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Title: Did the PD start the Modern Illuminati Mythos?
Post by: NikkiLaVey on January 30, 2009, 08:08:18 pm
As far as I can track down this is the origin of the Modern Illuminati Mythos?

I try to tell this to people on Conspiracy Theory Boards and they act like I just killed their puppy what do you think?
Title: Re: Did the PD start the Modern Illuminati Mythos?
Post by: LMNO on January 30, 2009, 08:12:02 pm
I think it's really hard to convince someone of something they don't want to know.





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Title: Re: Did the PD start the Modern Illuminati Mythos?
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on January 30, 2009, 08:14:21 pm
Nope, its definately part of the resurgence... but it was inspired by the already active Illuminati Theories. Wilson and Shea were Playboy Magazine Editors and had to deal with all of the crazy letters to the editor. Illuminatus was conceived with Bob asked Bob "Wouldn't it be funny if ALL of these conspiracies were true?"

As for the Dan Brown stuff... he was more likely inspired by Holy Blood, Holy Grail which also inspired RAW's Historical Illuminatus Chronicles.

If anything Illuminatus! took advantage if the meme and probably popularized it. Just like RAW popularized 23 Enigma and the 8 Circuit model, neither of which were his creation... but he could explain them a hell of a lot better than the people that did come up with them ;-)
Title: Re: Did the PD start the Modern Illuminati Mythos?
Post by: fomenter on January 30, 2009, 08:16:13 pm
no it did  not but don't let that stop you from telling people it did    :lulz:
the writers of the pd were into the Illuminati conspiracies of there time and wrote there own humerus tongue in cheek take on it, those conspiracy's continued to evolve and be studied by there followers...

and see ratta's answer for detail...
Title: Re: Did the PD start the Modern Illuminati Mythos?
Post by: Cain on January 30, 2009, 08:36:25 pm
I thought the radical right of the time, in particular the John Birch society and other such anticommunist fringe groups, were the main propogators of the Illuminati mythology during the 50s and 60s.
Title: Re: Did the PD start the Modern Illuminati Mythos?
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on January 30, 2009, 08:39:00 pm
I thought the radical right of the time, in particular the John Birch society and other such anticommunist fringe groups, were the main propogators of the Illuminati mythology during the 50s and 60s.

Indeed. Through happenstance, they all liked porn and for some reason assumed the libertarians running the place would agree with their EVIDENCE.
Title: Re: Did the PD start the Modern Illuminati Mythos?
Post by: NikkiLaVey on January 30, 2009, 08:40:32 pm
Thanks for the Info. These paranoids think everything is an Illuminati Plot they are so fun to watch.
Title: Re: Did the PD start the Modern Illuminati Mythos?
Post by: NikkiLaVey on January 30, 2009, 09:05:31 pm
Nope, its definately part of the resurgence... but it was inspired by the already active Illuminati Theories. Wilson and Shea were Playboy Magazine Editors and had to deal with all of the crazy letters to the editor. Illuminatus was conceived with Bob asked Bob "Wouldn't it be funny if ALL of these conspiracies were true?"

As for the Dan Brown stuff... he was more likely inspired by Holy Blood, Holy Grail which also inspired RAW's Historical Illuminatus Chronicles.

If anything Illuminatus! took advantage if the meme and probably popularized it. Just like RAW popularized 23 Enigma and the 8 Circuit model, neither of which were his creation... but he could explain them a hell of a lot better than the people that did come up with them ;-)

This confirms some of the things I have read. I bet RAW smiled every time someone came out with "Proof" of the Illuminati
Title: Re: Did the PD start the Modern Illuminati Mythos?
Post by: Telarus on January 30, 2009, 09:18:53 pm
You should start pushing the "Stephen Colbert is the Third Outer Head of the Bavarian Illuminati" meme, and see if the wackos come up with 'supporting evidence'.

That'd be awesome, getting real paranoids to write our press releases for us.
Title: Re: Did the PD start the Modern Illuminati Mythos?
Post by: NikkiLaVey on January 30, 2009, 09:31:00 pm
You should start pushing the "Stephen Colbert is the Third Outer Head of the Bavarian Illuminati" meme, and see if the wackos come up with 'supporting evidence'.

That'd be awesome, getting real paranoids to write our press releases for us.

Oh I like the way you think!  :awesome:
Title: Re: Did the PD start the Modern Illuminati Mythos?
Post by: Iason Ouabache on January 30, 2009, 10:13:05 pm
Thanks for the Info. These paranoids think everything is an Illuminati Plot they are so fun to watch.
Hmm... maybe this place would be a good candidate for the next safari.   :D
Title: Re: Did the PD start the Modern Illuminati Mythos?
Post by: NikkiLaVey on January 30, 2009, 10:24:33 pm
Thanks for the Info. These paranoids think everything is an Illuminati Plot they are so fun to watch.
Hmm... maybe this place would be a good candidate for the next safari.   :D

Just let me know and I guide you t the site and watch.
Title: Re: Did the PD start the Modern Illuminati Mythos?
Post by: fomenter on January 30, 2009, 10:28:36 pm
Thanks for the Info. These paranoids think everything is an Illuminati Plot they are so fun to watch.
Hmm... maybe this place would be a good candidate for the next safari.   :D

if so lets try to be better organized than the one we are on now
Title: Re: Did the PD start the Modern Illuminati Mythos?
Post by: NikkiLaVey on January 30, 2009, 10:47:43 pm
Thanks for the Info. These paranoids think everything is an Illuminati Plot they are so fun to watch.
Hmm... maybe this place would be a good candidate for the next safari.   :D

if so lets try to be better organized than the one we are on now

I so love this idea
Title: Re: Did the PD start the Modern Illuminati Mythos?
Post by: Bu☆ns on January 31, 2009, 01:26:23 am
You should start pushing the "Stephen Colbert is the Third Outer Head of the Bavarian Illuminati" meme, and see if the wackos come up with 'supporting evidence'.

That'd be awesome, getting real paranoids to write our press releases for us.

 :lulz: hahaha  :lulz: and because i'm rather proud of this one feel free to drop if appropriate:

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa261/broodwitch/bert.gif)
Title: Re: Did the PD start the Modern Illuminati Mythos?
Post by: NikkiLaVey on January 31, 2009, 03:04:10 am
You should start pushing the "Stephen Colbert is the Third Outer Head of the Bavarian Illuminati" meme, and see if the wackos come up with 'supporting evidence'.

That'd be awesome, getting real paranoids to write our press releases for us.

 :lulz: hahaha  :lulz: and because i'm rather proud of this one feel free to drop if appropriate:

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa261/broodwitch/bert.gif)

Kewlies good work!