The Illuminati

Azaria Pearson, Staff Reporter

 

Conspiracies have been apart of our society for as long as we can remember from the assassination of Abraham Lincoln to the attacks on the Twin Towers. No conspiracy is more known than the infamous Illuminati.

Contrary to popular belief, the Illuminati is not a secret society of devil worshipers or high-class members of society in some type of cult. The original Illuminati was formed many years ago by a German philosopher named Johann Weishaupt during the Age of Enlightenment, which you may have learned about in your history classes.

The Illuminati was initially a secretive group of free thinkers with the same ideals on religion, sciences and politics. But as time passed, word of mouth watered down the image of the group. Due to the group’s mysterious ways coupled with events that happened during the time period of the group’s formation such as the French Revolution, people only felt it was natural to blame the “odd group that kept to themselves.” It’s like stereotyping to the extreme. And now years later, people still blame things they can’t explain on the Illuminati.

When people don’t understand something, they are quick to oppose and pass judgment not based on fact, but of misconceptions and watered down opinions that were passed down and have been opted to years of tampering and miscommunication.

Now it’s become “the thing to do” to talk about the Illuminati, but like most fads this one will be old news and people will be on to the next thing. People who were so obsessed with triangles are now changing over to dollar signs and switching the letter “a” for “v” and “u” for “x.”

The popular trend of the triangle is a sort of staple sign for the Illuminati along with other conspiracies mainly because teens have sensationalized it to be some type of important symbol. However, when questioned why they like it or what it means, they say “I don’t know.”

Subsequently the triangle has been tied into the Illuminati because of it’s a common shape that can be found almost everywhere and has coincidentally shown up in past events such as the pyramids, the U.S. dollar and popular music. Taking all of that into consideration, it’s easy to draw make assumptions or false allegations.

People don’t know when to stop and just accept things for what they actually are. A triangle is just a shape and what seems like a chain of events could well be just a coincidence and not everything you read on the Internet is true.

Sometimes you just have to take things at face value and not form an opinion until you have done some research for yourself, not just on the internet but in a book or actually listening to someone that’s not on a computer screen.