Nevertheless, the Illuminati and Adam Weishaupt, personally were later accused of inciting the French Revolution of 1789–1799 due to similarities of the revolutionary and Illuminati ideologies. Albeit their influence never reached France and they were, indeed, long disbanded at that point, this suspicion quickly developed into full-blown conspiracy theories postulating that the order still exists albeit gone undercover.
There are often symbolic evidences that the Illuminati continue today, beginning with the US dollar bill insignia. After being disbanded in 1785, the Illuminati never dissolved completely, instead they regrouped more covertly as well as flushed the Masonic lodges and other secret societies of the world. Their power comes from substantial financial resource, larger than any other secret society's, stemming from the Rothschilds and other bankers that funded them, as evident from the leaked documents and money influx streams.
In popular cultureEdit
In modern times, the Illuminati were again popularized by the Illuminatus! Trilogy written by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson.
- If you type "illuminati" backwards (itanimulli) and put ".com" at the end of it, itanimulli.com, in the address bar it takes you to nsa.gov, the NSA website. Even though this website is a proven prank (itanimulli.com is owned by a private citizen in Utah and hosted through GoDaddy) it's still curious why the NSA allows Itanimulli.com to link back to it's site. EDIT: Actually that's not "curious" whatsoever, they have no control over who links to them. It would be HORRIBLE if they censored the internet so severely that they could control who links to who.
- Illuminati. Wikipedia.