10 Compelling Pieces Of Evidence That Prove The Illuminati Are Real

8. People Have Been Talking About Them For Centuries

We doubt that the latter Order Of The Illuminati actually have all that much pull in modern society - if they did, you'd think they could afford a better web designer - but the fact that they've managed to survive so long is a testament to...well, something. As is the fact that the original Illuminati supposedly stopped existing sometime towards the end of the 18th century, and yet we're still talking about them. In fact we've never really stopped talking about them, ever since the first group were exposed and everyone learned that conspiracy theories were sometimes actually true. Not only were the Bavarians blamed for the French Revolution but, throughout the centuries, a whole bunch of political changes, revolutions, scandals, and world events have been attributed to the Illuminati. The Satanic sexual abuse panic of the seventies and eighties, the Battle Of Waterloo, the JFK assassination, the Red Scare in America (and specifically Hollywood) are all things that have been said to be the creation of the Illuminati, both from people looking back and particularly sharp individuals at the time. We get that there's a lot of evidence that they don't exist - and, really, they wouldn't be much of a secret society if we're talking about them this much - but the fact that the theories persisted for over three centuries at this point perhaps suggests that there's something to this whole €œNew World Order€ thing besides a bunch of lunatics writing stuff on YouTube videos. Why would we spend so long on something that isn't real? Putting aside the Star Trek Wikipedia articles, anyway...
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