Illuminati

Posted: August 16, 2014 in Hip-Hop, Music Culture, Pop, Rap, Top 40
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Have you ever wondered why some celebrities seem untouchable? No negative media attention, no wind of any real scandals, and everything they put their hands on seems to turn to gold? There may be an explanation: it’s called the Illuminati.

Back in the Day

The original Illuminati, started up in the late 1700s, in Germany’s Bavarian regions. A secret society that was against religion, the state and any prejudice or discrimination. They were influenced by the Age of Enlightenment and Freemasonry.

The Age of Enlightenment was a 17th-century intellectual movement, that emphasized critical thinking, questioning, and science; while also putting up a fight against traditions and blind faith.

Freemasonry is fraternity of sorts, which originated in the 14th century, as a way for stonemasons to interact with each other. They had to be initiated in, and their frat houses are called lodges. They still exist, but ever since the 18th century, Freemasons (or Masons) have been thought to be more of an occult, a secret society (which they vehemently deny.)

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They allegedly have ties to the KKK; they have been accused of Satanic tendencies and worshiping Baphomet – an aphrodite goat with Devil horns (not joking.) Plus some people think they murdered JFK and Whitney Houston, amongst others.

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Sadly, the Bavarian Illuminati was banned in the late 18th century, so the current-day Illuminati applies to those who are descendants of or have ties to the original group. Conspiracy theorists have floated the idea around that these newbies have one main goal: to establish a New World Order (ie a singly governing body running the entire planet.) Which supposedly explains why Illuminati members would spread themselves in the most influential positions, including politics, entertainment or anywhere they can flex their puppet-master muscle.

Symbols

The Illuminati use them to identify themselves without having to “identify themselves.” You know, to stay true to the secrecy of their society and all. Devil horns or anything resembling them is apparently a “shout out” to Lucifer himself. Whether it’s the sign rock ‘n roll stars use:

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Or the a-ok sign that gets thrown around every now and again:

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Triangles are also a big deal. There are many interpretations of it, including the apex of the triangle representing the all-seeing eye ie Lucifer. Pyramids fall along the same lines as well, but are believed to represent the hierarchical structure of the Illuminati – the top is the leader, the most elite; and the pyramid fans out towards the base, which represents the commoners. Oh and one happens to be on the U.S. dollar bill. With an all-seeing Luciferic eye. NBD.

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Many musicians have been branded as Illuminati members, however Jay-Z is most commonly implicated. He’s constantly throwing up a three-edged symbol with his hands, which he claims is a diamond representing his mega successful entertainment company Roc Nation. But let’s be real: it’s a triangle:

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He has a song called “Lucifer”:

Jay-Z refers to himself as “Hov”; apparently short for “Jehovah”; ie the leader, ie the all seeing eye if you will. Not to mention, he’s successful at everything he does; every artist signed to his label does insanely well; and he married a Queen (Bey herself.) It’s kind of like he’s taking over the world or something….

Whether you believe in the existence of the Illuminati, or what they allegedly represent, it doesn’t really matter, because we’ll never really know.

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