Former Canadian defence minister says that the Illuminati is real
For many people, the idea of the Illuminati is more than just a concept. A lot of theorists are convinced that the world is governed by one select group of powerful elites, who are the evil geniuses behind much of the bad that happens. According to many of the believers, this group run governments from behind the scenes and they are gearing up to implement a New World Order.
However, while the theory is commonly associated with the users of Reddit who spend more time on their computer than they do outside, Paul Hellyer, a former Canadian Minister of Defence, has also come out as a believer.
The Illuminati are believed to be members of Hollywood as well as high-ranking political and business leaders. Some theorists even claim that the leader of the pack is a reptilian lizard from space. However, while the accusations may vary from them being a Satanic cult through to being the New World Order, it's safe to say that there is no actual proof that the Illuminati exists at all.
But, in a recent podcast, Mr Hellyer, who was in post during the 1960s, said that the Illuminati is real and that it's as powerful as feared. He claims that hidden leaders continue to rage war and focus on profits, rather than tackle problems like climate change and world peace.
According to Hellyer, the technology needed to reverse climate change has already been developed, but it is currently being suppressed by the Illuminati due to the fact that the majority of its members have a lot of money in the fossil fuel industry.
"You have a got secret cabal that's actually running the world and they've managed to keep this technology under wraps until they can cash in the trillions of oil assets that they've got," Hellyer said.
"And it's not going to change until hundreds of thousands of people band together and say look 'you've got to come clean, tell us what is going on, and change your priorities to save the world for further generations instead of blowing it on wars.'
It's not the first time that Hellyer has given weight to a conspiracy theory. The former defence minister has also claimed that there are several species of aliens currently residing on Earth and that world leaders are doing all that they can to keep this a secret from us.
According to Hellyer, aliens have developed a "free clean energy source" that has the potential to reverse climate change.
"I learned way back that the US in cooperation with visitors from other planets had developed an exotic form of energy that would allow us to make the change from fossil fuels to exotic, clean energy within the 10-year deadline that I think we actually have.
"But nothing is being done about it.
"So this is not a good state of the world we’ve got.
“Certainly they are more advanced in agriculture and medicine and many other areas and if that’s true why aren’t we cooperating with them to build a better world.”
However, despite many people also believing that there are aliens on Earth, once again, there are no hard facts to prove this. On top of this, sceptics argue that if there were an endless, free power supply available, business tycoons would have developed ways to monetise it and make some serious cash from it.
Still, while it's hard to believe some of the claims that theorists claim regarding the Illuminati, it's easy to buy into the claims that there is some form canoodling done by world leaders behind the scenes.
You never know though, maybe the world is being run by a big alien lizard.