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Conspiracy theories: the Illuminati.

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The Tendance used to have a photocopy of this chart, from back in the days in Leamington Spa. How I got it I cannot remember, either from Warwick Uni library, local library or from the CC of the Illuminati, I am not sure.

It is certainly an eye-opener!

Nesta Helen Webster (24 August 1876 – 16 May 1960) was an English far-right conspiracy theorist, who revived theories about the Illuminati.[1][2][3] She claimed that the secret society’s members were occultists, plotting communist world domination, through a Jewish cabal, the Masons and Jesuits.[2][4] She blamed the group for events including the French Revolution1848 Revolution, the First World War, and the Bolshevik Revolution.[5]

In 1920, Webster became a contributor to The Jewish Peril, a series of articles in the London Morning Post centred on the (forged) document The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.[6][7] These articles were compiled and published in the same year in book form under the title of The Cause of World Unrest.[8] Webster claimed that the authenticity of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion was an “open question”.[9]

Background:

“Proofs of a Conspiracy” was written by John Robison, a Scottish professor, to warn Britain and other kingdoms that the forces which toppled the French monarchy and started The Terror were still active. In his book, Robison traced the story of the 1776 founding of the Bavarian Illuminati by Adam Weishaupt, a professor at Ingolstadt and the suppression of the order by the royal and church authorities of Bavaria in 1785. The Illuminists went underground all over Europe and used existing Masonic lodges or set up their own as a cover for their activities. In Paris, the Duc d’Orleans headed the Illuminist front called the Grand Orient Lodge, his base to conspire against the ruling House of Bourbon.

The English and Scottish lodges were generally apolitical amd many worked actively to keep out Illuminists as insincere applicants, but Robison maintained that some continental lodges remained hotbeds of revolutionary plotting, and therefore dangerous, at the time he wrote. Robison was a contemporary and collaborator with James Watt (with whom he worked on an early steam car), contributor to the 1797 Encyclopaedia Britannica, professor of philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, and inventor of the siren. Although Robison was very much an advocate of science and rationalism, he became an ardent monarchist later in life due to his disillusionment with the French Revolution.

In “Proofs of a Conspiracy,” Robison laid the groundwork for modern conspiracy theorists by implicating the Bavarian Illuminati as responsible for the excesses of the French Revolution. The Bavarian Illuminati had an inner core of true believers, who secretly held radical atheist, anti-monarchist and possibly proto-feminist views, at that time considered beyond the pale. They recruited by infiltrating the numerous (and otherwise benign) Freemasonic groups which were active at the time on the continent. Today, the Illuminati have today become a byword for a secret society which hoodwinks its junior members and puppet-masters society at large-a reputation which is in no little part due to Robison’s book.

This was a great hit amongst my mates in the late 1970s

See:

I last bumped into Piers during his no-hoper campaign to become mayor of London in May, as he was handing out leaflets outside Kingsland Shopping Centre two days before the vote.

“It’s going really well,” he informed me. “We could win. I’m serious.”

Shemirani, Icke and Piers Corbyn would once have carried no more weight than Stanley Green, a man who spent decades walking up and down Oxford Street carrying a billboard bearing the slogan ‘LESS LUST BY LESS PROTEIN’.

No longer laughing at Britain’s new conspiracist right.

Written by Andrew Coates

July 26, 2021 at 12:38 pm

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  1. To put all this kind of stuff into a totally contemporary setting, it is worth recalling that batty anti-vaxxer and struck-off nurse, Kate Shemirani has espoused a number of these hoary conspiracy theories over past weeks. One profile says “She stated in an interview that her ex-husband had taught her about the Committee of 300, she explained that he gave her “an education in the New World Order, of the illuminati, the top families, who owns what. All the corruption, the murders, I knew all of that. But I never knew it would happen in my lifetime.” Originally based on the distortion of a quote by German left-liberal politician Walther Rathenau in 1909 about around 300 powerful men determining the fate of the world, the belief that the supposed 300 men were all Jewish became dominant. It is viewed as a parallel to the anti-Semitic hoax, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

    David Walsh

    July 26, 2021 at 4:44 pm

  2. I understand the need to achieve concealment by hiding in plain site. But is it really appropriate for someone with certain well-known connections, to be the author of them ? Recall your own journey upon the Golden Path, and ask yourself, is this wise ?

    Jeff Smith

    August 5, 2021 at 12:08 pm

  3. We are the outsiders, the heretics, the rebels, the revolutionaries, the blasphemers, the outcasts, the infidels. We are the Resistance. We are the Truth seekers. We are the Mathematikoi. We are the Hyperboreans. We are the Illuminati. We are contra mundum.”
    ― Adam Weishaupt, Contra Mundum

    Brother In Light

    August 5, 2021 at 12:18 pm

  4. Certainly one must be very careful what is publicly revealed. You are dealing with cosmic forces, many from different dimensions. Some things must remain unknown, lest the whole natural order be overturned.

    Hyperion

    August 5, 2021 at 12:25 pm

  5. Yet the Guardians must still maintain the Outer Wall against those evil entities that would breach it, and wreak unholy havoc within the natural realm. That which we are pleased to call ”reality”. Which those who have experienced the transcendent meeting of consciousness know is merely a mirror. One in which we see a pale reflection on the secret whole.

    Zaron

    August 5, 2021 at 12:33 pm

  6. Let’s face it, Andrew didn’t just find this chart accidentally. You can’t go down to Tesco and ask for an Illuminati chart. There is only one way in which these sacred details could have become known to him.
    One way alone, in which he could have delved so deeply into the hidden rituals and ancient ceremonies of the Illuminati. And everyone knows exactly what that is….

    Moonlight floods the whole sky from horizon to horizon;
    How much it can fill your room depends on its windows.
    — Rumi

    Ken Grayleigh

    August 5, 2021 at 6:07 pm


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