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ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTORS Courtney Garcia

Beyoncé Knowles, the Illuminati mind-controller brainwashing her millions of her fans into unquestioned devotion to the New World Order at a Central Park concert earlier this year. Photo by asterix611.

The Illuminati Order, historically, was a secret society. A congregation of Bavarian individualists and Enlightenment-types founded in the 18th century, the collective began as an offset of religion and politics, infiltrating these institutions in order to build power from within while covertly plotting revolution. Like other anarchist-ish organizations, the Illuminati were anti-government, anti-secular, and hyper-progressive, yet grounded in self-approved moral prerogatives. Thus, they believed they should run the world. If it sounds like some Marxist derivative, it probably is.

Of course, where there’s mystique, cult-like principals, and odd membership practices, there’s always Hollywood. Though Scientologists typically get the worst rap of alternative regimes, rumor has it that the Illuminati Order has also subverted celebrity town, with speculation abound as to who’s involved and more specifically, who’s leading the force. In Hollywood, the alleged affinity is not mere civil disobedience, rather a tie to Satanic culture and the furtive use of subliminal messaging to propel the discourse. Of course, this is all conjecture, but nonetheless, there’s a determined band of revolutionists working diligently to uncover anyone and everyone brainwashing us with concealed innuendos.

One such person is the creator of Mind Control 101, a web site about how everyone is manipulated by forces they never even knew existed and incapable of making their own decisions. The philosopher behind these theories is a guy named Dantalion Jones, a “lecturer, trainer, and hypnotist,” not-so-ironically. Jones is also a burgeoning author; his most recent work is titled Building Your Cult, and described as a “no-holds-barred self-help book with deeper secrets designed to help the most politically ambitious people in the world.” Predictably, Jones has also taken the liberty and time to identify the most culpable Illuminati associates in Hollywood, laying out his list in great detail along with an ostensibly hypocritical disclaimer to never let facts or reality “get in the way of your illusions.”

Jones’ list includes Robbie Williams, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Simon Cowell, Lady Gaga, and Michael Jackson (the man never gets a break!). To determine who fits the Illuminati bill, Jones looks for any signs of conspirator-like behavior or mind-controlled habits. For instance, remember Beyoncé’s album, I Am…Sasha Fierce, where she released a two-disc set of music as both herself and her alter ego? Well, according to Jones, this is evidence of “an artist taken over by evil to obtain success.” He goes on to remark that songs and videos from the album suggest a struggle between good and evil and that her marriage to the “unknowingly possessed Masonic rapper Jay-Z,” seals the deal. There is no mention, however, of the blatantly wicked video for “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It!)”, a personal favorite.

As for Gaga, Jones’ superlative Illuminati accomplice, he points to the “butterflies, bubbles, and rainbows” in her music videos and the fact that she’s the “Queen of Weird.” So wait, is eccentricity a sign of cult affiliation?

Another Illuminati exposer – identified only by his screenname, BDIGITAL11 – created a YouTube presentation to not only uncover celebrities tied to the organization, but to also offer insight as to the damage they’ve done, unbeknownst to most of us. Finally, some tangibles. His short begins with a personal hypothesis that Illuminati control the music industry, a statement he supplements with the following footnote: “The greatest trick the devil pulled was making the world believe he didn’t exist AND worship him at the same time. Take a Jay-Z concert for example. Hundreds of innocent fans raise their hands up in a triangle thinking it’s a diamond sign. People see it as part of the concert…Even if people don’t think they’re worshiping the devil, most of them are voluntarily closer to him than to God.”

(Side Note: As a super-huge fan of Jay-Z, I had no idea my virtue was at risk of demonic possession last year when I went to see him with Young Jeezy. Fortunately, I can report that I’ve experienced no repercussions in the aftermath to date.)

BDIGITAL11’s video goes on to compare Angelina Jolie’s eye to that of an evil bird. Beyoncé appears several times signaling the devil via HOV’s hand slang. Bono is blasted for all the peace signs he holds up, and for covering one of his eyes in a few photos. Busta Rhymes, The Chemical Brothers, Christina Aguilera and anyone else who ever has ever used an eye or triangle in their album art is similarly busted in this multimedia disclosure.

Nevertheless, to those who interpret the world with an all-inclusive eye for variable existence, the Illuminati conspiracy theory is not that far-fetched. Upon close examination, there are many recurring signs and symbols throughout our culture, indicating a hierarchical system established in the early 1700s and continuing at present.

“I believe there is a really long history of powerful blood lines and families more or less controlling the world,” comments Heather Fedewa, lead singer of the independent pop/goth band, Wax Idols. Fedewa cannot attest to any current manifestations of the Illuminati, or their legitimate existence even, rather as an explorer of all religious beliefs, she sees the value in chronicling the dark side of such consciousness in art. “If there’s some eye on the top of the pyramids we should be looking for, I don’t know, but it wouldn’t surprise me. Anything is possible.”

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