Selas Rivers, Contributor

Hey! You! Why did you click on this on? Are you curious? Are you not afraid that the Government might put you on their list? Beware…but, please continue…

The Illuminati Conspiracy. Anytime you look up the word Illuminati, people say that the government might start watching you. Have you ever wondered why? That possibly the government is trying to cover up something? Its origin of where it came from, who made it, and how it has spiraled out of control through the centuries will be explained. Right here. Right Now.

Some have said that the Illuminati was here from the dawn of the ages, others say that it is some higher being that can control the world and the majority says that the Illuminati is a secret society with famous people such as Angelina Jolie, Britney Spears, Kim Kardashian, Rhianna, and even Barack Obama. Are any of these really true? It remains unknown. Many have turned the Illuminati into a sort of conspiracy… But it wasn’t always that way.

In Germany. Back in 1776, a group of Bavarian people was found in order of the privately kept Illuminati, (Source 2) specifically by a man named Adam Weishaupt. It started as a simple group of five men that later spiraled out to be thousands of men. They were seen as a threat in how they “oppose the religious and elitist influence over daily life,” (Source 2) and were later outlawed along with Freemasons (another secret society that still is in line today) that led to their extinction.

Their legacy was soon forgotten and covered up… They did nothing wrong. All they were simply doing was exercising their right to free will and freedom of speech (in a way), sadly, they were not in America to be able to simply say so. The Bavarian authorities saw them as a threat to their growth and building up of society. So, in a short time their new ruler, Karl Theodor took it and tried to rid the world of the ideas made by Weishaupt… Or so they thought.

Here in America, conspiracies are a big deal for us, at least for some of us. At any moment a person could point out or accuse events that occur in life to make others think, and possibly question, everything they’ve ever known. The Illuminati conspiracy is a big one that people love to use to question events that happen in life that they have no exact answer for.

Who are the Illuminati you ask? Well, as stated before. They were just normal people from Germany who wanted their own secret society after not having enough money to pay for the Freemason fee, (Source 3) but today, they are people with money, power, and the Government on its side. Why do people believe them to be in the Illuminati? Well, to simply put it, it’s the second word used to explain: Power. People are always blindsided by power. Power is what people believe to be their reasoning for their accusations. With power comes money. Behind the power and money, the only thing those words lead to is Fame.