ILLUMINATI

SUMMAIYA CHAUDHRY
STUDENT OF IIUI

The Illuminati is a secret society that supposedly has covert plans to take over the world for a One World Order. The Illuminati’s aim is to have total power and control over Earth’s citizens. The Illuminati is a name given to several groups, both real and fictitious. Historically, the name refers to the Bavarian Illuminati, an Enlightenment-era secret society founded on May 1, 1776 to oppose superstition, prejudice, religious influence over public life, abuses of state power and to support women’s education and gender equality.In subsequent use, “Illuminati” refers to various organizations claiming or purported to have unsubstantiated links to the original Bavarian Illuminati or similar secret societies and often alleged to conspire to control world affairs by masterminding events and planting agents in government or corporations to establish a New World Order to gain further political power and influence. Central to some of the most widely known and elaborated conspiracy theories, the Illuminati have been depicted as lurking in the shadows; pulling the strings and levers of power in dozens of novels, movies, television shows, comics, video games and music videos.Paranoid conspiracy theorists (PCTs) believe the Illuminati cabal still exists, either in its original form or as a paradigm for later cabals. Many PCTs believe “that large Jewish banking families have been orchestrating various political revolutions and machinations throughout Europe and America since the late eighteenth century, with the ultimate aim of bringing about a satanic New World Order.” What George Bush was talking about in his state of the union address in 1991 was no less than the establishment of a single world government with the anti-Christ; who some say is Bill Clinton but could be Pat Robertson or George W. Bush at its head. In the paranoid mind, the Illuminati succeeded in their goals, and have now infiltrated every government and every aspect of society. They are responsible for every evil and every unjust act that ever occurs anywhere; the fact that absolutely no evidence of their existence can be found only serves to make them stronger and more frightening. They are the demon in the closet and will probably never disappear from the paranoid fantasy world of right-wing conspiracy theorists. The Illuminati is hastening the coming of the Anti-Christ and the end of the world.The only Illuminati’s that exists today is the invention of writers and bloggers who enjoy feeding the imaginations of paranoid and naive individuals who are unable to form opinions of their own.