For the more level-headed, reasonable folk among us the idea of a nefarious, covert group secretly pulling the strings behind the scenes of all the world’s events might seem far-fetched. But for the more vigilant, enquiring minds out there the existence of the Illuminati isn’t just the stuff of paranoid delusion.
Think about it: is it just mere coincidence that so many celebrities, the assumed puppets of the Illuminati, are constantly throwing out pyramid shapes and other such satanic hand gestures? Is the fact that the Illuminati has been referenced throughout popular culture, from music and films to literature and politics, nothing more than happenstance?
Or could it be that a secret society – or rather not-so secret society, considering we’re discussing them here – is really manipulating us all to their own wicked ends? As we’re about to prove, the idea of the Illuminati might not be so absurd.
It’s time to wake up, sheeple.
A long time ago back in 1776 a young upstart in the world of 18th
century philosophy named Adam Weishaupt did indeed establish a secret group in
Germany known as the Order of the Illuminati or the Bavarian Illuminati.
But though the group was organised kind of like the Freemasons, at least in terms of its secrecy and rituals, the ideas the OG Illuminati practiced – secularism, freethought and reason, gender equality – were by no means nefarious and in fact form the basis of most civilised societies today.
Initially just a handful of dudes, the Illuminati’s membership grew to several thousand but unfortunately for Weishaupt and his comrades its existence would be short-lived as less than ten years after its founding a new law was introduced that prohibited all secret societies including the Illuminati.
Weishaupt fled Bavaria settling in Gotha, Germany where he lived in relative obscurity until his death in 1830 and with him the bona fide Illuminati as history remembers it.