Secret societies such as the Bohemian Grove and Skull and Bones play a major role in American affairs and have for generations; that much is clear and well-documented. But most Americans have paid little attention to what happens outside of the media spotlight — until now. In recent months, public perceptions have started to change as the “Deep State” exposes itself publicly in its war against America, the Constitution, humanity, and President Donald Trump. And in fact, thanks to hacked e-mails and public statements by members, it is now proven that many of the swamp creatures involved in the occult secret societies of America see Trump as a “disaster.”

Amid an unprecedented and highly coordinated campaign to destroy Trump, first as a candidate and later as a president, a fast-growing segment of the American electorate has realized that “We The People” have not been getting the full story. As part of that awakening, the concept of a “Deep State” or shadowy “swamp” working behind the scenes has captured the public imagination. The idea is now as “mainstream” as can be: Even establishment-media polls show about half of Americans now recognize definitively that the Deep State exists. Even the establishment press — a key component of the Deep State — has now acknowledged that the Deep State exists, if only to muddy the waters about its true nature. But in this series, The New American magazine plans to connect the dots.

It is true that the entrenched, anti-Trump federal bureaucracy — and especially the self-styled “intelligence community” — are crucial elements of the Deep State. But behind that Deep State is another Deep State; the “Deep State Behind the Deep State,” if you will, or the ruling establishment. Parts of this network are not quite secret. For example, in a recent article in this series on the Deep State, The New American highlighted the enormous role played by the semi-secret Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, the Bilderberg meetings, and other such outfits. But beyond those organizations, which operate websites and even release full or partial lists of members, are other organizations that are even more secretive. They remain largely unknown to the American people. But such “secret societies” have been working to spread their lawless doctrines in America since before it was even formally an independent self-governing nation.

The Historical Illuminati

Even America’s first president, George Washington, was deeply concerned about the insidious machinations and influence of one particular secret society, and its infiltration in America. “It is not my intention to doubt that the doctrine of the Illuminati and the principles of Jacobinism had not spread in the United States,” Washington wrote in a letter to a friend. “On the contrary, no one is more satisfied of this fact than I am.” America’s most prominent founding father also warned of the Illuminati’s “diabolical tenets” being spread in America in a 1798 letter to Reverend G. W. Snyder, who had sent him a book on the society. Also in 1798, then-Yale President Timothy Dwight warned that the Illuminati was willing to use “murder, butchery, and war” to overthrow religion, government, and civilization. More than a few scholars recognized that the goals of these conspirators included overthrowing all the governments and religions of Europe to build a cosmopolitan so-called “brotherhood of man” while undermining family and property rights.

The historical Order of the Illuminati Washington and Dwight warned of was a secret society founded in Bavaria on May 1, 1776, by Adam Weishaupt, a professor of law at Ingolstadt University. According to Abbé Augustin Barruel in his book Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism, Weishaupt had been inspired by the teachings of 18th-century anti-Christian fanatics from France styling themselves “philosophers” such as Voltaire, Rousseau, and Diderot. The Illuminati’s operations were first widely exposed to the public in the 1797 book Proofs of a Conspiracy Against All the Religions and Governments of Europe Carried on in the Secret Meetings of Freemasons, Illuminati and Reading Societies by John Robison, a university professor, Freemason, and the first general secretary to the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Even Washington had a copy of the important book in his library, according to the National Archives. Professor Robison documented, among other actions by the conspirators, the Illuminati’s lead role in the murderous, barbarous French Revolution that tore France apart so badly that she never fully recovered.

The secret society of self-styled “Illuminated” ones became incredibly influential by attracting influential men and infiltrating the Masonic lodges of Europe, according to scholars who have studied it. Officially, though, the historical outfit known as the Illuminati, based on concentric circles of influence and secrets surrounding an inner core of conspirators, was said to have been disbanded after its wicked scheming was discovered by Bavarian authorities. The authorities informed their counterparts in other jurisdictions, some of whom also attempted to suppress the society. However, the Illuminati’s subversive doctrines and ideas — described as “diabolical” by America’s first president — clearly survived. Virtually the same evil principles articulated by Weishaupt and his band of criminals were articulated in The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Fredrich Engels, for example. Today, many of those doctrines are taught as “truth” in American universities. And as Robison documented, the conspirators continued spreading their subversion across Europe.

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