A term used to refer to a right-wing conspiracy theory that became popular among anti-government extremists from the 1990s onwards. “New World Order” conspiracists believe that a tyrannical, socialist “one-world” conspiracy has already taken over most of the planet and schemes to eliminate the last bastion of freedom, the United States, with the help of collaborators within the government. Through repressive measures, as well as manufactured crises such as terrorist attacks and pandemics, the globalist conspirators seek to eliminate dissent and to disarm Americans so that the “New World Order” can move in and enslave them. “New World Order” conspiracists also commonly believe that hundreds of concentration camps have been built in the U.S., ready to house dissenters; that the government will declare martial law, possibly on a pretext such as responding to a terrorist attack; and that the government will engage in mass gun confiscations.
Extremism, Terrorism & Bigotry