Tip of the Triangle

I can’t believe I never saw how Glenn Beck fits into the Illumniti Conspiracy* before. It seems obvious, once you think about it.  but I must admit, I’m baffled about the whole “Rappers are part of the Illuminatti” thing. How did I miss this?

[Glenn] Beck and Jones have thousands of followers who believe as they do. They include Tea Party types, the right-of-center Rand Pauls of the world, militiamen who feel this nation’s sovereignty is under attack from some very serious and credible forces. They’re primarily Republican (though more conservative), white, male, married and over 45, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll.

Unearthed in that same poll: Tea partiers are better educated and wealthier than the average American. More than half say the policies of the Obama administration favor the poor, and 25 percent think that the administration favors blacks over whites—compared with 11 percent of the general public. They are more likely than the general public, and Republicans, to say that too much has been made of the problems facing black people.

And then there’s Nikki, a 20-something woman drinking with friends at El Toro, a bar on Belmont Avenue, just off Lancaster Avenue in West Philly. She also believes that shadowy forces—the real power behind the power—are at play to overthrow the American government. The Illuminati: a conspiratorial organization of cultural elites with unspeakable wealth who control world affairs through governments and corporations.

Nikki says that President Obama was “selected, not elected” president by the Illuminati, and that he’s now carrying out its homosexual agenda by “appointing more gays to his Cabinet than all the other presidents combined.”

But unlike Beck, Jones and their followers, Nikki happens to be young, black and a huge fan of hip-hop. Oh, and she believes rapper Jay-Z is a part of the Illuminati too.

Apparently goat heads/skulls, pyramids, and coded references to other illuminati symbolism have been popping up in Jay Z’s videos and other pop/rap artist’s work for years. And I say bully for them. White people may have invented conspiracy mongering, but they don’t own it. And as we all know, multi-culturalism is one of the hallmarks of the Illuminati so it was only a matter of time before the likes of Obama, Beyonce and Jay Z took their rightful place in the longest running and most popular conspiracy of all time.

Sure, it may be just a way to sneak coded racism into the debate over who caused the Second Great Depression, but that’s just what they want you think. Clearly, it’s time for me to get back in the game as I have missed out on a lot of conspiracy related material in the last few years. The Birthers, Truthers and the Tea Party didn’t just pop up from nowhere. They have an intellectual lineage going back decades, if not centuries. And clearly, I have been remiss in my studies of these phenomenon.

* I have no idea if this sight, FML, is legitimately connected to the American Freemasons or if it’s a fan site or what. Poe’s Law is in full force here.