One motto of theirs is "Ordo ab Chao" or "order out or chaos".
First they create CHAOS, then they propose the solution, ORDER, secretly from behind the scenes to control a given situation.
It represents a world consensus of power or AXIS POWER. While there were several enlightened societies around calling themselves illuminated, it was on May 1, 1776 that Professor Weishaupt was a genius of a particular sort as far as scheming and manipulation are concerned.
He was a respected teacher at the University of Ingolstadt at the time and had many connections in education. He learned as much as he could and decided to put his own secret society together.
There were images of sacred geometry and the Washington pentagram etc., along with images from Gen ISIS, and Gene SET, and news articles relevant to the drug war, Hemp, sovereignty, and many more subjects and topics.
In 1997 Josh took the ideas public with his website freedomdomain.com, which is now, and temporarily defunct, due mostly to hacker DDOS attacks constantly, probably tracing back to government and cointelpro ops.
Most people grow up thinking that the world is very big and we believe the world exists the way it does today because this is the direction humanity has taken and chosen.