It lies within the power of the Atlantic communities to impose peace upon the world and secure unimpeded movement and free speech from end to end of the earh. This is a fact on which the Open Conspiracy must insist. The English-speaking states, France, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, the Scandinavian countries and Russia, given not only a not very extravagant frankness of understanding between them, and a common disposition towards the idea of the Open Conspiracy, could cease to arm against each other and still exert enough strength to impose disarmament and a respect for human freedom in every corner of the planet. It is fantastic pedantry to wait for all the world to accede before all the world is pacified and policed.
H. G. Wells (1928)1
There is in the hearts of men the impulse to extend their control over others. The quest for power is an ancient one. When the quest for power is fused with the humanitarian quest to do good for others, whether they want it done for them or not, it becomes difficult to resist. And when both impulses are joined with the ability to become fabulously wealthy in the process, and to pass this wealth down to one's heirs, both biological and spiritual, the lure becomes almost irresistible. To do well while doing good: what a marvelous opportunity!
But it takes power to achieve this comprehensive goal: the power of the State. Herbert George Wells socialist, novelist, and sexual libertine understood this as well as anyone ever has. The visionary's price of universal wealth for all is the surrender of national sovereignty to a new world political order.
The realisation of this conceivable better order involves certain necessary achievements. It is impossible for any clear-headed person to suppose that the ever more destructive stupidities of war can be eliminated from human affairs until some common political control dominates the earth, and unless certain pressures due to the growth of population, due to the enlarging scope of human operations or due to conflicting standards and traditions of life, are disposed of. To avoid the positive evils of war and to attain the new levels of prosperity and power that now come into view, an effective world control, not merely of armed force but of the production and main movements of staple commodities and the drift and expansion of population, is required. It is absurd to dream of peace and world-wide progress without that much control. These things assured, the abilities and energies of a greatly increased proportion of human beings could be diverted to the happy activities of scientific research and creative work with an ever-increasing release and enlargement of human possibility. Such a forward stride in human life, the first stride in a mighty continuing advance, an advance to which no limit appears, is now materially possible. The opportunity is offered to mankind. But there is no certainty, no material necessity, that it should ever be taken. It will not be taken by mankind inadvertently. It can only be taken through such an organisation of will and energy to take it as this world has never seen before.2
In other words, the creation of this new world order must be planned. It must be planned by a conspiracy. He called it the open conspiracy in 1928. A dozen years later, he was still calling for world socialism in the post-war world. In his book, The New World Order, he proclaimed: "Gan one doubt that the 'scientific world' will break out in this way when the revolution is achieved, and that the development of man's power over nature and over his own nature and over this still unexplored planet, will undergo a continual acceleration as the years pass? No man can guess beforehand what doors will open then nor upon what wonderlands."3 A grand vision, indeed!
Six years later, his faith was in tatters. In Mind at the End of Its Tether, he lamented: "The end of everything we call life is close at hand and cannot be evaded."4 Ours is a closed universe, yet we need something beyond it." 'Power' is unsatisfactory."5 He had seen where the evolutionary process was leading and had to lead: to the death of man. "Man must go steeply up or down and the odds seem to be all in favour of his going down and out. If he goes up, then so great is the adaptation demanded of him that he must cease to be a man. Ordinary man is at the end of his tether. Only a small, highly adaptable minority of the species can possibly survive."6
Did this bring him to adopt a new worldview? Did it bring him back to his youthful faith in God? Hardly. In a simultaneously published book, he rejoiced in his life of blasphemy. "From first to last I have invented a considerable amount of excellent blasphemy."7 Christianity was still his greatest enemy: "... I recognise and deal with these Christian teachers for the foolish weaklings they are. I refuse to accept this consecrated riff-raft as my moral and mental equals. Clearly they are either knaves or fools or a blend in various proportions of the two, and to treat them as though they were intelligent honest men in this world crisis, becomes a politeness treasonable to mankind."8 He died shortly thereafter.
