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
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,
12. Once Upon A Time There Was A Real Illuminati
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
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.