James Clair Lewis wrote back in 2009:
Much has been made in the Conspiracy Theories about how the Illuminati control the world, and are also seeking total world domination. You can’t have that both ways. Either they control everything, or they don’t. Well, they don’t, but they sure would like to.
I’ve been aware of the Conspiracy Theories since the late 1960s, and I most certainly enjoyed the Illuminatus fiction books by Robert Shea, and Robert Anton Wilson, which became very popular during the mid 1970s, and early 1980s. Those books managed to include just about every Conspiracy Theory around from all sources imaginable, and maybe from a few sources which aren’t imaginable at that!
Now if you really, really dig into these Conspiracy Theories, you will find two things :
A) Some come from people doing real researching into skullduggery in high places. These get little press, and are soon forgotten. Often they are true
B) The most popular and widely spread Conspiracy Theories, originate from Think Tanks funded by major Corporations.
That’s right! The Conspiracy Theories which supposedly expose the evil doings of the Illuminati are, in fact, written by the Illuminati themselves. So they don’t tell you the truth. What they tell you, is what the Elite want you to believe. They magnify the power of the Illuminati way beyond the power they actually possess. These people are power-mad beyond belief, and there is no way that such people could ever cooperate with each other to the extent that they claim.
In other words, these Conspiracy Theories are a Psy-Ops designed to instill fear and confusion. The people who believe in these Conspiracy Theories written by the Illuminati, are not mainstream thinkers. Since they are not mainstream thinkers, they are the people likely to find real solutions for the world’s problems. Now get them all chasing their tails in fits of paranoia, and their effect upon society becomes essentially nullified… or worse, they can be used to further the aims of the very people they claim to oppose. So now you know what the purpose of the Conspiracy Theories actually are : DISINFORMATION.
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