a reply to: MayorOfCydonia
No offense but I think you may be combining the idea of what the "illuminati" are with the modern depiction of them.
First, the word illuminati was not really floating around; it's a Latin word which literally translate to, "one who is illuminated," or, more
specifically, "one who is enlightened." This aimed more at people who were higher thinking in the fields of religion, spirituality, metaphysics,
philosophy, and the sciences. The reason the Bavarian Illuminati was underground and "secret" was because it was composed of scientists who were
trying to avoid persecution by the dominating religious group of the time: the Church of Catholicism.
Looking at it more in an abstract sense, why would a group of enlightened individuals partake in greed, fear-mongering, and other negative activities
if they are by designation "illuminated" and enlightened? It seems extremely contradictory, especially when considering that a major part of
enlightenment is realizing that are all One, all connected, and that material pleasures and desires are but illusions and distractions from our true
purpose of ascension. This has been spoke of time and time again in every major religion.
When I think of the Illuminati as far as a global entity that pulls strings and has power, I think of an onion. There are many layers, and the more
you pull back, the smaller and smaller the actual size gets. Once you get to the heart of what forms the Illuminati, you realize that they're not
bankers and media moguls and what not; that's like comparing court jesters to KINGS.
One of the best analogies I've ever heard for this "Illuminati" entity has to do with video games:
Imagine there are two brothers, one older and one younger. They're playing a two player video game. The older brother, obviously being older and
having more experience, is at level 10, while his younger brother is at level 1. In order for both of them, playing together, to reach the next level,
the younger brother must be the same level as his older brother or else they won't survive. Both would "perish." So, how does the older brother get
the younger brother to level up?
Does he sit back and let the younger brother gain knowledge on his own, over time? Well what if the younger brother doesn't know what to do?
So the older brother purposefully leads the little brother to different places where he might learn to play the game better. Instead of waiting around
for the younger brother to also become "older," the older brother purposefully sets up scenarios to make the younger brother realize how to get
Now look at our world.... Our planet is FULL of messed up stuff, but it's not really secret! People are willingly ignorant; they are caught up in
living a material life. To use the game reference, they're caught up on getting the junk loot and trying to get scraps of gold rather than adventuring
and exploring what's out there and ENJOYING the game. The secrets that we "open minded" people or the (for the most part) wrongfully labeled "tin foil
hat" people find aren't that hidden; it's blatant and obvious.
I honestly believe that we're being set up right now with negative situations to realize how negative we have become as a society. We've lost our
place on this planet, with each other, and it's only by our own destruction and experiencing ourselves that we will come to realize that WE are the
problem, not some global shadow entity, not some "omGZZ LOOMENAHTEEZ," not politicians, not media moguls, but US. WE let them survive; WE let them
continue; WE give up our freedoms... and only WE can make the changes necessary. WE are all the Illuminati, we just haven't realized it yet.
edit on 9-5-2014 by Kroovistos because: (no reason given)