I’ve been asked to review who the Illuminati are, for the sake of new readers
The subject has been well-covered by Matthew Ward and Mike Quinsey’s sources. How about if I reproduce a few of their clearer descriptions?
The Illuminati is not an organization of card-carrying members, but rather the ‘umbrella’ name of disparate groups and a large number of powerful individuals who have been controlling or heavily influencing the most important aspects of life throughout your world for centuries.
In recent years they also have become known by other designations, such as the secret government, New World Order, dark cabal or the elitists; and they include the top figures in financial institutions, investment markets, multinational corporations, religions, education, media, military forces, judicial systems, entertainment, the medical ‘establishment,’ regulatory and advisory bodies, royal families, Zionists. (Matthew’s Message, April 26, 2010, at http://www.matthewbooks.com/mattsmessage.htm.)
They have controlled governments, started civil and international wars, caused famines and widespread impoverishment, created boom times for industrialists and depressions for the poor, released laboratory-designed viruses, assassinated opposition.
They are the perpetrators of unjust laws, Satanic rituals, chemtrails and other toxic pollution, destruction of animal life on land and in the seas, mind control, the ‘illegal’ drug industry, erosion of civil rights and denial of God-given freedoms, suppression or misuse of technology, political and ideological divisiveness. In short, the Illuminati have been profoundly adversely affecting all life on Earth—indeed, the very life of Earth herself! (Matthew’s Message, April 26, 2010.)
[Many Illuminati crimes] have been ridiculed by the disparaging label ‘conspiracy theory’; insidious mind-control programs and methods; deliberately-contaminated vaccines and laboratory-designed diseases to reduce the world’s population; corruption in ‘justice’ systems; vast underground areas [like Area 51] and what goes on there; the real perpetrators of terrorism and wars; the international web of collusion that has been controlling the global economy and commerce, health care, education and mainstream media; the long-time presence of extraterrestrial beings and their meetings with heads of governments; and the strategic divisiveness of religions.
The amount of information is staggering, and revealing it in one fell swoop would be too much for any psyche to handle. (Matthew’s Message, March 10, 2009.)
Their control of Wall Street and European and Asian stock markets is unraveling and so is their banking empire. They won’t much longer be able to hold onto their vast fortunes amassed illegally and immorally. The forces for good will obtain those and use the monies to end impoverishment. (Matthew’s Message, Jan. 8, 2017.)
Sweeping clean national governments and tyrannical regimes is not easy or quick, and the turmoil you are seeing—if we may twist your phrase—is the storm before the calm. (Matthew’s Message, Aug. 15, 2015)
Your country is now bankrupt yet at one time it was extremely wealthy, but your wealth has been channeled into the [Illuminati] families who have controlled your lives. Through manipulation and covert actions they have kept you in need, and at the same time spent your hard-earned dollars on war and politics to gain world control. (Diane of Sirius, Oct. 8, 2008, at http://www.treeofthegoldenlight.com/First_Contact/Channeled_Messages_by_Mike_Quinsey.htm.)
The world at large has little idea of how corrupt successive governments have been in the U.S., but they are awakening to their methods and are beginning to reject them. As you might correctly say, a handful of people in high places have controlled the world for millennia of time, and have advanced their plans for global control almost to the point of success. (Atmos, Dec. 17, 2008, at http://www.treeofthegoldenlight.com/First_Contact/Channeled_Messages_by_Mike_Quinsey.htm.)