The “Illuminati” Conspiracy — Beyond Stupid
Only people who already think like puppets, act like puppets, and talk like puppets believe in the Puppet Master or the “Illuminati”, so-called. The only real Puppet Master, however, is the demon that the Buddhists call “Mara”, Architect of Illusion and Lord of the Ego, and otherwise referred to as “superego” amongst other names, including Blake’s “Noboddady”.
The true believers in the Puppet Master are our current drivers of chaos, “more terrifying than Trump” writes Graham Readfern in today’s Guardian. And he’s right. Alex Jones’ Infowars? Breitbart? David Icke? These are our contemporary equivalents of the damnable fraud called the Malleus Maleficarum — the “Hammer of the Witches” — from the decadent and paranoid days of the Late Middle Ages during breakdown of the Holy Roman Empire, — the book which purported to expose the secrets of witchcraft, covens, and how to recognise and identify demons and witches. Exactly the same phenomena. It’s beyond stupid.
It bears repeating, then, that “Illumanti” was just another term for the “Free Thinkers” of the Age of Enlightenment who challenged the status quo and the establishment of their time — the Church, the Papacy, and the Divine Right of Kings. That they were a “secret society” was partially true because of the threat of witch-hunt and Inquisition and the dangers of being burned at the stake for questioning dogmas or holding heretical views. “Illuminatus” just means “enlightened”, and as far as the Church was concerned at the time, it was a conspiracy of Free Thinkers against the established order of things and a threat to the continuation of priestly rule and theocracy.
The priestly paranoia about a conspiracy of liberal and secretive Free Thinkers belongs to the history of the Counter-Reformation which has continued to march down the ages from generation to generation in ever increasing forms of paranoia and perversity, especially today. Belief in the Puppet Master or the “Illuminati” as organised conspiratorial cabal is the equivalent of “here be monsters” that the medieval cartographers inscribed on their maps of beings beyond the limits of the familiar and known world — monstrous forms and creatures of their imaginations beyond the pale.
Again, it is a symptom of the decay of our own civilisation that these aberrant, irresponsible, and demented forms of paranoid belief and action have returned to infest and populate our world once again, virally, with the old madness, chaos, and nightmare, but now amplified by the powers of technology, driving chaos with lies, spam, fake news, disinformation, bullshit, propaganda, and so on — driving and amplifying nihilism and chaos to a screech. It’s the same old reactionary mania, frenzy, and barbarism returned again under the pretext of being “anti-PC”
How deep down the rabbit hole does this thing go? And especially when uttering death threats, or threats of rape, are now considered “Free Speech” entitlements?