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There are many people that believe that our world is run by some form of secret societies. Free masons, Illuminati there are some cults mentioned, some famous groups with geopolitical influence such as three lateral commission, Bilderberg group… some successful companies and people as Google, Apple, Microsoft, Bill Gates, Pope …and of course celebrities as Madonna Rihanna etc.
If someone is not mentioned sorry but this article should not become a book only a simple and quite short post (don’t think so).
So there are many who believe that this is the truth, but what if this is not what it seems. What if?
Yes they all exist or existed but are they involved in some direct and deliberate conspiracy to hurt us all ? Are they just trying to earn more money, to preserve their wealth, position, influence, their opinion what is best and what is wrong or right (we all do that from time to time) etc..
Yes they are setting trends and theirs responsibility is greater but we do follow, yes we do. (Majority of us does) So the responsibility is ours to. And we do give them the permission (mostly) to act this way, yes we do, think about that. And we all have free will as they do. Sometimes will of another is imposed on us but that is another perspective, let stick to this one.
Yes they are merging companies, influences, political and military power, but they do it because they want to survive (theirs/our way to survive) as we all do it is our primary instinct. Sometimes that instinct delivers the bad news to each one of us, but nevertheless it is in our human nature to act as predators and to fear.
Nobody wants to lose their money no politician’s wants to lose power. In some countries there are laws that prevent you to keep power longer than you should and in some countries there are no laws for that or there are but those laws are not followed.
Business markets are the same you don’t want to lose money because you are soft or emotional you want to fight and keep your prestige. Often the measures taken to achieve that prestige are destructive and detached from sense of humanity. But it happens. Those things should be processed in criminal court of law and persons involved should be made accountable. Sometimes that is the case and sometimes it’s not. There is a saying in my country that whore is the oldest word and trade but I think that corruption and fighting for prestige is the one etc.
So we are responsible also. We all are. Are we not? Nobody can ride your back if you are not bent.If you blame somebody else and transfer your responsibility to others than what you are doing is transferring and giving the power over your life to somebody else and for free. Take responsibility and deal with it.
As written before this is not a book only a post a quite superficial one. We don’t have a lot of time and if you want you can research this topic but first you must start from yourself it is the easiest way. Take this as a good advice. Free will what an awesome thing.
Let me give you some historical facts about one of those groups.
Historically, the name refers to the Bavarian Illuminati, an Enlightenment-era secret society founded on May 1, 1776. The society’s goals were to oppose superstition, obscurantism, religious influence over public life and abuses of state power. “The order of the day,” they wrote in their general statutes, “is to put an end to the machinations of the purveyors of injustice, to control them without dominating them.” The Illuminati—along with Freemasonry and other secret societies—were outlawed through Edict, by the Bavarian ruler, Charles Theodore, with the encouragement of the Roman Catholic Church, in 1784, 1785, 1787 and 1790. In the several years following, the group was vilified by conservative and religious critics who claimed that they continued underground and were responsible for the French Revolution.
In subsequent use, “Illuminati” refers to various organizations which claim or are purported to have links to the original Bavarian Illuminati or similar secret societies, though these links are unsubstantiated. They are often alleged to conspire to control world affairs, by masterminding events and planting agents in government and corporations, in order to gain political power and influence and to establish a New World Order. Central to some of the most widely known and elaborate conspiracy theories, the Illuminati have been depicted as lurking in the shadows and pulling the strings and levers of power in dozens of novels, movies, television shows, comics, video games and music videos.
These are some blunt facts taken from Wikipedia. But let’s see some facts in details about Enlightenment-era and Illuminati contribution or not? What have we / they done?
Enlightenment, French siècle des Lumières (“Age of the Enlightened”), German Aufklärung, a European intellectual movement of the 17th and 18th centuries in which ideas concerning God, reason, nature, and man were synthesized into a worldview that gained wide assent and that instigated revolutionary developments in art, philosophy, and politics. Central to Enlightenment thought were the use and the celebration of reason, the power by which man understands the universe and improves his own condition. The goals of rational man were considered to be knowledge, freedom, and happiness.
The powers and uses of reason had first been explored by the philosophers of ancient Greece, who discerned in the ordered regularity of nature the workings of an intelligent mind. Rome adopted and preserved much of Greek culture, notably including the ideas of a rational natural order and natural law. Amid the turmoil of empire, however, a new concern arose for personal salvation, and the way was paved for the triumph of the Christian religion. Christian thinkers gradually found uses for their Greco-Roman heritage. The system of thought known as Scholasticism, culminating in the work of Thomas Aquinas, resurrected reason as a tool of understanding but subordinated it to spiritual revelation and the revealed truths of Christianity.
