[Editor’s note: Footnotes in original are omitted.]
Since the Congress of Wilhelmsbad in 1782 when the Order of the Illuminati, Freemasonry, and other secret societies united, a supreme directory, which restricts itself to no more than 40 members, has governed secret societies of the Western world. Over this directory is a chief. The first such chief and directory were Adam Weishaupt and his Inner Circle in Germany. Next came the Alta Vendita headed by B. Nubius, an Italian nobleman, in Italy. Then came Giuseppe Mazzini as chief in 1837, and the Alta Vendita moved to Paris. Lord Palmerston (Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount of Palmerston) followed Mazzini sometime after 1848. Mazzini rose again after Palmerston’s death in 1865. Albert Pike followed Mazzini after he died in 1872 and the Dogmatic Council of Charleston became the supreme directory. In 1893, two years after Pike died, Adriano Lemmi, a Jew, became chief, and the Jewish Sovereign Patriarchal Council of Hamburg became the supreme directory.
Today, it is doubtful that any one individual can be said to be the head of the Illuminists in the sense that these men headed the Illuminists in the nineteenth century (although a good argument can be made that David Rockefeller or Charles, the Prince of Wales, was the head during the last part of the twentieth century). The circle of Illuminists has grown too large and diverse to be headed by one individual. Today an oligarchic council leads it.
Mullins gives the following picture of the overall structure of today’s secret organization. At the top is the Council of Five, which is composed of the family leaders of the Rothschilds and their closest associates. Next is the Council of 13. Then comes the Council of 500. The World’s leading politicians and business leaders and prominent religious and academic leaders compose the Council of 500. (Members of the Bilderberg Group are part of the Council of 500.) Then comes B’nai B’brith and the Grand Orient followed by the Communists. Next are the Scottish Rite and York Rite. At the base is the White Masonry, such as the Rotary International, Elks, and Young Man’s Christian Association (YMCA). Below them are the Blue Lodges (the first three degrees of Freemasonry) followed by Masons without the apron. At the bottom of the pyramid is secular humanism.
Illuminists are not monolithic. They are not always unified in their efforts — at least the front organizations are not. Furthermore, being inherently evil people, Illuminists are often involved in power struggles. Illuminism contains factions. Although these factions often disagree on tactics, they always agree on the ultimate goal — world domination with the illuministic elite ruling all. For example, the communist faction prefers violent revolutions to establish socialism quickly. The Fabian faction prefers to establish socialism gradually. (The Communists prefer throwing the frog into boiling water while the Fabians prefer placing the frog in cool water and then slowing raising the temperature. Or to use Nesta Webster’s comparison, Communists prefer clubbing their victims to death; Fabians prefer bleeding them to death.) This great lust for supreme power is the basic cause of disagreement and conflict among Illuminists.
As the Illuminists approach their goal of world domination and the destruction of Christianity and the Aryan race, the rivalry at the top becomes more intense. Although the Illuminists present a unified front, each faction wants to be on top. Even within factions, certain individuals strive to be supreme. Only Lucifer can maintain unity with his promise of world domination. The closer the Illuminists come to achieving this goal, the more fragile becomes their unity.
Who are the Illuminists? They are the Insiders of secret societies. They occupy the apex of the pyramid or the inner circle. They are the ones who ultimately nourish, direct, and control the secret societies. They know the true purpose of their societies. They know that their god and spiritual leader is Lucifer. The Illuminists are the true believers and preachers of Illuminism. They are today’s globalists and supporters of world government and the New World Order. They include the international financiers, Trilateralists, Bilderbergers, Communists, Talmudic Jews, Zionists, and Fabian Socialists; members of the Skull and Bones and the Council on Foreign Relations; and the inner circle of the New Agers, Freemasons, and Rosicrucians. The Illuminists are the rich and powerful. More important, they are the scholars and intellects who seek wealth and power and who are willing to show the rich and powerful how to use their wealth and power to rule the world in exchange for wealth and power. Nearly all Illuminists are from the upper class and upper middle class. Illuminists are also known as the Elite, Insiders, Establishment, and Globalists.
Illuminists fall into several factions. The major ones are (1) the Anglo-American establishment, which controls the United States, Great Britain, and the other white English-speaking countries, (2) Jews, principally Zionist Jews and Jewish international financiers, (3) the Communists, who are centered in Russia and New York, (4) the Continental European establishment, which Germans dominate and which controls the European Union, (5) New Agers, including Hindus and Buddhists (6) the Muslims, and (7) the Chinese hierarchy, who came to power following World War II as a result of the Communists, Anglo-American establishment, and, to a lesser extent, Jews. Even within these major factions are other factions. These factions do not always act in one accord. Although they agree on the ultimate goal, they at times disagree on how to achieve it. They certainly disagree on who should run the world once the New World Order is fully in place.