Wells understood the nature of the culture war he was in. He was a proponent of a new world order, one in which an international government would impose its will on other governments and all men, all for their own good. He was quite forthright: the protests of those governed against their will would be in vain. "It is fantastic pedantry to wait for all the world to accede before all the world is pacified and policed." He also understood that there was a threat to this new world order: Christianity. Most of his final book was a fantasy about meeting Jesus in a world of dreams. This Jesus was disgusted with all of His followers. "Gods! how he hated priests, and how he hates them now! And Paul!"9
Wells knew that those who defend the kingdom of God in history would eventually recognize the threat posed by a humanistic one-world order. It might take time, but resistance would come. Christianity therefore had to be challenged, undermined, and destroyed.
What Wells understood, his fellow conspirators also understand. Christians, as always, have been the last to hear. This has been true from the beginning. The religious authorities of Israel worried that the disciples would try to steal Jesus' body and announce His resurrection after three days (Matthew 27:62-66). They fully understood His prophesies; meanwhile, the disciples had scattered. The resurrection came as a surprise to them. But eventually, they learned. Then they became an even greater threat than the authorities had imagined.
Today, at long last, a growing minority of Christians has begun to understand the theological and organizational nature of the cultural and civilizational war they are in, and have long been in, unbeknownst to most of their predecessors. For exampie, Pat Robertson's book, The New World Order (1991), spelled out at least some of the historical details in Part 2. He quotes Richard Gardner, Ph.D., a Rhodes Scholar and high-level functionary in the Kennedy-Johnson State Department: "In short, the 'house of world order' will have to be built from the bottom up rather than from the top down .... An end run around national sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece, will accomplish much more than the old fashioned assault."10 Gardner announced this in Foreign Affairs (April 1974), the influential publication of the Council on Foreign Relations (C.F.R.).
Gardner's declaration reveals that the vision articulated by H. G. Wells is still alive and well. So is the officially admitted strategy: an open conspiracy. If you are going to run a conspiracy, put some of it into the open so that the targeted victims think they are seeing all of it. But Robertson was rocking the boat by going to the publications of this conspiracy and quoting verbatim some of its more outrageous declarations. For having written The New World Order, he was denounced and ridiculed in the press, which had previously ignored his books.
Robertson, the son of a U.S. Senator who was chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, came to this awareness rather late in his career, but the fact that he has come is significant. He was not the first to do so, but he is surely the only one with his own television network and law school to do so.
Whose New World Order?
I wrote the bulk of this book as the Prologue and Epilogue to Larry Abraham's Call It Conspiracy, which was published in 1985. I then revised it slightly and published it as a separate book in 1986. It was co-distributed by Crossway Books and my company, Dominion Press, later in 1986. I have decided to release it again, minus one chapter," 'Convergence': Justifying Surrender." With the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, there was no further need for a chapter on the foreign policy establishment's long-term pressures to bring together the Soviet Union and the United States under a common one-world government.
The issue here is the new world order. Jesus Christ inaugurated a New World Order. His followers call it the New Covenant. No other world order will ever replace it. But there are rival orders and would-be orders. They have their spokesmen.
On September 11, 1990, President George Bush delivered a speech to Congress. He made these observations:
A new partnership of nations has begun. We stand today at a unique and extraordinary moment. The crisis in the Persian Gulf, as grave as it is, also offers a rare opportunity to move toward an historic period of cooperation. Out of these troubled times, our fifth objective a new world order can emerge: a new era, freer from the threat of terror, stronger in the pursuit of .justice, and more secure in the quest for peace. An era in which the nations of the world, east and west, north and south, can prosper and live in harmony.
A hundred generations have searched for this elusive path to peace, while a thousand wars raged across the span of human endeavor. Today that new world is struggling to be born. A world quite different from the one we've known. A world in which the rule of law supplants the rule of the jungle.
A hundred generations. Let's see, that gets us back to the era of Abraham or thereabouts, in the days when Egypt rocked the cradle of civilization. From Egypt until 1990, no one had found the solution, not even Jesus Christ. I think Mr. Bush meant every word, as messianic as his extended timetable may initially appear. I have not seen this messianic a statement by any other major Western leader in my lifetime. But Mr. Bush learned a lesson in November of 1992: "Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall" (Proverbs 16:18).
