posted on Apr, 19 2012 @ 05:46 PM
Originally posted by emsed1
reply to post by Iconic
The Bavarian Illuminati were a historical fact. Founded in 1776 in (wait for it) Bavaria by Adam Weishaupt and Adophus Knigge and others.
And then.... well nothing...
They went away.
Star for you. You are the only one in the thread so far to really know who the Illuminati actually were.
Really, I wish conspiracy theorists would do more research, then they may actually stop calling the TPTB the Illuminati. It's kind of sad really,
because if you look at the actual philosophy and ideology of the Illuminati, not only were they not TPTB, they were one of the first groups that
actually fought against TPTB. The Illuminati wanted to free mankind; first from the yoke of the European monarchies; governments and second they
wanted to free them from the yoke of the churches; religion.
They were actually the good guys and one of the first groups to actually fight TPTB. The only thing that can even be construed as nefarious on the
part of the Illuminati, was their use of secrecy and deception to accomplish their goal, but they were no more or less secretive and deceptive then
the Sons of Liberty in America meeting in shadowy pubs plotting treason against King George.
Kind of ironic that modern conspiracy theorists lump the good guys in with the bad; when they call the TPTB the Illuminati, they can't even see the
forest for the trees, nor can they tell the white hats from the black hats, in history. I guess rampant speculation and lack of research is easier.
edit on 19-4-2012 by prisoneronashipoffools because: typos