Many members of an illuministic organization are not aware that they are members of such an organization. They are unaware that they are part of a conspiracy to fulfill the Nimrodic dream of world domination. A common characteristic of secret societies is that those who control them get many people working for a cause that is unknown to them. The more open the organization and the less selective it is about who joins, the more likely the typical member is ignorant of the organization’s illuministic affiliation and goals. On the other hand, the closer the organization is to the center and the more selective it is about who joins, the more likely the members are true Illuminists. All the members of the inner most organizations are Illuminists. These organizations are the most secretive and selective. They select only known Illuminists.
To achieve their goal of world domination, Illuminists use many approaches. To remain hidden, they work through front organizations. Learned and literary societies are ideal for spreading their propaganda. So are philanthropic foundations with their enormous power of money. They gain control of schools and use them to teach their ideology. Capturing the pulpit and controlling religious training is invaluable. Controlling the judiciary, military academies, publishers, and news media is extremely important to advancing the illuministic cause. Women are subverted and are used to gain influence and control over men who are not Illuminists. (Emancipation, especially emancipation from a woman’s duty to God and family, is used to subvert women.)
Through flattery, sex, wealth, power, fear, extortion, and blackmail, the Illuminists maintain control of their secret society members, agents, dupes, sympathizers, fellow travelers, and opportunists — nearly all of whom are unaware that they are participating in a Grand Conspiracy to destroy the Aryan race, Christianity, and Western Civilization although many of them may consider this a worthy goal. The Illuminists promise all their followers that they will be rulers. They exercise freely Babeuf’s principle. F.N. Babeuf (Gracchus), a French Revolutionist who advocated the abolition of private property, enunciated a key component used by secret societies to keep their members (and puppets from the public) obedient: “From the start, force the people to commit acts which will prevent them from deserting the revolution and retreating. All reflection on the part of the people is to be prevented.”
Social pressure, especially among young intellectuals, is also an effective recruiting tool. Most intellectuals would rather be thought of as socialists, Communists, and other kinds of Illuminists, except fascists, than be thought of as reactionaries.
Another thing that the New World Order has working in its favor to recruit followers of Illuminism is that “agitation” pays well, and has for more than 200 years. Many middle class people who would have performed useful tasks, albeit perhaps not as exciting, end up being authors, book reviewers, journalists, organizers, speakers, and the like who are professional agitators for socialism and other programs of the New World Order.
Illuminists are careful to fill influential positions over which they have control with illuminist adepts and agents. Money flows freely to organizations, societies, and people who promote the New World Order or its ideals. Those who oppose it receive a pauper’s wage.
Illuminists have become masters at exploiting grievances. They find malcontents who have suffered some real or imagined misfortune because of an accident or injustice. These are they people whom Illuminists can excite and manipulate to do the destructive work of the Illuminists.
J. Edgar Hoover called Communists the “Masters of Deceit.” This epitaph should more correctly be applied to Illuminists. Communism, which John Stormer calls “a disease of the intellect,” an epitaph true of all forms of Illuminism, is merely a branch of Illuminism although perhaps the most useful branch in expanding Illuminism. In the United States, Illuminists have effectively used Communism to extend their control over the American people. They have done so not by installing a communist government, but by increasing and consolidating political power in the federal government to protect America from Communism. They have used Communism to distract Americans from realizing their enslavement and to subvert the Christian religion. Zionism, unquestionable, unhesitating servile support of Israel, they have pushed as a weapon against Communism. (Zionism like Communism is merely another branch of Illuminism.) The threat of Communism has been used to concentrate economic power into the multinational corporation and, especially, the international financiers. In the name of fighting Communism, Illuminists have extended their control over the United States, stealing the liberties of the people. While the people lose their rights, the Illuminists consolidate economic and political power into their own hands. (Once people understand this purpose of Communism and its relationship to Illuminism, and its use by the Illuminists who control the United States, they will understand why since 1933 the government of the United States, international financiers, multinational corporations, and philanthropic foundations have expended more effort and resources to keep Communism alive than to destroy it.)
As Communism appeared to have collapsed in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Illuminists have had to find another evil with which to terrorize the people into accepting their enslavement. Now terrorism has replaced Communism as the villain from whom an all-powerful government has to protect the people.
Members of secret societies generally fall into two categories: the ideologues and self-serving. The ideologues actually believe the propaganda spewed out by secret societies. They are typically more violent and revolutionary; thus, they are the troops of the Illuminists and are more easily manipulated and controlled. The self-serving join secret societies for their own selfish advancement. They use secret societies to gain wealth, power, and prestige. Once the movement has brought them their wealth and power, they seek to stop the movement’s progress toward its ostensible goal of pure equality. Once they achieve their goals, they want to use secret societies to maintain the new status quo, like the Communists elite using the Soviet Communist party to maintain their status. At this point conflict between these two factions can become violent and open if the ideologues are not checked, which explains why ideologues are often used to absorb the bullets of the enemy. The ideologues who survive the war often end up being executed or imprisoned by their allies. (Dupes, sympathizers, fellow-travelers, and the like are also eliminated after a successful revolution because they know too much, are too closely related to the ideologues, or are no longer needed.) Once the Bolsheviks gained power, they executed, imprisoned, or exiled the anarchists, who were so instrumental in bringing about the Bolshevik Revolution that it might not have happened without them.