There have been many conspiracies in history. A few gain power for a while; most of them lose from the beginning. These conspiracies have a model: the satanic conspiracy against God. They rely on secrecy covered in a shell of public positioning. They promote hidden agendas. They all lose. One by one, they all lose. This is why Isaiah warned God's people:
You are not to say, "It is a conspiracy!" In regard to all that this people call a conspiracy, and you are not to fear what they fear or be in dread of it. It is the LORD of hosts whom you should regard as holy. And He shall be your fear, And he shall be your dread (Isa. 8:12-13, NASB).
H. G. Wells' legacy has come to naught. He is remembered today mainly as an early science fiction writer: The War of the Worlds and The Time Machine. His open conspiracy is still working to extend its New World Order, but it, too, will come to naught. Those who become paralyzed in fear just thinking about the success of this or that conspiracy have disobeyed Isaiah. Those who seek to discover the inner ring that runs all of the other conspiracies have adopted the worldview of the conspirators. There is no inner ring that controls them all not an earthly inner ring, anyway. Readers must understand that the enemy can enmesh good people in his own web of impotence and fear by making them into conspiracy-hunters, conspiracy-exposers, and conspiracy-believers. I have known several very conservative people whose lives and careers have been destroyed pursuing the ultimate conspiracy.
Most historians have substituted some variation of cosmic impersonalism the rule of impersonal forces for the biblical concept of cosmic personalism: the rule of God. Conspiracy historians have usually substituted a rival version of cosmic personalism: the rule of secret societies. The thesis is the same, from the IBC (international bankers' conspiracy) to the IJBC (international Jewish bankers; conspiracy) to the Iluminati: the insiders have taken control of the key resource, whether money, the media, or whatever. This places the key to history inside history. It divinizes the relative.
There are limits to the imagination of man, but not many. The farthest reach of the limits of conspiracy historiography that I have ever come across is a 115-page book by one James Wood Monk: Karl and Taffy (1958), published by something called the Eldorado Pilgrim Press, Mountains of the Moon. On page 9, he announces his unique thesis. "This book is dedicated to the thesis that the most powerful nation in the world today is Wales, whose rate of multiplication and climb to power in at least five continents since 1485 has been little short of phenomenal." The year 1485 marked the defeat of Richard III by Henry Tudor of Wales.11 If you think that the secret powers behind Western governments have been obscure, consider this one-sentence assessment: "This book seeks to stretch in outline the process whereby a combination of the faithless South Welsh who abandoned and the loyal North Welsh who supported the last Llywelyn of Wales in 1282 has [sic] now gained mastery of the island, and through it of the Empire, and through the Empire seeks to ally with British and Israelite forces in the United States to dominate the world in collusion with representatives of the original Marxist revolutionaries who assisted World Communism in its march to power" (p. 10). There are many hidden trails on the road to historiographical nuttiness, and Mr. Monk has done yeoman service in blazing one of them. A word to the wise is sufficient.
1 H. G. Wells, The Open Cospiracy: Blue Prints for a World Revolution (Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1928), pp. 189-90.
2 Ibid., pp. 24-25.
3 Wells, The New World Order (London: Secker & Warburg, 1940), p. 189.
4 Wells, Mind at the End of lts Tether (New York: Didier; 1946), p. 1.
5 Ibid., p. 12.
6 Ibid., p.30.
7 Wells, The Happy Turning: A Dream of Life (New York: Didier; 1946), p. 6.
8 Ibid., pp. 42-43.
9 Ibid., p. 14.
10 Cited in Robertson, The New World Order (Dallas: Word, 1991), p. 6.
11 I was at Bosworth Field, where the battle took place, on its 500th anniversary. A few hundred visitors were there for the preliminaries to the weekend's reenactment of the battle. The followers of Richard III seemed to outnumber Henry's advocates. One of them cried out: "Death to the Welsh pretender!" Too late by 500 years, according to Mr. Monk.