The Mystery of the Illuminati Card Game | reallygraceful

Hey internet friends. If we devoured all of the propaganda the corporate
media fed us, we’d believe any whispers of an emerging, totalitarian New World Order
originated from the drooling mouths of paranoid conspiracy theorists, who only spout these
preposterous rumors about the establishment of an all-consuming one-world government because
these conspiracy theorists are, of course, unhinged, low IQ, right-wing fundamentalist
Christians who are more than likely Russian but most definitely anti-semitic. (sarcasm implied) But what happens when the masses witness fictional
depictions of secretive “Illuminati” tricks bleeding into real life—events and agendas
once parodied through mediums like television programming or even games, played out on the
global stage for all to see? Thus far, we’ve witnessed a reactionary
divide to real-life catastrophes and their fictional foreshadowing, with this phenomena
being labeled a delivery method for sinister predictions by some, and a series of odd coincidences
by others. Well, We’re going to bridge that divide
today by covering the history of the controversial Illuminati card game, examining the background
of the gamemaker, reviewing the events depicted on the card faces, and finally, posing this
question: Are the characters, events, and agendas portrayed through the Illuminati card
game merely prophecies or a series of strange coincidences—or are we, the players, being
provided the script for reality our invisible opponent seeks to bring to fruition? This story begins with two friends,
Kerry Thornley and Gregory Hill, who founded the Discordian Society in the 1950s. The society centered on the belief in Discordianism,
a parody religion in which no Discordians take anything too seriously, but for outsiders
looking in, it appears that the core belief for Discordians is that there is no truth
in order, only in chaos. The main deity worshipped is Eris, known by
her Roman name, Discordia, the patron saint of chaotic creation, often portrayed throughout
history as delighting in the strife of war and human bloodshed, but through Discordianism,
Eris got a bit of a marketing makeover, emerging in a more lighthearted form as the trickster
archetype. Discordianism received a huge publicity boost
in the 60s, when Thornley made headlines for his 1962 manuscript, The Idle Warriors (eventually
published by IllumiNet Press), which was based on the activities of a man he’d met during
his time in the military, Lee Harvey Oswald. The script was written prior to the 1963 assassination
of President John F Kennedy, with Oswald portrayed as the lone assassin, though he claimed to
be a patsy. It’s important to note that, in response
to the theories that arose in the aftermath of the JFK assassination, the United States
Central Intelligence Agency coined the term “conspiracy theories” as part of their
documented psychological operations to discredit any rising theories to the official assassination
narrative, using common tactics like accusing theorists as being unhealthily obsessed with
their theories, or financially or politically motivated in promoting them.Thornley’s Idle
Warriors and connection to Oswald made him a key suspect in Jim Garrison’s JFK investigation,
but ultimately Garrison unofficially concluded that the Discordian Society was a CIA front
organization and that Thornley was an agent. But you know what they say, even negative
press is good press, and all this talk got Thornley on the radar of a couple of Playboy
associate editors, Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea. In later years, Thornley would accuse Robert
Anton Wilson as being his CIA handler, as well as go on to assert that Thornley and
Oswald were Manchurian candidates, also known as assassins on auto-pilot, courtesy of genetic
experiments conducted by the underground Aryan society known as Vril. But who even knows if he was being serious,
because at the heart of Discordianism is the art of the jest. At any rate, the former Playboy editors published
The Illuminatus! Trilogy in 1975, dedicating the first installment
to Discordian founders, Hill and Thornley, from whom they drew inspiration for the trilogy,
along with reader correspondence they intercepted while working at Playboy, correspondence which
they dubbed “paranoid rantings from people imagining totally baroque conspiracies.” The sci-fi trilogy follows the Illuminati
and their efforts to take over the world, basically treating every conspiracy the same,
as if they were all real and interconnected, and with this parodied treatment, both facts
and disinformation intermingle across the pages, in what would later go on to inspire
the Illuminati card game. Founded in 1980 by American game designer
Steve Jackson, Steve Jackson Games, which is headquartered in Austin, Texas, has created
numerous role-playing, strategy, and card games, as well as published several titles
including the gaming magazine entitled, Pyramid. After graduating from Rice University, serving
as an alternate delegate at the 1972 Republican convention, and working at Metagaming Concepts
as a game developer and designer, Jackson went solo, debuting his Raid on Iran board
game in 1980 The Raid on Iran gameplay navigated through
the hypothetical reality of what might’ve transpired had President Jimmy Carter’s
attempt to end the Iran Hostage crisis been successful. Though Jackson published an edition of the
Discordian Bible and focuses his branding on Illuminati-style symbolism, which–sidenote– I can
appreciate as a satirical yet fruitful marketing ploy, he’s a bit of a difficult person to
characterize when only going off of his resume, associates, and extra-circulars, making him
an enigma of sorts based on the emphasis that media coverage has placed on his games, the
success of which has overshadowed the profile of the gamemaker. But there is this one little thing…Steve
Jackson Games was raided by the United States Secret Service in 1990. A man described as a “hacker” was working
for Steve Jackson Games at the time. His name was Loyd Blankenship, a member of
the hacker group Legion of Doom, and he was assembling a tool kit for a new game called
Cyberpunk. Somewhere along the way, Blankenship distributed
