I am not a particular believer of the existence a single group pulling the strings of mankind whose name is referred as Illuminati (I do believe that there is a small group of people who control a very significant part of the world wealth and can heavily influence world politics). However, I noticed something quite interesting.
The original Illuminati organization was from Bavarian origin, in Germany. Now, guess who is also from Germany?
-Marcus Goldman (co-founder of Goldman Sachs, from Bavaria)
-Samuel Sachs (co-founder of Goldman Sachs, from Bavaria)
-Emanuel Lehman (co-founder of Lehman Brothers, from Bavaria)
-Mayer Amschel Rothschild (founder of Rothschild Banking Dynasty, from Frankfurt)
Well, there are other interesting things. Where is ECB located? Frankfurt, Germany. What country was responsible for establishing the bail out obligations on European Union countries (including forcing states to buy submarines and other pointless things with the bail out money)? Germany again.
The Illuminati organization was around the 18th century, and was theoretically suppressed at the end of that century, on Germany, due to persecution from the Emperor. What was the period Mr. Mayer Rothschild living? Between 18th and 19th century. What about the others? They all immigrated to United States at the second half of the 19th century, possibly at the height of the persecution against "Illuminati". In case you are wondering why they were possibly being persecuted, here is possibly why:
> In the late 18th century, reactionary conspiracy theorists, such as Scottish physicist John Robison and French Jesuit priest Augustin Barruel, began speculating that the Illuminati survived their suppression and became the masterminds behind the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror. The Illuminati were accused of being subversives who were attempting to secretly orchestrate a revolutionary wave in Europe and the rest of the world in order to spread the most radical ideas and movements of the Enlightenment — anti-clericalism, anti-monarchism, and anti-patriarchalism — and create a world noocracy and cult of reason. During the 19th century, fear of an Illuminati conspiracy was a real concern of European ruling classes, and their oppressive reactions to this unfounded fear provoked in 1848 the very revolutions they sought to prevent.
In case you do not know what happened on 1848 (American educational system tend to not teach world history well, and I believe many here might not know about that year), here is a wikipedia article. Basically, one of the greatest revolutionary waves that began in France and spread to most of Europe and parts of Latin America at the same year, yet all of them were seemingly unrelated.
Strange coincidences, huh?