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Alexander the Great

posted May 1, 2017, 8:51 AM by Viktor Zólyomi   [ updated May 1, 2017, 8:51 AM ]
The Illuminati. For better or worse, when one hears their name, what first comes to mind are the conspiracy theories. Wild stories and legends that claim the Illuminati pull the strings of the world's governments from the shadows. Historians are quick to point out that the Illuminati, or more precisely the Bavarian Illuminati, were merely a group of well meaning intellectuals who wanted to enlighten the masses in a dark age of superstition and bigotry.

What historians will neglect to tell you, either on purpose or due to sheer ignorance, is that the Bavarian Illuminati called themselves the Bavarian Illuminati not to specify where they were from but to differentiate themselves from a very different and much older group called the Real Illuminati. This group was founded over two thousand years ago with a purpose orthogonal to that of the Bavarian Illuminati: to conquer the world.

The Real Illuminati were founded by none other than Macedonian emperor Alexander the Great. Alexander, after spending years conquering the world known to him, one day looked to the horizon and realized that the world, the true world, had to be much larger than he could see. On that day, he had a vision, and that vision was to build a great metropolis in the center of the world and from there slowly but steadily seize control of every corner of the Earth. Some, mistakenly, believe that the great city of Alexandria was this great metropolis. In truth, Alexandria served as a prototype, a testing ground, where Alexander demonstrated his vision to his followers on a smaller scale than what he truly envisioned.

Over his lifetime Alexander iterated his blueprint of the future, building newer and better incarnations of Alexandria, in order to convince the men and women who would then become the first of the Real Illuminati that one day, one of their descendants would come across a spot of the world where they could build the greatest city in history. And though it would take more than two thousand years, that city eventually became a reality in the heart of the Republic of North America; but more on that later.

Alexander left clear instructions for his followers: find a piece of unoccupied land next to a river with abundant natural resources in the surrounding area, and draw the richest merchants of the world there with the promise of multiplying their fortune. Then, when the great metropolis grows larger than any city in history and controls the economy of the world, the time would come to begin the unstoppable conquest. Few believed that the man who preferred to sow the blood of his enemies over exercising even an ounce of diplomacy would be willing to commit to such a long term and pacifist strategy, but the splendor of Alexandria and the unspoken threat of `defy me and die' burning from his eyes convinced even his loudest naysayers, and thus the Real Illuminati were born.

Knowing Alexander's well documented hunger for conquest it is easy to understand his decision to establish a powerful secret society that can not only realize his vision but make it last through the ages. What may be difficult to understand, however, is his naming choice. Why, one must wonder, did he name this group the Real Illuminati? Why not simply Illuminati? The answer lies in Alexander's visionary nature. Well over a thousand years before the Bavarian Illuminati came to be, he knew there would be imitators who would try to capitalize on his success.

Today, trademark law prohibits imitators from stealing another society's name, but in ancient times trademark protection was limited to the rule `if you rip off Alexander the Great he will rip off your head.' And while this was an excellent deterrent, Alexander knew that it would not be a very intimidating threat centuries after his death. Hence he chose to name his society the Real Illuminati. Because nothing says `we were here first' than calling yourself `real' eons before the competition.

Alexander's vision of the great metropolis at the center of the world eventually came true, at least in part. At the end of the 18th century, the Real Illuminati founded a tiny riverside settlement in North America and named it Con City. Over the years it became one of the biggest cities in the world; by the early 21st century it grew to a population of twenty million and established a firm hold on the economy of the Republic of North America, exactly as Alexander planned over two thousand years earlier.

And what became of the conquest of the world that the great Macedonian monarch envisioned? Whether or not that will come to pass remains to be seen. Perhaps it already happened, and the Real Illuminati control every country in the world, manipulating their leaders like puppets. Or perhaps they are just waiting for the right moment to demonstrate their dominance, relying on Con City to fill their conquest budget before they establish the new world order and plant Alexander's flag on every public building on the planet. Time will tell which it is, but if recent events are any indication, one thing is abundantly certain: anything can happen where Con City is concerned.