a publication which contained information that was, at the time, said to be illegally
procured from telecommunications provider, BellSouth. The official story claims that government
officials believed that the publication of this information could potentially teach readers
how to hack into the emergency phone system. Thus, Steve Jackson’s offices were raided,
computers were seized, and a manuscript of the game Blankenship was working on was confiscated
under the suspicion that it was a handbook for computer crime. The case went to trial in 1993, during which
the secret service got spanked for their treatment of the case, and eventually, Jackson was awarded
a sum to cover his fees and damages. This case led to the creation of the Electronic
Frontier Foundation, with its stated purpose to promote internet civil liberties. While
Jackson won his case against the secret service, here is where the speculation begins to kick
in: Back in the day, information was intercepted by listening to phone lines. Phone hackers were able to toy with telephone
systems, meaning communications between individuals, corporations, and government officials could,
theoretically, be laid bare for a bit of eavesdropping. If we follow this line of conjecture, with
the rise of the modern internet era, that intercepted information could then be relayed
through public message boards, like the one owned and operated by Steve Jackson Games
called the Illuminati Bulletin Board System—those juicy bits of intel would need to be relayed
by subtle methods though, like cryptographic methods, so that the intended recipient got
the message and no one else. Depending on the nature of the information
relayed, that might explain why the secret service, and not the FBI, conducted the raid,
and those intercepted communications could’ve been the inspiration for what has been dubbed
the “prophetic” Illuminati card game. The role-playing card game, Illuminati: The Game
of Conspiracy, was created in the 1980s with several spinoffs and expansion packs. The objective of the game was for players
to take on the roles of shadowy puppet masters with the mission of unleashing as much chaos
on the world in order to achieve global domination, whether that be through false flag attacks
on their own people, using biological weapons on the population, manipulating the weather,
or rewriting history to suit a certain narrative. In addition to the tabletop game, a trading
card game was released in 1995, entitled Illuminati: New World Order. Though published with the
stated intention of satirizing conspiracies, much like the Illuminatus trilogy, the illustrations
on some of these New World Order cards bear a striking resemblance to events which later
transpired. The most identifiable example is the pairing
of the Terrorist Nuke card and the Pentagon card, giving a mirrored view of the Twin Towers
and Pentagon attacks of 9/11, which occurred years after the cards were released. Those who claim these illustrations are just
eerie coincidences point out that an attack on the World Trade Center occurred in 1993,
which could’ve, if we squint really hard, provided inspiration for these cards. The man featured on the And Stay Dead! card
is similar in appearance and predicament to Wikileaks’ Julian Assange, whom many believe
to be dead after Wikileaks released what was thought to be Assange’s dead man’s switch
in October of 2016 indicating his untimely death, though Wikileaks has refuted these
claims. Another unsettling pair of cards that bear
resemblance to a familiar figurehead are the Charismatic Leader and Enough is Enough cards,
with the Enough is Enough card reading, “At any time, at any place, our snipers can drop
you” which some have speculated warns of an assassination plot on the President. Other cards are just general and intriguing
enough to be applied to past or present situations, events or trends. When played together, the population control,
epidemic, and martial law cards create quite an image of the ever-present threat of a manufactured
apocalypse, especially when the Centers for Disease Control card suggests that the CDC
can either provide relief to a devastated area, or unleash biological warfare on a place
in order to destroy it. Other New World Order themes bleeding from
the cards into our reality include political correctness, censorship, death of freedom
of speech, altered food and the health crisis, and gun control. But perhaps this card, the
conspiracy theorist card, is the mightiest one in the deck when removed from fictional
gameplay and applied to real life. Right now, we are living in a time when any
real skepticism or questioning of those who seek to destroy our constitutional rights
is labeled the ramblings of a conspiracy theorist, a term coined by the CIA to silence any dissenting
voices. It’s a powerful term which others associate
with negative connotations like mental illness, due to the success of the government’s psychological
operation. So why would they put forth so much effort
in discrediting those they claim to be low IQ, mentally ill, obsessed, unhinged, paranoid
individuals? Because patterns of history pack an even more
powerful punch than a silly term: Patterns like the absence of checks and balances which
led to an empire’s demise, kings with so-called “divine rights” behaving as they pleased
at the expense of their people, and the tyrannical attempts to diffuse the criticism of a powerful
few. None of these historical examples are conspiracy
theories. They’re just conspiracies. Conspiracies which led to the creation of
the Magna Carta, the Declaration of Independence, and even the United States Constitution, established
so that there would be a system in place to keep those in power from taking advantage
of those who were not. Whether or not this Illuminati card game was
an serious effort to disclose what was to come, or a serious jest in order to turn a
profit and poke a little fun at conspiracy theorists is inconsequential. The mere act of glancing at the cards’ illustrations
forces the individual to determine if it’s all a coincidence, part of a prophecy, or if some
individuals are propped up to be torn down, if some agendas paraded as helpful are pushed
to harm, and if some towers were built to fall…Is it all part of this New World Order
script, the one we were told doesn’t exist?

