The fine folks at Follow Me Here… point us to a weak attempt by our old frenemy The Illuminati to continue to convince people that not only are they powerless, but they don’t even exist. Good job, guys.
Uscinski clarifies that most Americans today don’t actually believe in the Illuminati. In a survey of conspiracy theories he conducted in 2012, he says zero people claimed that groups like Freemasons or Illuminati were controlling politics. Even so, the Illuminati seem to persist in our collective consciousness, serving as the butt of jokes and the source of lizard people rumors.