posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 11:22 PM
I have seen the Illuminati thrown around so frequently on the internet that it has become synonymous with any and all conspiracies and secret
societies but there are very few threads on the factual Illuminati or it's founder Adam Weishaupt. We could all stay crouched in a fetal position in
a dark corner speculating about just how nefarious, har far reaching and powerful this organization actually is (if it even still exists) and frankly,
as entertaining as it is, speculation regarding the Illuminati gets us no where. I would appreciate if this thread be used solely for a factual
discussion of the Bavarian Illuminati, their actual motives, and factual information regarding their infiltration of America. The Illuminati is also
highly synonymous with corruption and evil, and a general plan for a global totalitarian government and a one world satanic religion. However, based
on my research on the subject, not only was Adam Weishaupt vehemently opposed to statism, he was also opposed to religion in general although he
claimed Jesus is "the grandmaster" of the order in that he used religious dogma to further his goals of liberating mankind. Here are some
enlightening quotes from Weishaupt.
"And what is this general object? The happiness of the human race. But where are the proper persons, the good, the generous and the accomplished to
be found? And how, and by what strong motives, are they to be induced to be engaged, in a task so vast, so incessant, so difficult and so laborious?
This association must be gradual. There are some such persons to be found in every society. Such noble minds will be engaged by the heart warming
object. The first task of the association must therefore be to form the young members. As these multiply and advance, they become the apostles of
beneficence, and the work is now on foot, and advances witha speed increasing every day. The slightest observation shows that nothing will so much
contribute to increase the zeal of the members as secret union. We see with what keenness and zeal the frivolous business of Freemasons is conducted,
by persons knit together by the secrecy of their union. Let this circumstance of our constitution therefore be directed to this noble purpose, and
then all the objections urged against it by jealous tyranny and affrighted superstition will vanish. The order will thus work silently, and sucurely,
and though the generous benefactors of the human race are thus deprived of the applause of the world, they have the noble pleasure of seeing their
"These powers are despots, when they do not conduct themselves by it's principles; and it is therefore our duty to surround them with it's
members, so that the profane may have no access to them. Thus we are able most powerfully to promote it's interests. If any person is more disposed
to listen to Princes than to the Order, he is not fit for it, and must rise no higher. We must do our utmost to procure the advancement of the
Illuminati into all important civil offices."
"Rulers who are members must be promoted through the ranks of the order only in proportion as they acknowledge the goodness of it's great
object, and manner of procedure. It's object may be said to be the checking of tyranny and princes, nobles and priests, and establishing a universal
equality of condition and of religion."