reply to post by TheKeyMaster
Parody seems to be a good way to avoid the legal stuff but then it defeats the purpose IMO. It truly feels like the legal system is meant to prevent
people from revealing these things.
You are not going to like this much, I think, but just remember, I am old. I am sure that explains it.
as a parody...
The movement was founded on May 1, 1776, in Ingolstadt (Upper Bavaria) as the Order of the Illuminati, with an initial membership of five, by
Jesuit-taught Adam Weishaupt (d. 1830), who was the first lay professor of canon law at the University of Ingolstadt. It was made up of freethinkers
as an offshoot of the Enlightenment and seems to have been modeled on the Freemasons.
The Illuminati's members took a vow of secrecy and pledged obedience to their superiors. Members were divided into three main classes, each with
several degrees, and many Illuminati chapters drew membership from existing Masonic lodges.
One thing to know is that all sorts of groups form within Masonic Lodges, where do you think that the O.T.O. and the Golden Dawn came from?
It was a parody from the beginning.
These guys started the French Revolution meme about the 'Illuminati', whay should we believe them?
Between 1797 and 1798 Augustin Barruel's Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism and John Robison's Proofs of a Conspiracy both publicized the
theory that the Illuminati had survived and represented an ongoing international conspiracy, including the claim that it was behind the French
Secret societies, and especially secret societies in the Catholic Church, have always been popular reading.
And it is not really possible to ignore Wilson and move on to the rest of the modern CT community.
It has always been a parody, my friend, it is others, post 1976 or so, that have gotten us all in to trouble with taking it so seriously.
But I guess another way to look at it is that they have kept the story rolling. And that is enough for many that would just like to enjoy it.
Here, OP, here is John Todd, one of the early 'offenders' when it came to spinning tales about the Illuminati that grew in to popular cultural
From the 70s...
I am just going to tell you, OP, in advance; he is making it all up. If you go on to research him you will discover this. I just did not want you to
be held in suspense...
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