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

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    Sources: (Unlinked) | Books and Games:
    The Illuminatus! Triology by Robert Anton Wilson & Robert Shea
    Principia Discordia by Gregory Hill and Kerry Thornley The Idle Warrior by Kerry Thornley
    Illuminati New World Order (I have Unlimited Edition Starter Set, copyright 1994,1995 Steve Jackson Games Incorporated)
    Also mentioned were “Illuminati”, “Raid on Iran” and “GURPS: Cyberpunk”

    “CIA Document 1035-960 played a definitive role in making the ‘conspiracy theory’ term a weapon to be wielded against almost any individual or group calling the government’s increasingly clandestine programs and activities into question.”

    A Brief History of the Illuminati BBS Thornley on the Birth of Discordianism:

    BBSCON 1994: System Operator Responsibilities

    Steve Jackson Games v. Secret Service Case Archive

    The Steve Jackson Games Raid was 20 years ago

    A Chat with Steve Jackson, Game Wizard:

    Jim Garrison Press Release:

    US Election 2016: Donald Trump's assassination predicted by creepy Illuminati card game Anton Wilson Explains Everything

    Obituary: Robert Anton Wilson

    Did the Illuminati make this RPG?

    Illuminati: Game of Conspiracy:

    Greg Hill:


    The Hacker Crackdown
    Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier

    John Marshall Law: Steve Jackson Games vs. the United States Secret Service:

    The Untold Story of the Teen Hackers Who Transformed the Early Internet

    Early Hackers’ Supersecret Spyware: Toy Whistles

  2. I have this game but my cousin has the whole original huge deck. So jealous. I have a great idea for a use of these cards… gonna make some videos with them…

  3. reallygraceful it would be interesting if you could make a video on the Las Vegas shooting… Love your work please stay safe x

  4. doesn't it seem really obvious, why make a game showing there intent? first off, it's game, so there is deniability, which is the basis off all BS legality in this world. second to teach children the mind set of simple evil, immoral intent, and everyone else to boot.

  5. Look at the Eliza card and what it says . She/it looks exactly like the AI Sophia .
    A lot of these cards can be dismissed as too general but some are more eerily specific to an actual event that came to pass

  6. it is my understanding that there are two steve jacksons that own the company. one in america and one in england.

