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Whitman vs. Dickinson

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Tyler Stribling
March 1, 2012
Mr. Mitchell
English III

Illuminati, real or myth?

The word illuminati defined by Webster’s Dictionary means person or persons possessing, or claiming to possess superior enlightenment. This word itself is enough to start a discussion. In today’s society a person is either convinced that the illuminati exist in a plot to control the world, or they deny the entire existence of such a group. In reality there are strong facts to prove the existence of the Illuminati. Just like any other famous group in the past the Illuminati too also has a history of where they began, a full description of what they practiced and believed, and last how they impacted our society today.

Every great conspiracy theory has a beginning and the theory of the Illuminati is no different. This organization was founded by a Bavarian Professor by the name of Adam Weishaupt. While he was born of Jewish Ancestors, his family converted to Catholicism. The whole theory started when Weishaupt was being taught by the Jesuits. After he studied with the Jesuits for most of his life he then later joined the Freemasons. The Freemasons where a secret society that sparked the creation of the Illuminati. The Illuminati were considered a secret society within a secret society. This group destroyed Masonic Lodges and took control of them and they did the same to many college universities. They were created on May 1, 1776. This is considered a sacred and prosperous day for many reasons. It is a sacred holiday for the Pagan religion and is a major holiday for modern communist. Most important though it was the year the Declaration of Independence was signed. Many of the men that hold high positions in are history are in fact themselves Masons. Adam used a code name for his organization. He called it “Spartacus” after the gladiator who rose up against Rome. He wanted it to symbolize the rebellion against the Catholic faith and wanted to overturn all current politics. He...

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