Conspiracy Theories: Who are the Illuminati and do they really control the world?

Joel Dingal

Bar Manager in a International Cruise Ship

68w ago

First question, who are the Illuminati? Illuminati were political group originated in Bavaria (now Germany) their goal was to overthrow hereditary monarchies all over Europe, the group was founded by a Canon Law and Practical Philosophy professor named Adam Weishaupt in University of Ingoldstadt in Munich, Germany on May 1, 1776 and lasted only a decade then disbanded, the group had only a few member, they didn’t even had a proper place to house their meeting, and yes they love to drink Wei├čenbier. In addition Adam Weishaupt was a Mason and he use his Lodge to recruit members but he failed.

Second, do they control the world? No they don’t control the world and they didn’t controlled the world at all, they were disbanded before they attempted to fulfill their goal.

Now a days there are no records of their existence although some personalities claiming that they are actually a member of Illuminati but they are fake as the group no longer exist.

Steven Hager

Author of "Killing Kennedy" and "Killing Lincoln."

2w ago

The Illuminati was a nest inside Freemasonry designed to bring Europe under control of a secret society network. Almost all revolution and change in Europe was plotted inside similar secret societies. The Illuminati was created by a Jesuit-trained orphan during a time the Jesuits had been banned by the Pope and sought refuge in Russia. The rituals originally used are strikingly similar to those used today at Yale University's Skull & Bones societ. Inductees are required to reveal their secrets, aspirations and faults in a written biography, which is then made available to senior members who decide where to position the newcomers. Members only know their immediate cell group, and are provided knowledge strictly on a need-to-know basis. Their reward for serving "the Order" is rapid advancement to the highest levels of their chosen profession. To give an example of how close-knit these societies are, no Boner has ever spoke out or revealed inner secrets. If you want to do research in this area, you will quickly find the field is peppered with more disinfo and fables than almost any other conspiracy theory. Attitudes toward the Illuminati inside government echo J. Edgar Hoover's refusal to admit the existence of organized crime operating in secret societies like the Sicilian "Men of Honor" society. Just think of the Illuminati as a similar group operating inside the dynastic old-money families of America."Fire in the Minds of Men" is the best place to start your research, but the most important recent book is "The Perfectibilists."

Shawn Bell

Author, Screenwriter, Media God

181w ago

The Illuminati were a Bavarian political group that advocated the overthrow of hereditary European monarchies.  They were formed in 1776 and were disbanded in 1785.  They had six members, total.  All of the members are dead, and the group hasn’t existed for more than 200 years.

So … no, they don’t control the world.  They didn’t when they were a group, and they certainly can’t now.

To correct some ridiculous misconceptions:

The Illuminati had nothing to do with Freemasonry.  The founder, Adam Weishaupt, did try to join a Masonic Lodge in 1777 (Lodge Theodor zum guten Rath), but he was expelled.  Why?  Because he kept trying to discuss politics in the Lodge, and that’s one of two topics that are not discussed (the other topic is religion).

There’s no such thing as a “secret society network.”  That’s just silly.

Adam Weishaupt - the founder of the Illuminati - wasn’t Jewish.

The Illuminati wasn’t ‘banned in Bavaria’ at all.

There weren’t any ‘techniques’ to joining the Illuminati.  The six members were all like minded when it came to politics, and they liked to drink beer.  That’s not how you join the Skull and Bones.

There aren’t ‘secret societies found at many major universities.’  There are fraternities.  They’re pretty easy to find.  They’ve got big Greek letters on their buildings.  Duh.

The Illuminati aren’t “free thinkers unshackled by social norms” or any other goofiness.  They WERE a political group during the Age of Enlightenment.  That’s it.

Bill Gates is just a guy who bought the right software package a long time ago.  He’s not '“enlightened” (illumined?)' in any particular way.

Richard Branson is a smart businessman who works tirelessly (and likes to treat people to lunch). He’s not '“enlightened” (illumined?)' in any particular way.

Jeremy Britton

Wealth Coach, Business Coach, Symbologist, Sexologist

362w ago

Illuminati are free thinkers unshackled by social norms, unaffected by the hypnosis of mass media, able to transcend the popular consumer culture...

Even if they were a loose affiliation of individuals who were not even aware of the whole, these individuals would control much wealth & influence, merely by their free thinking actions.

Consider that many political and corporate leaders such as Gates, Branson etc are "enlightened" (illumined?) and not belonging to social norms. These type of men would rival Socrates, Da Vinci and others who were considered either iluuminated geniuses or hopelessly insane, depending upon who was observing.

Fred Landis

Investigative Reporter

260w ago

Movie thrillers have elaborate plots to be interesting.
Conspiracies by powerful organizations make good thrillers.

Now the problem, you do not want to get sued or get killed.
That is why movies have conspiracies by entities that are fictional, not powerful, or feel flattered.

The Da Vinci Code is the best example of uniting every fictional or historic conspiracy.

Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy is accurate but deals with known events 60 years ago.
The Godfather is roughly accurate but deals with ancient history and is somewhat flattering.

People who believe in conspiracies in Italy is the whole country.
American conspiracy people are regarded as somewhat paranoid.
Those who give any credence to the Illuminati are  by far the most extreme.
If there is anything more extreme than the Illuminati it would be the Flying Saucer people.

People in the East Coast  are a little closer to Italians, the conspiracies they discuss are about politics and often real, or at least plausible.

The major world-wide base for  conspiracy theories is New Mexico, Arizona, and California. With no direct experience on Wall St or Capitol Hill,they focus on the Illuminati and  Aliens, which is perfect material for movies.

This is an explanation of why young people in modern society would even know about ancient obscure groups that self-destructed hundreds of years ago.

Fadel Amine

works at Facebook

91w ago

The Illuminati is one of the world's most famous secret organizations. Their rumored membership includes many public figures.

The Illuminati trace their origins back thousands of years to their conception as a result of the genetic inbreeding between a reptilian extraterrestrial race and humanity.  Their modern origin, however, traces back to the 1760s and a man named Adam Weishaupt, who defected from the Catholic church and organized the Illuminati, financed by the International Bankers

According to the "conspiracy theory", the Illuminati began as a secret society under the leadership of a Jesuit-trained professor. On 1 May 1776 a committee of five men, one for each of the points on the pentagram, formed what was called, "the old and Illuminated Seers of Bavaria...

Anne Cetis

if believe a conspiracy before I believe a history book

135w ago

We've got a bunch of disinformation going on in this forum. They may be members. Just go on youtube plenty of information there, too many left brain thinkers here...


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