For some groups in the USA, the term new world order now triggers a totally negative image of world domination by a secret, manipulative, even evil power. They hold the view that enlightened leaders working towards this end have been unknowingly duped into undertaking initiatives on behalf a tighly knit secret elite group whose gal is nothing less than a new order for the human race under the domination of Lucifer and his followers. Detailed scenarios of a dictatorial government of the future are widely circulated on the Internet.
2. The underlying factor in all this world of disorder is the sheer power of uncontrolled great wealth in the hands of a few nations, co-existing with absolute poverty elsewhere. These gross inequalities are incompatible with internal peace, political stability, or personal security for any citizen. Internationally there is no democracy.
3. The fall of the totalitarian system of "real socialism" has left a vacuum that has quickly been filled by the expanding system of increasingly unfettered capitalism characterised by policies that ravage nature and further impoverish many countries of the world. As a consequence, the gap between the "haves" and "have-nots" is widening. The escalation of "terrorism", culminating in the 11 September 2001 attacks on New York and Washington, and of "counter-terrorism" in many parts of the world, are interdependent links in a chain of growing globalisation of violence and of violent globalisation.