LAX Shooter Influenced by New World Order (NWO) Conspiracy Theory

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Apparently Paul Anthony Ciancia, the shooter in the murder of a TSA officer at LAX last week wrote a note that mentions the NWO. The mainstream media is falling over themselves trying to work out what group this is that Mr. Ciancia belonged to. It would be funny but for the shootings themselves… Here’s an example of the MSM coverage from USA Today:

The alleged gunman who killed a TSA agent and wounded three other people at LAX had written a note – and it mentions NWO, a conspiracy theory. So what is NWO?

The alleged shooter is Paul Anthony Ciancia, a 23-year-old has been hospitalized in critical condition after he was shot by LAX police. Authorities are reporting that the note said that Ciancia wanted to shoot a TSA officer, and didn’t care which one. And there’s that abbreviation, NWO, that the media has been dissecting since it was announced.

It’s called the New World Order. Theorists use that term to reference an alleged secret plot to establish a single government for the world. The Southern Poverty Law Center summed up the theory on their blog Hatewatch: that world powers are supposedly working to make a socialistic one-world government that would destroy American freedoms…

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  1. The embittering irony being that a socialistic series of policies (actual socialism…not the corporate fascism that people constantly mislabel from ignorance) would probably be the saving grace that would restore individual freedom and protections for same to the people of a currently market driven society that has handed its decision making over to a clique of powerbrokers whose chief interest is using the American people like an ATM.

    If weenies like Ciancia could pull away from the giant well spun corporate fascist propaganda cock lodged in their throats…they’d realize that freedom doesn’t taste like a sweaty corporate nutsack. Likewise they’d stop imagining that the problem was something they could shoot. Half this shit kicks off because of the building frustration that comes from losers who guzzle the neo-rightist kool-aid imaging a shadowy enemy, arming themselves to the teeth against imminent attack…and then having to sit there for years with no one to shoot because no one is attacking you in a tangible way. The cognitive dissonance reaches maximum…and the cork finally pops on the crazy bottle.

    • moremisinformation | Nov 4, 2013 at 10:11 pm |

      “…a socialistic series of policies…that would restore individual freedoms…”

      “The cognitive dissonance reaches maximum…”, indeed.

    • Taan Maat | Nov 6, 2013 at 6:43 pm |

      some of us will choose to remain rooted in the raw reality that necessitated the manufacture of cold steel in the first place.

      You subconscious boot-lickers may have gotten to nearly the entire globe, but the United States, as hollowed out and whored out as it has become, still is home to the most free peoples on the planet earth and push come to shove it will stay that way or be totally destroyed. There is no shadow enemy, you are the enemy.

  2. ishmael2009 | Nov 4, 2013 at 1:31 pm |

    People everywhere feel disconnected from politics, and of course conspiracy theories abound to offer an explanation. This isn’t a Right or Left wing problem, it’s across the board. Everything is explained by reference to some kind of sinister influence. It’s because people are more and more powerless and they know it. Time to bring the corporations to heel. Break them if necessary. Just a question of finding an honest politician and a political party that isn’t utterly corrupted.

    • Lookinfor Buford | Nov 4, 2013 at 1:48 pm |

      Oh is that all? that should be a snap!

    • Unless it is a political party that purposely establishes itself in order to unravel the state (by state, I mean transnational state institutions and organizations) and does so on a global scale, then there is no “honest politician”: there always has to be collusion in a political economy based upon the creation and protection of capital. In other words, I don’t think any politician is ever going to give up their slice of the technocratic pie.

      Even then, political parties that have in the past established themselves as a revolutionary and radical party has had to renege on that deal: from the Bolsheviks of the 1920s, to Hugo Chavez of late, have moved the ball forward and yet glued their hands together; they all still need capital, and almost all have gone to some enemy of an enemy in order to get that capital. That is why it’s essential to have mass resistance and participation in the dialogue, as the people in any political party can always go back on their word unless they are held truly accountable (which is a very difficult thing to accomplish, I grant that). Will the Democrats and the Republicans ever change who they are? No, they won’t. Will there be a party that is very revolutionary and radical? There have been in the past, and there will be in the future. Unless people give the political party a good kick in the ass, things will always backpedal.

  3. I wonder how that spazzy Texas conspiracy theorist host feels about this… Elated?

    • gustave courbet | Nov 4, 2013 at 4:01 pm |

      He’ll be calling it a false flag incident designed to demonize the liberty movement, instead of taking a moment to reflect on the possible reasons why dysfunctional and well armed crazies are attracted to his movement.

