by Adam Weishaupt edited by Mike Hockney

Throughout history, the Illuminati have resisted the Old World Order: the network of elite families that have directed the course of human history since the dawn of civilization. The aim of the Power Elite has always been the same – to maintain themselves in power and privilege in perpetuity, at the expense of everyone else. In the past, they used brute force to subjugate the servile masses. Now they use something far more subtle and effective: psychological manipulation. They know what buttons to push on the ordinary man and woman. They know what makes them tick, what they want and what they fear. Armed with that information, they have the opportunity to rule forever.

Can they be stopped? Yes they can. The Movement is a new organization committed to the overthrow of the Power Elite. The Movement seeks to bring true power to the people, to smash the networks of privilege, nepotism and cronyism that strangle the opportunities of ordinary people.

Discover the philosophy, aims, strategy and tactics of the Movement. Read about Pho’, a hip hop visionary at the forefront of the Movement.

The Revolution WILL be televised. Will you feature in the historic pictures being beamed around the globe? Or will you watch from home in your comfy seat?

The Movement is a new, meritocratic, grassroots force that seeks to topple the privileged elite.

The basic income debate is featured in this book, and the Pythagorean Illuminati provide an analysis of the profound issues raised.

What is the problem with contemporary capitalism? Simple: the capitalist elite. Without them, and with a much wider and more equitable distribution of capital, capitalism could be reformed and become an authentic force for good.

We call this new and improved form of capitalism "social", "public" or "meritocratic" capitalism.

It's time to get politically engaged, to get radical, to get real, to get mad.

Do not read this book if you are a closed-minded Abrahamist, a conspiracy theorist or a member of the privileged elite. The material provided by the Pythagorean Illuminati is not for petty, cheap, narrow-minded religious fanatics, those who believe in Reptilians and those who worship Mammon.

The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 signalled the end of not just communism but also of capitalism. The removal of its dialectical Cold War enemy allowed capitalism to release the brakes and bring about an enormous transfer of wealth from the ordinary people to the privileged elite. It is estimated that the richest 400 Americans are worth as much as the 150 million poorest Americans!

These figures spell doom for capitalism. The arrogance of the super rich now rivals that of the French aristocracy in 1789. The numerous stock market crashes that have occurred since 1989 have exposed capitalism as fundamentally unstable and destroyed the claims of the capitalist elite as trusted and competent stewards of the economy. Moreover, the elite have transferred to the taxpayers the debts their financial mismanagement incurred, while retaining the excessive profits they made when they were sowing the seeds of the greatest “bust” in history.

There are two types of human being - “wolves” (aggressive, assertive dominants who are determined to get what they want) and “dogs” (timid, domesticated, submissives, continually at the mercy of the wolves). Capitalism is a wolf ideology. Christianity, Islam and Judaism are dog religions - intent on forcing you onto your knees and making you obey endless commandments. Capitalism and Christianity work perfectly together. The capitalist wolves can prey on the Christian dogs who simply “turn the other cheek.”

Democracy is another perfect vehicle for wolves. The people - the dogs - are given the illusion that they are in control, yet all democracies are just oligarchies and plutocracies. The ruling elite are never evicted by democracy. The wolves decide the political agenda and the candidates. The people merely choose which wolf will feed on them.

What is the Old World Order? What is its sinister
agenda? What is its connection to Zionism, Freemasonry and liberal capitalist
democracy? What is "The Treasury"? Is it possible to get past the gatekeepers
who control access to the top table? Are you on the side of merit or privilege?
Do you support Wall Street or Main Street?

When your computer goes haywire, you reboot it. What happens when the world goes haywire? Where’s the reboot button? Isn’t that a fundamental question? Isn’t it possible to return everything to its pristine condition? Isn’t there a mechanism for restoring the Garden of Eden, for bringing back the Golden Age of Saturn? If we can’t reset the world, doesn’t it point to a fundamental design flaw?

If a natural reboot button doesn’t exist, can’t we create one using our human reason? How would we put right all of the mistakes of the past, the myriad errors committed by those who preceded us? Even now, most people are mired in the darkness of superstition and mad beliefs.

The 9/11 “conspiracy” is the ultimate McGuffin – it’s nothing at all. There’s nothing there. It’s a red herring. Its function, though, is very real. It drives a secondary plot and an entirely different narrative. Its true purpose is to undermine the basis of government – any government, government in principle – and to “reveal” all government as a lethal threat to the people, as an eternal conspiracy.

The “Truthers” are anarcho-capitalist libertarians and supporters of Ayn Rand who want to destroy government. They are engaged in a vast and frighteningly dangerous conspiracy to replace government with enormous corporations acting according to the “market”, and outside any government control or restraint.

“I’m plotting revolution against this lie that the majority has a monopoly of the truth. What are these truths that always bring the majority rallying round? Truths so elderly they are practically senile. And when a truth is as old as that, gentlemen, you can hardly tell it from a lie.” – Dr Stockmann (in Henrik Ibsen’s play An Enemy of the People)

Contra Mundum is a handbook for all those who think there is something fundamentally wrong with the world. The ancient Gnostics claimed that the world was actually created and ruled by the Devil (the Demiurge), hence why everything is so hideous, unfair and horrific.