Alternative History Lesson: Rap Music and the Illuminati Part Two

In part one I spoke about the beginning and end of the Real Illuminati. In part two I’m going to give you a look at the true origins of the Fake Illuminati.

The Fake Illuminati was first brought to the public eye by Augustin Barruel and John Robison about 10 years after the Real Illuminati ended. Here’s exactly what these men’s arguments and backstories are:

Augustin Barruel

Augustin Barruel was a priest who wrote Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism which is a book that claimed that the French Revolution was planned by members of the Illuminati and Freemason clubs. The main purpose behind the book is to prove that the French Revolution was one part of a greater conspiracy to overthrow all forms of authority based on the Catholic Church.

Now what proof did Barruel have to make these claims? The fact that only the leaders of the Illuminati were tried and convicted and that former members of the Illuminati took part in the revolution.

To put that in perspective, that would be like saying Comedy Central planned the Occupy Wall Street Movement because John Stewart and Stephen Colbert, who at the time were both employed by them, spoke at the first rallies.

Second, we have John Robison.

John RobisonJohn Robison was a professor of philosophy who, in his later years, became opposed to the enlightenment movement that he felt led to the French Revolution.

Robison was partly inspired by Barruel’s work when he wrote Proofs of a Conspiracy, but the majority of his inspiration came from the memoirs of a former monk turned British secret agent named Alexander Horn. Yes, a secret agent monk.

And what proof did Robison have that Alexander Horn wasn’t full of shit?

The answer is no proof.

And that is the true origin of the Fake Illuminati. In part three I’ll show you how the Fake Illuminati gained the massive popularity that it has now.

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