Secret societies generally fall into two classes: the mystical and the rational. The Jewish writer, Bernard Lazare, who believes that Jews are behind Freemasonry and most other secret societies, notes that these two types of societies represent the “two sides of the Jewish mind: practical rationalism and pantheism.” Both oppose submission to God through Jesus Christ. Augustin de Barruel defines these two categories as atheism and theosophy.
Secret societies pursue either esoteric knowledge or some ulterior purpose, usually, shared in secrecy. For example, Rosicrucians pursue esoteric knowledge. Communists use secrecy in the pursuit of political power. Freemasonry does both.
Secret societies are divisible into two parties: the party of direction or intellect and the party of action or war. The role of the intellectual party is to contrive and plot. The role of the war party is to combine, recruit, excite, and fight. (Except high-degree officials, who are generally involved in both parties, most members of these two parties are unaware of any connection between them.) Dillon describes the interaction of these two parties as follows:
The members of the war party are always members of the intellectual party, but not vice versa. The war party thus knows what is being plotted. But the other party, concealed as common Freemasons amongst the simpleton of the lodges, cover both sections from danger. If the war party succeeds, the peace party goes forward and seizes upon the offices of state and the reins of power. Their men go to the hustings, make speeches that suit, are written up in the press, which, all the world over, is under Masonic influence. . . . They become the deputies, the ministers . . . and of coarse they make the war party generals, admirals, and officers of the army, the navy, and the police. If the war party fails, the intellectual party, who close their lodges during the combat, appear afterwards as partisans, if possible, of the conquering party, or if they cannot be that, they silently conspire. They manage to get some friends into power. They agitate. They, in either case, come to the assistance of the defeated war party. . . . They cry for mercy. They move the popular compassion. In time, they free the culprits, and thus prepare for new commotions.Behind every revolutionary movement, the intellectual party is found. The intellectual party usually appears unconnected with the revolution and often condemns it. Yet it zealously supports it indirectly.
The intellectual party presents itself as pacific and constitutional — it lives and operates within the law. It advances Illuminism through peaceful means, such as candidacy for political office and the media. It subdues government, Church, academia, business, and labor. Through its control of the media, it manipulates public opinion.
On the other hand, the war party or revolutionary party advances Illuminism through violence. It uses wars — especially revolutions, rebellions, revolts, and riots — to foster Illuminism.
Often the intellectual party, which includes Freemasonry, will be instructed to pursue one coarse of action while the war party is instructed to oppose them. Such action reduces the chances of exposure — thus, enabling the Illuminists to achieve their New World Order with less obstruction.
Typically, secret societies possess the following common aspects: ascending degrees, centers, secrets, horrible oaths, unhesitating obedience to masters who are frequently unknown, and a death penalty for indiscretions or treason.
According to Manly Hall secret societies serve two extremely important purposes. They are:
. . . the first purpose for their existence . . . was . . . that through the societies they [members of secret societies] were also able to practice beliefs and doctrines in private life for which they would have been condemned and persecuted if these rites were made public. A second purpose for secret societies was to create a mechanism for the perpetuation from generation to generation of policies, principles, or systems of learning, confined to a limited group of selected and initiated persons.Not all secret societies are evil or conspiratorial. Some have been formed for noble purposes; some, for evil purposes. Many are irrelevant whatever the reason for their origin; the irrelevant are seldom long-lived. However, the very nature of secrecy and structure of inner circles invites corruption of the most noble society.
1. Dennis Fahey, Grand Orient: Freemasonry Unmasked as the Secret Power Behind Communism Through Discovery of Lost Lectures Delivered by Monsignor George F. Dillon, D.D. at Edinburgh, in October 1884 (New and Revised Edition. Metairie, Louisiana: Sons of Liberty, 1950), pp. 68-69.
2. E. Cahill, Freemasonry and the Anti-Christian Movement (Second edition. Dublin, Ireland: M.H. Gill and Son, Ltd., 1930. Reprinted 1952.), p. 139.
3. Lady Queenborough (Edith Starr Miller), Occult Theocracy (Two Volumes. Hawthorne, California: The Christian Book Club of America, 1933), p. 287-292.
4. Eustace Mullins, The Curse of Canaan: A Demonology of History (Staunton, Virginia: Revelation Book, 1987), pp. 49, 51.
5. Nesta H. Webster, World Revolution: The Plot Against Civilization (Editor Anthony Gittens, Seventh edition. Palmdale, California: Omni Publications, 1994), p. 301.
6. William P. Hoar, Architect of Conspiracy: An Intriguing History (Belmont, Massachusetts: Western Islands, 1984), p. 57.
7. Webster, p. 301.
8. Fahey, pp. 69-70.
9. Cahill, pp. 171-172.
10. James W. Wardner, Unholy Alliances: The Secret Plan and the Secret People Who Are Working to Destroy America (James W. Wardner, 1996), p. 88.
Copyright © 2010 by Thomas Coley Allen.
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