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Conspiracy - Radio 5 Live Monday, 5 October, 1998, 10:47 GMT 11:47 UK
Death to the New World Order
The US Government say they don't exist
The US Government say the helicopters do not exist
In the final part of the series, Paul Vickers of BBC Radio 5 Live, asks if there really is a sinister plot to set up a one-world government.

The conspiracy theory about the New World Order is not new, but it is the one that everyone is talking about as we draw closer to the year 2000.

A growing number of Americans are so convinced that the NWO is about to take power that they are making plans to fight back, stockpiling foods, weapons and ammunition.

Major Boyd is a trooper in the New Mexico militia, an armed unit of volunteers; farmers, salesmen, former police-officers, who are preparing to take the New World Order on.

"There are 19 million armed American patriots ready to take their country back," he told us.

What is the New World Order?

Simply put, it is a shadowy collection of elite bankers, politicians and military leaders who want to control the whole world with a single dictatorial government - the New World Order.

The N.W.O. is  a shadowy collection of people who want to control the whole world
The N.W.O. is a shadowy collection of people who want to control the whole world
They will take power thanks in part to the millennium bug - the Y2K bug as it's known in the States. When US computers collapse, they say, society as we know it will end.

Food won't make it into the superstores, nuclear power-stations will shut down or melt down, there will be anarchy on the streets - streets flooded with weapons thanks to the relaxed gun-control laws America is famous for.

And they say that United Nations troops will be moved into America to disarm the population and restore order, using emergency powers to install the NWO in government.

The militia say that this is the enemy they are sworn to fight. General Strode, the proud commander of the New Mexico Militia, says that "the militia has a duty to defend the American constitution from enemies both foreign and domestic", that domestic enemy including corrupt governments like the NWO.

Unidentified flying helicopters

Some of his men believe that preparations for "take over" are already underway. "They have built detention facilities across the country where anyone who disagrees with the government will be locked up. Their soldiers will come to get us in their black helicopters," said one man who did not want to give his name.

82 Branch Davidians and 4 agents were at Waco
82 Branch Davidians and four agents were killed at Waco
These black helicopters, choppers with no unit markings and charcoal black paint, are a common theme for conspiracists.

The US government says that they don't exist. BBC producer Richard Vadon and myself both saw two of them, landing at an Air Force base in New Mexico. And they were seen hovering over David Koresh's homestead on the day that the Feds ended a 51 day siege there, killing 82 Branch Davidians and four agents. Whether they really are on missions as sinister as the militia believes? Who knows.

Thousands are hoarding food

What we do know is that plenty of Americans are preparing for the coming of the New World Order.

At a Global Sciences convention in Denver, Colorado, people were buying survivalist gear and gold and silver ingots to barter with when money becomes worthless. And they are stockpiling food in defiance of Federal law.

One businessman was selling a year's supply of freeze-dried soup for $3,000. Was he worried that the Federal government might put a stop to his illegal activity?

"I've had 73 very good years. But if the government come and try to stop me, or stop my ability to survive, they'd better bring plenty of body bags with them," he said.


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