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Aide: Should we... advise the President?
Cigarette-Smoking Man: I work very hard to keep any President from knowing I even exist.
The X-Files, "Musings of a Cigarette-Smoking Man"

It's all about power: grabbing it, keeping it, using it... Power is our currency, our DNA, our God. We control the world. We provide the blueprint and we give the instructions. We're the people in grainy photos on grassy knolls; we're the shadowy faces in smoky backrooms and darkened boardrooms. We're right here, hiding in plain sight, buying and selling favours: blackmail, treason, deceit- these are our stock in trade. We work the magic of the drunken evenings with senators and chiefs of staff. We shake down demons, and negotiate with sorcerers. We have stocks in Hell, and compromising photos of Angels. We use any means necessary regardless of the cost, because the world is a bad place, and you can either do or get done. We're the Illuminati... and we're not done.
Illuminati Intro Video, The Secret World

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Jacob: Could this X be the work of the Illuminati?"
Bad Creepypasta (running gag starting with their reading of Blood Whistle)

I rule you, you rule me
someone rules us secretly
It's a vast conspiracy
The Illuminati Polka
The Illuminati Polka, Tom Smith
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