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Conspiracy theorists are held in disregard for their crazy conclusions about hierarchies of control. The New World Order, a canonical example of conspiracy theories, is alleged to be:

a secretive power elite with a globalist agenda is conspiring to eventually rule the world through an authoritarian world government—which replaces sovereign nation-states—and an all-encompassing propaganda that ideologizes its establishment as the culmination of history's progress.

To me, that’s more than far-fetched. It presumes a god-like ability to coordinate and control conflicting factions. People don’t fall into line so easily, and local conditions are always pushing them out of line. Even God can’t seem to get everyone to agree on who He is or what He demands.

But to dismiss anything conspiracy theorists say is as much an error as believing them whole-heartedly. The trick is to weigh the claims and verify the facts, individually. The crazies may be wrong about the scope of the network of control. But suspicious relationships can be confirmed.

It is fact that the current leader of the Greek government achieved power outside of democratic elections. He is a member of the Trilateral Commission, part of the conspiratorial canon. And he was appointed with the explicit goal of keeping Greece in the Eurozone. Prime Minister Papedemos is a central banker placed in power to manage Greece’s debt to other central bankers.

It is fact that the current leader of the Italian government achieved power outside of democratic elections. He is a member of the Bilderburg Group, part of the conspiratorial canon. He’s also the European chair of the Trilateral Commission. Prime Minister Monti is a global finance consultant placed in power to manage Italy’s debt to global financiers.

Even as I dimiss the possibility of a New World Order—at least as described on late-night AM radio—those facts about Greece and Italy suggest that democracy is being subverted by interconnected banking interests. Democracy itself may not be the goal, but plutocracy is unlikely to serve the advancement of individual liberty.