  7. Combined Disasters (the card at 9:09) In this card we have such a clever way of indicating the Japanese tsunami of 2011. They show this famous Japanese clock…and in the foreground we see spectators wearing the Olympic colors. But looming over the spectators is the 2012 London triangle-style lights of the stadium. So we've got combined disasters in Japan around the time of 2012 being predicted by a 1995 card.

  8. 1993 — when the court slapped down the Secret Service — the turning point. Thereafter, the judiciary begins its path to corruption.

  9. I am not crazy, I am eager, optimistic, hopeful of a better world today not tomorrow, fuck where is Justice… WE MUST UNITE AND IGNITED WE ARE THE UNSTOPPABLE FORCE AGAINST THIS SHIT SHOW CHARADE, FARCE NWO KAKISTOCROCY SHITGOVERNSHITMENTSHIT!
    Perhaps all celebrities alike all low life shit useless politicians are nothing more than mk ULTRA MiNd control freaks brought on by this shit useless nwo! Left or Right don't fall off a cliff, for fucks sake, Red or Blue dont be fooled, for their only ever care is in revenue, not me and not you! This shit fuck useless nwo shit stank kakistocracy system of decrepit fugly INBRED fucks less than rat shit BLOODY bastards, is the real ISSUE! It feeds on obstruction of justice, ENABLING their agenda to divide and conquer, whilst creating order out of chaos, SO THEY CAN KEEP ON with PROPAGANDA, PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE, CONFUSING, OPPRESSING, RAPING, POISONING FOOD WATER AIR EARTH YOUTH'S MINDS, ETC. All while distorting history sacred sites truth it's self! I SAY FUCK NO! DO NOT BE DISTRACTAINED(distracted entertained and chained) to perceptions not of your own mind, BY ALL THEIR STATE OF THE art BULLSHITITERY. BTW, ALL SOCIAL MEDIA IS WEAPONRY OF THE MASS PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE, MASS SURVEILLANCE, MASS MANIPULATION KIND!

  10. Grace, I'm usually impatient with conspiracy theorists but I find you interesting. I like your research. I will listen guardedly.

  11. Im diggin that song, 'like this'. I clicked the link to cerebral pisces and went thru the whole list. Not there

  12. The Illumanato Game was from Robert Antin Wilson's 1980's Illuminati Triology

    Illumanati is a standalone card game made by Steve
    Jackson Games, inspired by the 1975 book, The Illuminatus! Trilogy, by
    Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea. The game has ominous secret
    societies competing with each other to control the world through various
    means, including legal, illegal, and even mystical

  13. The oligarchs have this "ethic" that if they tell us they're going to kill us, then somehow they are absolved of guilt in doing so. It matters little how cryptic the message is. They think of it as a sort of spiritual rule they must follow and thus gain more power in doing so. David Rockefeller is on the cover of a major magazine in the 70's talking about the newly built WTC and his watch is set to eleven minutes after nine!

  14. Who would have though, that a Frog would eventually be worshiped as god, a god named Pepe the Frog. Jeez Louis.

  15. How can I find the Like This track by Cerebral Pisces? That title's not on their soundcloud or YouTube video lists.

  16. One thing bothers me is when they make statement of there snipers can take him out at any time .and yet we dont give them the same threat of harm are since we are indivuals why has no one tryed it would be worth death taking out just one of these evil bastards.but there are so many would there be anyone that would follow the leed or is it lead hum.

  17. The unwritten law was written on paper as a mechanism to destroy the written law that was once the unwritten law. In other words our common law was applied to paper to usurp with legislation . The Constitution was written in order to rewrite for the control over the people …

  18. 5G is an "Electro Gravitic" control system for the coming false flag alien invasion!
    5=letter E=electro

  19. I find the intelligence agency penetrating cultural productions aspect fascinating, especially RA Wilson role both in playboy and the illuminates series (though I only read one of those books). It goes in line with disclosing while obfuscating, leading the counter culture while subverting any emergence of one. Very intelligence organizational minded, which is to say, a war of psyops, so only the key masters hold the cipher of discernment. It appears to be the model of the information age.

