The last 10 years or so there has been a fascination with the Illuminati in popular culture. I know specifically in the black community. The Illuminati I know became more popular on a bigger level when there were DVDs and YouTube video’s passed around “exposing” the Illuminati and all the celebrities and entertainers in the organization. Now we have begun to have a society that constantly accuses everyone for being in the Illuminati. This past weekend after the Super Bowl I began to hear the most ridiculous reasons and ideas for certain entertainers being in the Illuminati. Everything from the Illuminati and Beyoncé caused the blackout to Willow Smith being a new member of the Satanic serving group. After seeing a lot of dialogues about how these occurrences were things of the Illuminati. I thought myself even if these people are right about the people in the Illuminati what people are really going to do about it?
First off let me let it be known that I do believe that groups such as the Bilderberg Group, Skull and Bones, Illuminati, etc. do exist in some capacity. Do we know what extent that they influence the world? Many can claim that they do but the point of them being secret societies is that we don’t know. The other day I was talking to one of those dudes who watched a few YouTube videos and is now a certified expert on Illuminati symbols, protocol, and members. The first thing I asked him since he knew so much about Secret Societies had he ever read William Cooper’s Behold a Pale Horse? Of course he said no and I would venture to say that many people who claim that they know so much about the Illuminati hasn’t even studied “The Godfather” of conspiracy theory. We have so much misinformation being put out about the historical significance of these organizations that it has become a modern urban McCarthyism movement. Basically anyone can claim anyone is Illuminati because they simply put up a so-called symbol. I am waiting for someone to say Big Bird and Elmo are symbols of the Illuminati. Even more it seems like the people who constantly say everyone is in the Illuminati always attribute success to being a part of a Secret Society. It’s like they don’t believe that anyone could have achieved success without joining up like they were in Quixtar. I am just waiting for someone to accuse me for being a part of the Illuminati since I was in Black Enterprise Magazine.
Let’s say that Jay-Z, Rhianna, Beyoncé, Kanye West, Fat Albert, Will and Jada Smith, Denzel Washington, Barack Obama, Tonya Harding, TD Jakes, Todd Bridges, LeBron James, and JJ Walker are all members of the Illuminati? What are you going to do about?
Are you going to create a movement to storm the Capital or Universal Records proclaiming what they you caught them red-handed?
Are you going create your own group of Illuminati patriots ready to go to war?
Are yo going to Arm-up, get your survivalist skills together?
No most people who holler all of this Illuminati are going to do a damn thing but continuously shout out that so and so is in the Illuminati. Those people will continuously shout out “Ohh Ohh!! Did you see what Levar Burton did on Reading Rainbow? That was some Illuminati s*** right there!”
I mean I’m sure that even if these people are in the Illuminati that they really give a damn that you know. I have even thought in my own theory that the Illuminati is purposely putting out so much information out there to mislead them from their real goals? But, that would sound so something like what a secret society would do wouldn’t it?
Do I believe there are shadowy groups that attempt to control the masses in some form or fashion? Yes I do and I believe there are things they have been constructed behind the scenes to control the population. Could some of the people being mentioned be in the Illuminati or part of Satanic groups? They very well could, but will anyone be able to definitively prove it and put them on blast? I know that I even have conspiracy theories on many things (OJ not killing Nicole, Astronauts never going to the moon, the deaths of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G., and Girl Scout cookies being sold the month after people make weight loss New Years’ resolutions). But, even with my “conspiracy theories” I have to ask myself even if I found it all to be true what the hell am I even going to do about it?
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