    • Calypso_1 | Nov 4, 2013 at 5:34 pm |

      You are suggesting conspiracy is transmitted by parasitic vector? Fascinating!

      • In my opinion, Texas Spazzy Bilkman (I don’t want to say his name) is the 21st century Typhoid Marry of paranoia inducing thought viruses.

        • gustave courbet | Nov 5, 2013 at 12:16 am |

          memetic virology

        • oneironauticus | Nov 5, 2013 at 9:40 pm |

          My first year out of my parents home, I spent at least a summer completely-raving-paranoid because of that man. On the local radio in Austin–I had no idea how famous he was, at the time. I was, admittedly, a little naive. Then I read the Illuminatus! trilogy. That helped. Also getting a job. That helped more.

          • I feel that in certain circles it’s an inevitable process that some don’t make it out of.

          • oneironauticus | Nov 5, 2013 at 10:04 pm |

            One of my friends only made it out because she got knocked up. Having a kid helped sort of prioritize things, I suppose. Or else she’s simply too busy to spend hours online feeding the crazy when there’s a baby to feed, instead. *shrugs*

          • I can see how babies would change perceptions and priorities, likely biology as well. I made it out because I realised there is no benefit in running around like chicken little.

          • Calypso_1 | Nov 9, 2013 at 6:12 pm |

            I made it out because I realized there is no benefit to indefinite detention.

          • Shoulda hid the memetic shiv better.

          • Calypso_1 | Nov 9, 2013 at 8:33 pm |

            Never been a fan of kiester stashing my mind.
            But I have come to abhor the childhood singsong about not hiding the light under a bushel.
            The troubles arise when the memetic becomes kinetic.
            There are some places you should learn not to go. Or you go…and realize the value of your beast flesh is not well served by such arrangements. Then escaping with what gristle remains becomes a grim companion and potent augur.

          • “In researching occult conspiracies, one eventually faces a crossroad of mythic proportions (called Chapel Perilous in the trade). You come out the other side either stone paranoid or an agnostic; there is no third way. I came out agnostic.” — Robert Anton Wilson

          • The Well Dressed Man | Nov 9, 2013 at 6:24 pm |

            chips & queso fnord

  4. BuzzCoastin | Nov 4, 2013 at 7:12 pm |

    “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”

    George H. W. Bush Remarks to reporters (5 August 1990)

    • DrDavidKelly | Nov 4, 2013 at 7:45 pm |

      That’s just about the creepiest thing I’ve ever heard. Did his eyes roll back in his head as he was saying it? If he had put in a bit about gawd and the coming battle for armageddon it would have been a perfect evil genius speech.

      • Apart from the name – which never should’ve passed anyone with at least a passing familiarity with Orwell – and the whole “fifth objective” bit, what about that is actually all that creepy, you think? It doesn’t come off well, I agree, but it’s really standard ranch “uplifting” political flimflam.

        One day, dammit, I want to see a conspiracy that doesn’t beat around the bush. “Yep, we’re going to enslave your children, destroy your god, and park in your spaces once we achieve our goals of world domination and new world order-tude,” said the candidate from the Extra-dimensional Lizard Party to reporters today. The Democratic candidate expressed appreciation for his enthusiasm but cautioned the strong language and the Republican candidate called him a Marxist.

        • gustave courbet | Nov 5, 2013 at 12:37 am |

          “This regionalization is in keeping with the Tri-Lateral Plan which calls for a gradual convergence of East and West, ultimately leading toward the goal of one world government. National sovereignty is no longer a viable concept.”

          ― Zbigniew Brzezinski

          “Some even believe we (the Rockefeller family) are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure—one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.” (David Rockefeller, p. 405

          • Well, I’m convinced. Send me some of your literature.

          • gustave courbet | Nov 5, 2013 at 5:22 pm |

            I wouldn’t expect any thinking person to be convinced by a couple of out-of-context quotations. I ran across the idea of the NWO years ago, and began to investigate it. What I found was that there is a narrow sliver of humanity that has inordinate power, and is compelled by self interest. Unfortunately, most people who use the term NWO are profoundly ignorant, and haven’t cracked a book relating to the subject. I would recommend David Rothkopf’s book “Super class” as an intro to the subject of the emerging phenomenon of a supranational class of interconnected power interests. Not-incidentally, Rothkopf is not some Alex Jones nutter but a deeply embedded member of the establishment.

