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You're being watched right now. We all are being watched right now. And, if you're listening to a catchy tune à la Gaga, Miley, and/or Beyoncé, you are definitely under the influence. "But, I haven't ingested anything to put me under said influence!" you say. Wrong, dear readers, very wrong. The influence is the Illuminati, and the influence is forever...and ever...and, yes, ever.
Since 1776, the Illuminati has quietly been infiltrating popular culture through subliminal messaging. The nuances are subtle, but that's the entire point. It's all hidden in plain view, and conspiracy theorists have spun their stories so well that arguing against its existence is a vicious ring with no settlement. The Illuminati is a skeptic's dream and faith's resident devil's advocate. Originally conceived to rid the world of superstition (holy irony), prejudice, and lessen the power of the Roman Catholic Church over everyday life, the secret society went underground.
Today, the notion of the Illuminati has become a gimmick — party room fodder that fills conversation, but ultimately doesn't leave much of an impact. Perhaps that's because there really isn't anything we can do about it because it's been bestowing fabulous culture and worldly moments on us for years.
Becoming a member is, well, tricky. Some of us have been trying for years to join with no avail. How one sells their soul and who they sell said soul to isn't as easy as typing a phone number into Facebook and pulling up their name to message 'em. It takes dedication. It takes talent. But, most of all, it takes cunning dedication and a keen eye for details. Learn to see through the lens of the secret society, and the world is yours...maybe. Here's what to keep your peepers peeled for.