This is something that's been around since the early crusaders century. The history of these secret societies have evolved from a once good order of protection, to what is now a mission of the powerful to rule the world. "New World Order"
It's written in scripture. It may not happen in our lifetime or our kids lifetime but the "order" is underway.
For one to know what the illuminati is, one must research the beginning. The Knights of the Templar, the Masonic "Masons" society and the 13 degrees of the masons, to what is the secret society passed the 13th degree which is the illuminati (see the dollar bill) you have a mason temple with 13 steps, representing the 13 degrees. The number 13 represents a new beginning. Above the temple on the dollar bill you have the illuminated triangle with a eye in the center. This is the secret society, the "all seeing eye" the illuminati, the worlds powerful, the "Big Brother" note* the triangle represents a demonic symbol much like the pentagram. Sound familiar? How about the pentagon? Where our world leaders meet?
Confused yet? Lol. It gets much, much deeper.
These punk thugs like Jay-Z, Beyoncé etc using the triangle and even naming their albums after these secret societies are doing it for attention.
Even the local Mason lodges haven't a clue for the most part. The Shriners, the lions club all are meant to be a good society. However they are clueless as to where the money is funneled through which funds the higher authority.
Like I said. It gets DEEP and walks a fine line straddling the conspiracy nut/truth aspect.