The Illuminati (plural of Latin illuminatus, 'enlightened') is a name given to several groups, both real and fictitious. The term has been used since the 15th century CE.
Historically, the name usually refers to the Bavarian Illuminati, an Enlightenment-era secret society founded by Adam Weishaupt on 1 May 1776 in Bavaria, today part of Germany. The society's goals were to oppose superstition, obscurantism, religious influence over public life, and abuses of state power. "The order of the day," they wrote in their general statutes, "is to put an end to the machinations of the purveyors of injustice, to control them without dominating them."
The Illuminati—along with Freemasonry and other secret societies—were outlawed through edict by Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria, with the encouragement of the Catholic Church, in 1784, 1785, 1787, and 1790.
After being outlawed, the Illuminati was generally vilified by conservative and religious critics who claimed that the group continued underground and were responsible for the French Revolution.
A self-claimed ex-Illuminati programmer named Svali said that the Illuminati appear to be descendants of the Knights Templar and the Rosicrucians. In the present day, Illuminati members are mostly comprised of government officials and the "elite class". The Illuminati manages and manipulates parts of the political and financial spectrum of the Cabal's agenda, which is to facilitate a New World Order. The Illuminati, and even Freemasonry, from which it derives, receives much of the attention due to the various symbols and structural patterns that are often observed by the general public. This may have been purposely prepared to keep "THEY" securely in the shadows. Illuminati is said to have support for its own primary agenda. Any criticism against it, will be targeted by "THEM", similar to how WikiLeaks is bieng targeted for revealing their secrets.
Methods of Control
According to Svali, the Illuminati control an area through its:
- Banks and financial institutions
- Insiders call the Federal Reserve system the Babylonian Money Magic Slave System.
- Local government: Children are encouraged to study law and/or economics.
- Media: Others are encouraged to go to journalism school, and members help fund local papers.
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