  20. I hate when people use the word "Conspiracy" to mean "uncredible conspiracy theory" Just like I hate people say "Google" Instead of "Web Search" These are psy opps to form association in our minds to control us.

  21. Conspiracy Theorists: This powerless and much-mocked group is prized by the Illiminati, because their wild ravings often contain useful ideas!
    "Let me explain this sneaky and devious plan I figured out, which explains how they're screwing us all over…"
    "Oooooooooh! Sounds interesting. Please continue!"

  22. In the Bible, God raised up Pharaoh only to destroy him to show His might on the objects of His mercy. Romans 9. The raising up of today's leaders only to cause their downfall and drag we the people along with them is the anti or opposite of what God's purpose was. There is no mercy on anyone involved in their scheme.

  23. I think very much like. A a conspiracy theorist and have find myself thinking , is my imagination getting the best of my sanity? Then I quickly remember I don’t have an imagination ! Just keep swimming internet friends and stay positive !

  24. "Conspiracy Theories: Why More Educated People Don't Believe Them"

    Yeah, because you educated them not to.

  25. I understand you’re almost obligated to point out similarities such as the “Enough is Enough” card (Trump being representative of the kind of POTUS Libertarians have been wanting for years) but without pointing out the 2+ year $30,000,000 Russian Lie Investigation/Soft Coup attempt against Trump- it just looks silly. Couldn’t even finish the video. If anybody really thinks Trump is “one of them” then it wouldn’t be logical for the MSM and political establishment to thrash and fight so hard to try to defame his character and then attempt to usurp Trump. Anyone who genuinely believes he’s in league with the Globalists and colonialist warmongers (no modernizing DEFENSE doesn’t count) isn’t remotely as observant or even politically literate as they think they are. If you apply the same Deconstructionist Critical Theory as Marxists you can and will find fault in everything. Use logic.

  26. I was watching your vid on Washington D.C.
    I ask: what would you suggest… Have you thought beyond the exposure…. Can we do anything…?

  27. Nice take on the Conspiracy Theorist card. Yes, many turned out to be actual Conspiracies! If people all learned what the scientific method is and why it is so essentially useful, we could push back the branches of deceit that keep many ignorant and in the perpetual dark. What a task! To reteach a bunch of old dogs some new tricks!
    Interesting video, Internet Friend:)

  28. Wow! Brilliant!! But why, (when I've been subscribed to your channel for over a year) has this not come up in my feed till now? It's so good I think they have used the censorship card on Really Graceful! YouluminatiTube

  29. It is the 'science fiction' of the socioeconomic, financial, political world et al. As such, it begs to be replicated by sociopaths to test the conspiracy 'theory'. Bit of a problem really. It's a shame there isn't a big book that counteres these devilish plans.

  30. My husband — a lifelong D&D gaming nerd — informed me that this video is BS and made by someone who clearly has not played this card game. It's just a game, he says, nothing to see here, moving right along….

  31. We need our own world order, I've seen enough to know that everyone should man the fuck up and learn as much as possible and how to survive. It's essential. We need change, worldwide. I don't condone genocide, but definitely death penalty. We could seriously weed out every pos pedophiliac, murderer, rapist, etc.etc…. fuck living in a prison for free, for life. Such a stupid idea. There's people that will do the jobs needed done. We're all born and raised with special abilities and the elite would rather you believe you're insignificant!! We are ALL UNIQUE!! That's how an advanced civilization works, with common sense and correctly, weighed out situations. I don't want to use their words. They're all just more propaganda. The further we all mentally push ourselves from this system of control, the better the outcome. No violence needed, other than euthanizing evil, accordingly. Their "justice system" doesn't work at all. It's flawed on way too many levels. We need to fire everyone and let the actual People decide!! We outnumber them and most of them are us, without realizing it. However, we can still use them for this spiritual battle. The idiots will kill themselves off and we'll have to create order, but from the community. True leaders are needed. Money doesn't mean shit. Barter or trade, work. There's ways to survive as a whole, without all the oil, drugs, trafficking, etc.

    We need to heal our sick and homeless, etc. There's actually really important shit to do. But they are all squabbling over money, power and blood. They don't let us focus as a collective. It's never been tried on a mass scale. Our society will evolve because, the old ways of thinking are phasing out. We are awakening. So many people prophesized that there would be a huge shift in consciousness and I believe that being awake to all this b***** is what that IS.

