1 Smugger's Perspective: The Shadowy Figure Behind Everything

The Illuminati has sure had people talking a lot lately.

Yes, I said it. The Illuminati. The so-called New World Order. It has become the scapegoat people use to justify why certain rappers, singers, and entertainers have colossal fame and fortune. When looked up in Wikipedia, the Illuminati is described as

a name that refers to several groups, both historical and modern, and both real and fictitious. Historically, it refers specifically to the Bavarian Illuminati, an Enlightenment-era secret society founded on May 1, 1776. In modern times it is also used to refer to a purported conspiratorial organization which acts as a shadowy “power behind the throne”, allegedly controlling world affairs through present day governments and corporations, usually as a modern incarnation or continuation of the Bavarian Illuminati. In this context, Illuminati is often used in reference to a New World Order (NWO). Many conspiracy theorists believe the Illuminati are the masterminds behind events that will lead to the establishment of such a New World Order.

In other words, it is an organization that everyone is saying is controlling us like an evil puppet master. While this is a touchy subject, I’d thought I’d tackle it.

One of the biggest issues surrounding this whole thing is the fact that so many rappers (i.e. Jay-Z, Puffy, Lil Wayne, etc) were definitively mentioned in a video floating around the net. The video describes how almost every Black entertainer that has a little change in their pocket (I use little lightly) has signed their one way ticket to the fiery pit. That if you want the fame and fortune, you’ve got to sell your soul. Quid pro quo, in essence. After watching the dvds (yes, there are two major ones), I came to the conclusion that while I do not adhere to the enlightenment that supposedly comes from joining the mysterious group, the subject of religion shines through every argument posed for and against them. Keep reading, I am approaching my point.

In the United States Constitution, we are given free exercise of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of speech and so forth and so forth. In other words, if a rapper and/or entertainer believes that the Illuminati is his/her path to wisdom, so be it. Just like I have the right to follow Jesus and the next man has the right to follow Muhammad, Buddha, Confucius, Tao, Zen, Hinduism and the many other religions that are active on this planet we call Earth. Am I equating the Illumanti with Christianity? Well, based on my beliefs in the Constitution and the fact that we have no proof that the Illuminati is evil or otherwise (and by that I mean unless you’ve joined and are now an ex-Illuminati; there is really no proof you have.) I am simply stating that the Illuminati is viable and who am I really to cast it as evil when I have nothing but an opinion and you have yours.

I am a believer in the idea that we all have to answer for our deeds, be they good or bad. We all look at life through the prism of our beliefs. What one believes, the other may not and while each and every religion instructs us to show others the way, it is important to keep in mind that we should not allow our opinions to belittle another man or woman’s path be it occult, masonry or otherwise should they opt not to follow ours. Do not get me wrong here, I am by no means defending them. The point here is that I know nothing about them except what has been offered by someone else’s opinion which has been filtered through their system of beliefs.

I for one follow the scripture in the Bible, “he that is without sin among you, let him cast the the first stone.” While I know that statement is probably easier said than done, it does kind of hit home doesn’t it?

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