Adam Curtis has a very thought-provoking piece up on his blog about the rise of the new Illuminati – the global terrorist conspiracy. And while terrorism clearly exists; just like the evidence for the fictitious Illuminati, there is little evidence for global puppetmasters pulling the strings of terror.
Curtis carefully documents the rise of this near-religious belief in a global terrorist conspiracy by beginning back in Vietnam in the 1960s with Alexander Haig. He takes in the attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II by Mehmet Ali Agca, and traces how this became the unwitting seed of the flower that we have today, carefully nurtured along the way by various terrorist experts and governments.
As he says:
The problem with mass politics today is that we increasingly have no idea what is myth and theatre, and what is really true.