The only reason I can see for the pirates to be allowed to survive is the need to combat global warming. The great noodler knows that pirate numbers are inversely proportional to global temperatures.
AAARRRRRRRRR Matey! The pirate numbers be a growin' faster than ye think. We don't be all from , ye know.
Yea... some of the better ones wear three piece suits and work on Wall Street
When posing this question we need to first ask which flavor of the Illuminati is being spoken of?
The conspiracy nuts and weekend researchers have given us a few tons of tripe to go with the facts of things that need be weeded from the picture before you can see what's really what. The short version to it all is to say Yes, it exists but NO, it's not what all the wackos want to make it out as. Let me go a step further...
Look at the philosophic/theologic background a high number of the Illuminati conspiracy theorists clings to -- bible thump'n redneck Christians that both, dread but want to come about. They need this sinister group to exist so that a logical course of flow exists to nurture and "make" their "Anti-Christ" -- the single man (the actual spawn of Satan) who will create a , one world church, one and of course give us 7 years of peace followed by 7 years of horrific war that will culminate with JC showing up with Elijah on a chariot in the sky as Gabriel plays the trumpet, etc, etc.
Then you have the Gnostic side of this fence; those that see "The Church" (all faces thereof) as evil because it suppressed the original Gospels so as to create a man-made Religion that was a profit bearing para-military & political machine via which its officers could govern over the masses as either the power behind a throne or the source that incited revolt against a given monarch... but then there were more than a few monarchs that turned the tables on said group, killing off church leaders until they got "their man" in the right position(s)... King Philip the Fair of France being one such entity, let alone the antics of the Borgia family. But the Gnostic element has its own agenda -- Restoration of "The Truth"
This is where we get the whole "Holy Blood/Holy Grail" connection along side the famed mysteries of the Knights Templar, Free Masonry, etc. and while a silver thread does seem to weave all these things together in a very believable (dare I say, viable) manner, it is still an extremist theory that lends power to the same kind of philosophic expression... though, if those supporting this path uphold the tenets and examples given by the Knights of old, said arrogance would not be in play. That is to say, the whole Christian flavoring would be nixed to a high level so as to make room for ALL world religious views, which is what the original Knights Templar are said to have observed and who they managed to establish positive commerce and co-governance with former foes.
Other contingencies on the whole Illuminati fantasy bring in all our Extra-Terrestrial friends of course, as well as the survivors of Atlantis & Lemuria who've managed to survive an eon under water...
So as I said at the start... which flavor of Illuminati are we talking about?
Now here's one other little point to consider... if these people have and do control everything... doing so for thousands of years now via the same family bloodlines, who are we to think that there's a snowball's chance in hell of breaking them up? For that matter, who are we to say that they are evil or to the contrary, the protectors of the Jesus lineage?
Why does it matter?
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