Hemisphere, as indicated by a wide collection of individuals who have made a point of publicly using the term.

Joe Biden has adopted not only the Illuminist “New World Order” phraseology of the World Economic Forum, but also the WEF slogans “Build Back Better,” “Great Reset,” and “Fourth Industrial Revolution.” More importantly, he has adopted the globalist program of the WEF and the CFR, most particularly the totalitarian agendas embedded in their Covid-19 and “climate change” schemes. As we have detailed in many previous issues of The New American, Biden has filled his administration with globalist cadres from the CFR. During a January 23, 2018 appearance at the CFR’s headquarters, he joked that “I work for Richard,” meaning CFR President Richard Haass, but it was no joke. Joe Biden’s cognitive decline has now become so embarrassingly evident that it cannot be hidden. It is obvious from his mumblings and confusion that he is not in charge of anything; our nation is being run by Deep State operatives.

The John Birch Society: Combating the NWO

In the September 1972 monthly Bulletin sent to John Birch Society members and other subscribers, JBS founder Robert Welch reminded all of the serious threat facing mankind and the need to expose and defeat its promoters. Echoing numerous individuals who sought to combat Illuminati goals, he wrote: “This plan is to establish … the novus ordo seclorum for which a self-perpetuating inner circle of Conspirators has been working and scheming relentlessly during some six generations.” In the October 1974 Bulletin, he warnedthat Illuminati plans “include conversion of the United States into a socialist nation and the merger of that enslaved segment of mankind with other nations into a New World Order.”

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Washington’s wisdom: George Washington knew of the presence of the Illuminati in early America, and he put down the Whiskey Rebellion started by an Illuminist faction. (Photo credit: TonyBaggett/ iStock / Getty Images Plus)

These stark warnings issued by Welch weren’t the first of his alerts sent to John Birch Society members. They amounted to an additional call for combating the plot by educational action on the part of his followers. Sneers and counterattacks aimed at JBS and its members have only led to increased efforts to awaken fellow Americans. The Society has always believed that widespread exposure of the Illuminati’s plot could terminate its effectiveness, cancel its nefarious plans, and repudiate those involved in it.

Efforts over the years to spread awareness about the plans and personnel who continue to carry out the designs of Illuminati founder Weishaupt and his successors have slowed the progress of the plotters, but the threat remains. A crippling blow could be dealt to the evildoers and their determined efforts to terminate freedom for mankind and independence for nations if the United States would terminate its membership in the United Nations. 

Society members throughout the United States continue to call on all who cherish freedom to contact members of the U.S. House to support passage of the American Sovereignty Restoration Act — H.R. 7806 — designed to have the United States withdraw completely from the United Nations.  

Freedom-loving Americans must unite to oppose the sinister ambitions of those elites calling for a New World Order. The schemers can only achieve their goal if we are ignorant of their plans. Education and direct grassroots effort are the key to stopping the drive to end our sovereignty, freedom, virtue, and prosperity. Organizations such as The John Birch Society are leading the fight against the New World Order. Consider joining at

John F. McManus is president emeritus of The John Birch Society and former publisher of The New American, and William F. Jasper is a senior editor of The New American.

New World Order Promoted by Influential Individuals

• In July 1968, while serving as New York’s governor, Nelson Rockefeller (CFR) campaigned to win election as president of the United States. His oft-repeated pledge employed a slogan claiming he would work toward creation of “a new world order.”

• In his syndicated column for May 21, 1971, James Reston (CFR) of The New York Times approvingly wrote that then-President Richard Nixon “would obviously like to preside over the creation of a new world order.” Reston wasn’t alone in pointing out Nixon’s desire.

• During his extended visit to Communist China in February 1972, President Nixon (CFR) hosted a banquet for Chinese officials. During his remarks, he praised Chinese leader Mao Tse-tung for “the hope that each of us has to build a new world order.” Mao, as is well-known, is one of history’s bloodiest murderers.

• The April 1974 issue of Foreign Affairs, the publication of the Council on Foreign Relations known for promoting world government at the expense of independence, published an article by former State Department official Richard N. Gardner (CFR) titled “The Hard Road to World Order.” He boldly called for a “house of world order” to be built by creating “an end run around national sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece.”   

• In October 1975, a group led by prominent author and commentator Henry Steele Commager (CFR) enlisted more than 100 members of Congress to sign a new “Declaration of INTERdependence” that would replace our 1776 Declaration of Independence. The proclamation stated, “Two centuries ago our forefathers brought forth a new nation; now we must join with others to bring forth a new world order.” In a flood of letters and calls to the signers of this document, members of The John Birch Society condemned the willingness of so many elected officials to support such a pledge, and it was quietly withdrawn from consideration.

• In 1976, U.S. author Gary Allen wrote a small book entitled Kissinger, The Secret Side of the Secretary of State. In it, the career of Henry Kissinger (CFR) as an agent for the Rockefeller family’s efforts to deliver America and other nations to their control is capably presented. Allen pointed to Kissinger’s oft-repeated use of the term “new world order” from his days at Harvard University as a student and then a professor to his appointment as U.S. Secretary of State. Allen summarized his subject’s history by noting that the man could “hardly finish a paragraph, much less a whole speech, without using this key phrase two or three times.”

• On October 12, 1979, many U.S.-based newspapers reported that Cuba’s communist leader Fidel Castro angrily demanded creation of a “new world order” during his two-hour speech to the UN’s General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York City. 

• On December 7, 1988, Soviet dictator Mikhail Gorbachev called for creation of a “new world order” during his speech delivered at United Nations headquarters in New York. 

• On February 5, 1990, Washington Post staff writer Don Oberdorfer (CFR) summed up ongoing world developments by stating, “A new world order is taking shape so fast that governments as well as private citizens find it difficult to absorb the gallop of events.” 

President George H.W. Bush frequently indicated that the invasion of Iraq by U.S. military forces in 1991 had the underlying purpose of building a New World Order led by the United Nations. Samples of his subversive comments include the following: 

• “Out of these troubled times, our fifth objective — a new world order — can emerge…. We are now in sight of a United Nations that performs as envisioned by its founders.” — September 11, 1990  

• “I think that what’s at stake here is the new world order …a reinvigorated United Nations.  — January 7, 1991

• “[The Gulf Crisis] has to do with a new world order. And that world order is only going to be enhanced if this newly activated peacekeeping function of the United Nations proves to be effective.” — January 9, 1991

• “When we are successful, and we will be, we have a real chance at this new world order, an order in which a credible United Nations can use its peacekeeping role to fulfill the promise and vision of the UN’s founders.” — January 16, 1991

• Invitations to attend a special June 13, 1991 “President’s Dinner,” sent by President Bush, Vice President Quayle, and numerous Republican members of both the House and Senate, contained a plea to help the president establish the “new world order.” The invitation was sent to GOP contributors who had aided GOP politicians in winning elective office.

• In a May 17, 1991 speech sponsored by the leftist World Affairs Council in San Francisco, former Soviet foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze told several thousand attendees that reliance on the United Nations was essential in order to “build a new world order.” 

• In his June 6, 1991 speech in Oslo, Norway, when he accepted the Nobel Peace Prize, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev stated, “To me, it is self-evident that if Soviet perestroika succeeds, there will be a real chance of building a new world order.”


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