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Originally posted by Khonsu
Supposedly they are still active, but under different names.
Originally posted by AlexKennedy
Mirthful Me, the time has come for me to ask about the strangely compelling Shriner-Monkey you use for an avatar... who is he, and does he have any relation to the Japanese-talkin' rasberry-givin' monkey-boy with whose picture you just graced us?
Originally posted by JCMinJapan
How about this... if invited would you join?
Originally posted by Mirthful Me
Just the fine work of an obscure (OMG) Canadian artist, who does a little work for a even more obscure (and eclectic) Californian winery whose delectable efforts I imbibe from time to time.
Originally posted by dr_strangecraft
If there is a world-wide conspiracy, how many people are knowing members; I mean as a proportion of the population?
How do they recruit? It would take more than some sinister logo and a secret handshake to control the world.
I was born into it, but there are certain life-cycle events where you have to affirm your commitment. The first one is at the age of 13 where you have to demonstrate both that you want to be in and that youíre wanted by the group. Then there is a tradition that after the last year of formal school, you take a few years off to do something else. Not everybody does that, though.
There is a mythology that you have to be born into it to advance very high, but thatís not really true. It does help, itís just not required.
Recruitment isnít as big a deal as you might think. You look for the right attitude, people who are a little idealistic yet who donít look for personal aggrandizement. The first step is to get them involved in the work and see how they do. Many are already involved in the work, but donít know it.
Sometimes civilians get involved in Illuminati meetings, contribute their ideas and become part of the decision making process without ever knowing itís anything more than a political discussion. Behind their backs, we talk about when the time is right to give them a ďhistory lessonĒ which is Illuminati slang for a formal indoctrination and introduction to our larger goals. If they get spooked at this point, we donít kill them or anything sinister, we just stop talking about it and let them drift away or come back as their conscience dictates. Most come back.
Controlling the world is something of a misnomer. Shaping the world is more like it. Controlling everything is way too hard and requires too many resources, but influencing things is another matter entirely.
Originally posted by Leveller
Whoah there Mycroft.
Elaborate on that one for me. You're claiming to be a member of the Illuminati? Or are you referring to something else in a cryptic manner?
What are these meetings to which you refer?
What is the indoctrination and induction?
I'm intrigued by your post.
Originally posted by Mycroft
What is indoctrination and introduction? Thatís a process thatís not easy to describe. In recruiting people, you donít look to convince anyone of anything or to change their mind, you look for people who already share your point of view and goals, and you channel their energies where it will do the most good while introducing them to like minded people. Sometimes they figure out on their own that theyíre part of a group, sometimes they need to be told. When it happens, then you have a series of discussions on how society has changed over the past few centuries, and how it might change in the future. A ďhistory lessonĒ.
Originally posted by Acceptance
Originally posted by Lythium
Originally posted by Acceptance
Ok, what is this about? The Illuminati? I'm quite confused-Ijust now started to look into the secret society and it's interesting but what exactly am I looking at? Yes they all have the same name but I can come up with several cases of this-especially comapny websites. Is it something deeper, as to do with the logos?
Originally posted by shoo
He posted to advertise his webpages. Nothing more!