The purpose of the Illuminati is to ensure the continued survival of the human species.
Like all organisms, the human species naturally struggles against extinction. Although your countries have borders and your languages have barriers, all people in all places are members of the same biological family. All humans are pieces of a collective that keeps humanity in existence.
Although you are only a speck on the back of a grain of sand compared to the vast number of humans born and decayed over millennia, you are as important to the survival of your species as the greatest kings and queens. .
But by nature, humans are affected by instinct, emotion and imbalance.
A human will turn against one of their own species for reasons that will never matter in a thousand years, and probably not even in a hundred or ten years. While you have seen the Light in the distance and chosen to follow it – even out of mere curiosity – there are millions more whose backs are turned against its light.
The Illuminati operate various departments and programs for the benefit of everyone, everywhere, of all generations. By protecting the interests of humanity as a whole, our organization has ensured the continued dominance of the human species over all other creatures and predators on this planet.
In popular culture, a great amount of focus is placed on the Illuminati’s belief that money is not evil. Some view our encouragement of work and wealth as a promotion of selfishness – overlooking the true meaning of the Pyramid and its underlying messages that motivate our diligence. In the tenets of the Illuminati, wealth is not simply a means of personal enrichment. Instead, money is a tool that can be used to fulfill each person’s duty to the advancement of the human species.
The selfish pursuit of money is a hollow goal, but the pursuit of the goodness that money can create is one of humanity’s greatest responsibilities.
The more money a person owns, the more ability they have to positively change the lives of those who are in need. If you are poor and of good heart, and your friend’s house is burned in a fire, you will remain a good person but have no ability to help them with what they need the most. If the same house burns but you are rich, you can give your friend a place to stay and a new home because you have more than enough for yourself and anyone around you who needs it.
Money has no feeling, no voice, and no soul – its choice between good or evil is decided by those who use it.
Though it is not wrong to be poor, the celebration of poverty is rooted in selfishness. A person who is poor can save a life, but a person who is rich can build a hospital and save ten thousand. The poor can do little to help the poor, but the rich can help as many as they are able. If a person is rich, they have the opportunity to do good, but if they are poor they are unable to help anyone but themselves. Those with little can still do much. Money is merely paper and numbers that are traded for a person’s time and effort. Therefore if a person does not have money, they can instead use their time and efforts to further the advancement of humanity – positive actions that are of equal value to any charitable donations. The greater a person’s fortune, the greater their responsibility to their fellow humans. Like the Pyramid, those with the greatest power can do the greatest good for the largest number of those below them.