  32. While I enjoy these videos and this subject matter, there is a massive level of naivety and hubris associated with it. To think that you are smarter than these people enough to pick up on what they are trying to hide smacks of hubris. And to think for a second that you are right about any of it and have not been silenced by them yet betrays your naivety. I mean, think about it: do you REALLY want to be right about the Illuminati? What kind of target do you think that would put on your back.

  33. Every time I hear George H. W. Bush say "a new world order", the song of the same name by Ministry plays in my head.

  34. Really good information again as always poetically put , but I’m always mesmerised by how beautiful you are in that picture 😂😂❤️❤️👍🏻

  35. I also treat all conspiracy theories as real and connected, except for the Mandela effect. That's just stupid.

  36. Check out a really weird novel called "Seahorse" by Graham Petrie, about a card game where real events are manifested on the cards.

  37. For some reason I think God requires Satan to reveal his bad deeds b4 they take place…i have no idea why.

  38. I think Oliver Stone went to Yale at same time as bush Jr.And movie JFK never mentions bush a possible suspect..Jim Marrs also did a book on JFK assassination and never mentions Bush sr as a possible coconspirator.

  39. Isn't it strange all these things came true and look at the raid on Iran game there pursuing this now scumazing great video god bless us all


  41. when Donald trump was first running to be president the BBC in UK showed the enough is enough card with the presenter saying that it's was a msg to trump

  42. Hello Miss Reallygraceful, I am truely impressed by the quality of your video's Bless you for all the great work you are doing ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
    Your uploads are very inspiring, you have a very pleasant voice to listen to, and the editing is really top notch!
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  43. one time is a coincidence maybe but when there's more then that's not a coincidence but planned .
    even coincidences can only go so far ?

  44. i am living catjugglers card in real life.its like the omen movie.all illuminati attacks.its like deep state against me with all witches involved.this cat-dog poop master spreads cancer with toxoplasmosis,seems like they control flies too.its 2 demons involved here.ashtarroth and baal.other demons is in use too.i have seen many cards in real,specially gov-and law

  45. It's no coincidence that there's 23 card, the Tarot deck has 22 but it's always been rumored that there's one missing, hence 23,

  46. Jewish bankers are responsible for all this garbage.the rothchilds etc.they almost destroyed the Christian society in almost all western countries by free masonry and illuminati dramas.they made the churches, the preachers and the holy Bible totally worthless and now they are doing the same in Muslim countries.

  47. The Fast Food chains card. The flavor text says "Would you like fries with that?" Twice. Then it follows with "Order the fries earthling!"

  48. The truth is in the cards , creepy but history shows your thought provoking presentation, thanks again for ,,another interesting video about the powers that be ,,The Lord Jesus Christ warned who is the god of this Luciferian world ,,,for now!

  49. Very well putted together, this video expose part of our reality people in general have no clue of what is going on but the game is on and the cabal is loosing, a new age already has begun and those who are aware have front seats for the biggest event in human history

  50. Thanks ReallyGraceful! We love you and your open minded, truthful videos! Thanks for everything, hope everything goes and remains well for you! Looking forward to your awesome future videos! Also thank you for all of your past videos, as well as this one!

  51. I believe that these cards are that of a game of predictive programming. It's like their playbook for their NWO and we are the pawns.

  52. I think that Steve Jackson just thought of everything when going into that game. Does he have an agenda? Possibly, but if so its to make great games for a different kind of people. His games arent for everyone. This was the best way to look at this game. What about the mask for Guy Fawkes. From V for Vendetta. I think its funny when Christians wear it not knowing that its the mask of the devil. When asked in the comics who he was, he recites Symphony of the Devil. The creator of the comic even admits he is the devil.

  53. Hey Grace, I believe that the NWO card (Combined Disasters) is about the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Because the Wako tower and the olympic colors on the shirts of the panic people running for safety has me convinced that it is.

  54. Excellent video. We are dealing with a spiritual battle here, and Jesus Christ is the only Way, Truth, and the Life. 😇🙏🏼💖 God Bless and keep shining more light in the darkness!

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