sekhem here; ban evading
I'm here to tell you, no bullshit, what the Illuminati really is. It's not a global conspiracy. It doesn't involve Jews or Freemasons, and it's rather localized, actually.
The "modern" Illuminati that most people, read: the lower classes in America, talk about was formed in the early '90s by the A&Rs of the four (Universal, Sony, EMI, Warner) major record labels. It was created for the reason as the "JournoList" group was created, to promote the shared political and economic views of members. Initially, it's purpose was to suppress so-called "conscious and political" hip-hop (The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy and other groups were on the verge of becoming mainstream and promoting extremist Marxist/Socialist views) and promote "gangsta" rap, but even this directive changed over time. If you follow trends in hip-hop, it's actually fairly easy to see what their directive is and what they are currently promoting. From the early '90s gangsta rap to today's feminine "skinny jeans + hipster" raps, it's all been planned. It's reach has also extended beyond music and into television and film, but it's hard to gauge, since most information about this comes from people who bailed out of these loose "agreements" in the early-mid '90s. Some once thought the Illuminati's goal was to promote lawlessness in the lower classes, but this is wrong. It's actual goal is to suppress dissent and promote apathy, namely in the political sphere, among the lower classes. The dream of Caius Martius.
After all, why throw a molotov cocktail at a bank if you can vicariously be a successful capitalist through the raps of T.I. or Young Jeezy?
If anyone wants exact names of people involved, PM me.
Pictured below is Doug Morris, one of the big "four".