The intellectual and political edifice of Christianity, seemingly impregnable in the Middle Ages, fell in turn to the assaults made on it by humanism, the Renaissance, and the Protestant Reformation. Humanism bred the experimental science of Francis Bacon, Nicolaus Copernicus, and Galileo and the mathematical rigour of René Descartes, G.W. Leibniz, and Sir Isaac Newton. The Renaissance rediscovered much of Classical culture and revived the notion of man as a creative being, while the Reformation, more directly but in the long run no less effectively, challenged the monolithic authority of the Roman Catholic Church. For Luther as for Bacon or Descartes, the way to truth lay in the application of human reason. Received authority, whether of Ptolemy in the sciences or of the church in matters of the spirit, was to be subject to the probings of unfettered minds.
The successful application of reason to any question depended on its correct application—on the development of a methodology of reasoning that would serve as its own guarantee of validity. Such a methodology was most spectacularly achieved in the sciences and mathematics, where the logics of induction and deduction made possible the creation of a sweeping new cosmology. The success of Newton, in particular, in capturing in a few mathematical equations the laws that govern the motions of the planets gave great impetus to a growing faith in man’s capacity to attain knowledge. At the same time, the idea of the universe as a mechanism governed by a few simple (and discoverable) laws had a subversive effect on the concepts of a personal God and individual salvation that were central to Christianity.
Inevitably, the method of reason was applied to religion itself. The product of a search for a natural—rational—religion was Deism, which, although never an organized cult or movement, conflicted with Christianity for two centuries, especially in England and France. For the Deist a very few religious truths sufficed, and they were truths felt to be manifest to all rational beings: the existence of one God, often conceived of as architect or mechanician, the existence of a system of rewards and punishments administered by that God, and the obligation of men to virtue and piety. Beyond the natural religion of the Deists lay the more radical products of the application of reason to religion: skepticism, atheism, and materialism.
The Enlightenment produced the first modern secularized theories of psychologyand ethics. John Locke conceived of the human mind as being at birth a tabula rasa, a blank slate on which experience wrote freely and boldly, creating the individual character according to the individual experience of the world. Supposed innate qualities, such as goodness or original sin, had no reality. In a darker vein, Thomas Hobbes portrayed man as moved solely by considerations of his own pleasure and pain. The notion of man as neither good nor bad but interested principally in survival and the maximization of his own pleasure led to radical political theories. Where the state had once been viewed as an earthly approximation of an eternal order, with the City of Man modeled on the City of God, now it came to be seen as a mutually beneficial arrangement among men aimed at protecting the natural rights and self-interest of each.
The idea of society as a social contract, however, contrasted sharply with the realities of actual societies. Thus the Enlightenment became critical, reforming, and eventually revolutionary. Locke and Jeremy Bentham in England, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Montesquieu, and Voltaire in France, and Thomas Jefferson in America all contributed to an evolving critique of the arbitrary, authoritarian state and to sketching the outline of a higher form of social organization, based on natural rights and functioning as a political democracy. Such powerful ideas found expression as reform in England and as revolution in France and America.
The Enlightenment expired as the victim of its own excesses. The more rarefied the religion of the Deists became, the less it offered those who sought solace or salvation. The celebration of abstract reason provoked contrary spirits to begin exploring the world of sensation and emotion in the cultural movement known as Romanticism. The Reign of Terror that followed the French Revolution severely tested the belief that man could govern himself. The high optimism that marked much of Enlightenment thought, however, survived as one of the movement’s most enduring legacies: the belief that human history is a record of general progress.
So this was not bad at all do you think ? Or it was? They were quite revolutionary at that time wouldn’t you say? And whatever you think about them the Enlightenment era was good thing to happen to humanity and needed. We would never say that Galileo was wrong, he was burnt because of truth and he was one of the Illuminati.
So what does Enlightenment means for Galileo or meant? We can only guess. But let’s guess.
Was it the truth and knowledge?
There has always been use of knowledge for right and misuse of that same knowledge for wrong. But it is not always black and white situation. Sometimes things seem to be bad but developing into a positive outcome and sometimes it’s reverse. There is black and there is white but there is also gray area that has a potential to become one of those. It is just a state of perception from a beholder of that same knowledge. But this said does not diminish responsibility in any way.
Every idea has its own evolution, progress and deeds that follows and as you know often ideas where followed by good and evil but it is not idea as idea that matters so much it is humans that give the idea its wings to progress or to fall. It’s Human Nature, but not as excuse but as a fact. Those same things that were mentioned and cosmic principals are the same laws that are governing us all and “them” (let’s repeat) we all have a choice, free will and responsibility (in a cosmic and universal way) that we don’t need to accept but it is a part of it and it doesn’t matter if we accept it or not, it goes along.
We can freely say that we all sometimes shine like Illuminati but are we the Illuminated ones? Or not? Maybe we are but we just forgotten it. (Ops, this is another perspective or its not, nevertheless, next time, maybe)
Ok, it seems that this was not a short article after all but we will continue and I hope we will evolve further true this perspective or as we often say point of view.
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The article has been updated on 30.09.2016 – Written by Editor Zeljko Mihajlovic