10 Illuminati Facts You Might Not Know
The Illuminati conspiracy stretches as far back as 1st May 1776 – which was the day it was supposedly founded. It is thought the secret society’s goal is to oppose the abuse of state power, religious influence, superstition, prejudice, whilst supporting women’s education and gender equality. The Illuminati may attempt to control world events, whilst striving to gain power and influence to establish a New World Order.
While we cannot provide all answers surrounding the conspiracy theories, we can provide a few facts about the society you might not know.
The Illuminati were originally supposed to be called the Perfectibilists. They sound more like a band than a powerful society!
The Illuminati supposedly spanned across every country in Europe, and had over 2,000 members during its official 10 year existence.
There has been no evidence of the Illuminati’s existence since 1784. The secret society reportedly fell apart when the ruler of Bavaria banned all secret clubs in 1785 – which resulted in Adam Weishaupt fleeing the country and the disbandment of the group. No proof of the groups have been found since – or are they just that good?
4. The Freemasons
Many people believe the Illuminati and the Freemasons are the same thing. They’re not. The Freemasons are a fraternal organisation, who are thought to have plotted the French Revolution and designed the pyramids. There are 250,000 Freemason members in England and Wales alone, and they all share the values of honesty, compassion, fortitude, prudence, justice and for the pursuit of philosophical truths.
The Illuminati was originally a racist elite club, as they did not have any black people within the society.
6. Anti-Jewish Propaganda
The New World Order is thought to have been created for anti-Jewish propaganda by Nesta Webster. She said that both the Illuminati and the Freemasons were societies powered by groups for the New World Order.
7. The Dollar Bill
The Illumunati symbol is believed to be featured in the American dollar bill. However, it was designed by President Thomas Jefferson, who was a Freemason, and not a member of the Illuminati. The Freemasons didn’t adopt the symbol until years after the dollar bill was produced.
8. Powerful Members
A number of powerful people are believed to have been a part of the New World Order, including Hitler, Marx, Stalin, Lenin and Mussolini. A number of high profile celebrities are also thought to be part of the elite group, including Jay-z, Lady Gaga and Beyonce.
9. Aircraft Pollutants
Are the Illuminati deliberately polluting the air? Normal planes reportedly only left a vapor trail which cleared in minutes; however, they are now releasing a chemical trail that lingers in the air for a long time. As a result, they can become large clouds and cause diseases. There is a theory that the society infiltrated the government and are now polluting our atmosphere.
10. Historical Accidentalism
The Illuminati believe in the historical accidentalism concept, which means that people believe that all government problems and tragic events are simply accidents, and are not the responsibility of one person or more. The ideology is offered to the population, who therefore rely on their governments for answers.
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