Sunday, July 12, 2009
The Illuminati existed. Flashback to Bavaria, 1776:

The movement was made up of freethinkers, as an offshoot of the Enlightenment, which writers at the time believed was a conspiracy to infiltrate and overthrow the governments of many European states.


Adam Weishaupt, founder of the Illuminati, was a Freemason who had as his goal "a New World Order, which meant the abolition of all monarchical governments and religions." He was important enough to be addressed by Thomas Jefferson, who wrote:

As Weishaupt lived under the tyranny of a despot and priests, he knew that caution was necessary even in spreading information, and the principles of pure morality. This has given an air of mystery to his views, was the foundation of his banishment.... If Weishaupt had written here, where no secrecy is necessary in our endeavors to render men wise and virtuous, he would not have thought of any secret machinery for that purpose.

Just like Jefferson, Weishaupt was a Deist. He said: "I did not bring Deism into Bavaria more than into Rome. I found it here, in great vigour, more abounding than in any of the neighboring Protestant States. I am proud to be known to the world as the founder of the Illuminati."

Then there's the Thule Society, another secret cult formed in Bavaria around 1918, during the short life of the breakaway Bavarian Soviet Republic. Here's the council-state's stark flag:

The Thule Society, being anti-Enlightenment, was the Illuminati's ideological opposite. It met in Munich's Four Seasons hotel and attempted a couple of coups against the Bavarian Soviet Republic.

It espoused beliefs in an ancient Aryan race (possibly from Plato's Atlantis) and the Hollow Earth. It had intimate contact with Madame Blavatsky, the founder of Theosophy - an eerie brand of mysticism popular worldwide at the time.

Note the swastika in the Thule seal:

In 1919, the Thule Society fused right-wing factions into the German Workers' Party. Adolf Hitler joined and renamed it the Nazi Party a year later.