          • The way I understand it, George Bush Sr. killed his reelection by talking about new world order.


          • gustave courbet | Nov 5, 2013 at 6:35 pm |

            You might be right, in that H.W. lost some of the conservative base by talking about his post-Westphalian world order, but I would suspect it had more to do with Clinton’s charisma next to the effete and gaunt Bush. The two were friends, anyway (nothing like running cocaine together to seal a friendship).

          • My dad told me that Bush Sr. was scaring people with the NWO talk. I am sure it’s not that simple, it sounded good to me when I wrote it.

          • gustave courbet | Nov 5, 2013 at 8:12 pm |

            I bet your dad’s right. I just don’t think that those people would have switched their votes to Clinton. I guess, if Bush scared enough conservatives into not voting it would have given Slick Willy an edge.

          • gustave courbet | Nov 9, 2013 at 11:50 pm |

            Aw, c’mon Matt, I wanted to hear what “Less than Tolerant” had to say.

          • Matt Staggs | Nov 10, 2013 at 10:44 am |

            Try a Ouija board. He’s been banished to the Outer Darkness.

          • I’m familiar with Rothkopf, though I have not read his book. A quit refreshing shows he indeed swings a fairly big stick in that world. That might be illuminating the next time my interest wanders in that direction. Thank you, and I will make a note.

    • Sounds good to me. Of course, when a politician says words I believe in, I know they mean something else.

  5. moremisinformation | Nov 4, 2013 at 10:24 pm |

    I find it continuously fascinating to read people who seem to hold corporations up as the sole proprietor of society’s problems with nary a mention of the state, from which corporate charters are born and where corporations turn when they need the legitimate use of violence to enforce their policies/agendas.

    • gustave courbet | Nov 5, 2013 at 6:31 pm |

      Historically, corporations were devised as proxies of the state, but have, in the modern era, supplanted them as the pinnacle of power, precisely because they act as proxies. I would add that only misinformed lefties hold corporations as the root of the power problem, just as misinformed libertarians hold that the government is the root of the problem. A careful examination reveals that these two types of power systems have merged, and the distinctions between them are academic.

      • Interesting, what you said has given me pause. I am curious now. What do you feel is the root of the power problem. I realise there is not just one simple boogie man to point at.

        • gustave courbet | Nov 5, 2013 at 8:10 pm |

          Personally, I would say it is basically a problem of human psychology. Adaptive traits that were biologically useful 80 thousand years ago in small social groups have accrued into the current power system, which rewards differing levels of sociopathy. The institutions that have historically controlled society, be they religious, governmental, or corporate, are shadows cast by the most ruthless members of our species. Because it isn’t an institutional problem, but one related deeply to the basic human desire for power and control, we can’t simply vote the bastards out of office, or revoke a corporate charter and expect to see a real change in power relations. Unfortunately, I haven’t heard any solutions.

          • Do you feel that a global government could be a good thing, if higher ideals are the focus over power?

          • Taan Maat | Nov 7, 2013 at 10:35 am |

            “higher ideals” Earth will always be consume, produce. There is no utopia, in fact, utopia means “no place”. The people who envision the “rehabilitated” world where every corner of the globe is lifted into the reasoned light of the think tanks are hypnotized and blinded by rhetoric, puerile hope and stupidity. They will dress it up that way but if you’re smart you’ll look beyond the perfumed smoke. You are an underling, buying and dying worm.

          • That’s fascinating, can you pass the popcorn?

          • gustave courbet | Nov 9, 2013 at 10:59 pm |

            As a hypothetical I suppose it is possible that a global government could be benign, but with the humans we have now, I don’t think it’s such a great idea.

  6. Nick Dugdale | Nov 5, 2013 at 12:41 pm |

    is Ciancia his last name? or was that CIA n CIA? hmm whelp!

  7. Taan Maat | Nov 6, 2013 at 6:24 pm |

    Bi-monthly reminder that Daddy Bush’s “law of the jungle” speech where he used the phrase “a big idea, a new world order” was on September 11th, 1991. Magical hahaha

  8. Taan Maat | Nov 6, 2013 at 6:26 pm |

    David Rockefeller: memoirs (2002) on p. 405 he states “For more than a century ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents such as my encounter with Castro to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working
    against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure–one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.”

    The NWO isn’t a tinfoiler’s illusory construct, it’s living and breathing all around us.

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