Slavic Rodnovers in Russia raising an idol
(i.e. a "kumir") for George's Day (Jurjevo)
- That International Workers' Day is a cover-up for the Pagan and/or Satanistic holidays of Beltane and/or Walpurgis Night
- That Anton LaVey, the founder of the Church of Satan, is directly connected to these celebrations
- That the Illuminati (and I will directly translate what Zrinka K. said in her article) "organized the protest in Chicago and the conflict between the workers and the police on May 1, 1886" (this is a typical conspiracy theory if you ask me, and the author could have at least written the correct date of this protest which was on May 4).
The History and Meaning of Walpurgis Night
"It is widely believed that all German witches are carried, on the night of the first of May, in the shortest time imaginable, to the mountain called Blocksberg and Heinberg, in the Brusteri region, having first anointed themselves . . . . They spend the whole night in feasting and jollity, dancing with their lovers."
Why Walpurgis Night and Beltane Are Not Satanistic Celebrations
"On this occasion [for Beltane], fires were lit and games and dances were held at the base of a pole around which colorful ribbons were tied. This pole represented the male reproductive organ. In these ritualistic games, there is mention of ancient demonic gods such as Vaal, the Green Man, Pan, Green George etc.
When they had fallen in a trance overtaken by demons, they held orgies until sunrise. As an extension of Beltane, Pagans also continued to celebrate Walpurgis Night . . . Walpurgis Night is one of the most important Satanistic holidays and often implies ritual human sacrifices to Lucifer!"
May Day as International Workers' Day
The authors of both of the articles claim that the "Illuminati . . . using their great influence in America, organized the workers' demonstration and their confrontation with the police in Chicago, on May 1 1886" (as I have mentioned, this did not happen on May 1, but on May 4 of the same year). This is just another conspiracy theory. Of course, I cannot forbid anyone to believe in it, but I have to emphasize that the authors to not give any proof of this theory.
Mladen Prenc says the following (freely translated from Croatian):
"The roots of this theory can be found in the life of Adam Weishaupt, a Roman Catholic priest, Jesuit and professor of Canon law at the University of Ingolstadt, who was born on May 1, 1748..."Adam Weishaupt is known to be the founder of the Illuminati. First of all, he was not born on May 1, but he did found this organization on May 1, 1776. In addition to this, he WAS NOT a Roman Catholic priest, although he was educated and raised in a Jesuit school. I believe that the authors got this information from sources in a foreign language that they did not understand all that well and simply misunderstood what was said. All in all, they are propagating disinformation or are intentionally making things up in an attempt to prove their theories.
Prenc also says that Weishaupt "strayed from the ecclesiastical path and started engaging with witchcraft and Satanism". He did not stray from the ecclesiastical path because he was not a priest and he was not occupied with either witchcraft or Satanism. Weishaupt really was a firm opponent of the Roman Catholic Church mainly because he though to be intolerant and bigoted. This caused conflicts him and Church members, but this does not imply that he practiced witchcraft or was a Satanist. In addition to this, the authors' claims that the Illuminati are a Satanistic organization is absurd.
The Illuminati were opposed to the Roman Catholic Church, but they did not worship Satan. They were not a religious group but rather a socially-political one. Their main goal was to enlighten people (hence their name; Illuminati = the enlightened) in the sense that they wished to show them that they can and should think for themselves. They were opposed to the Church because they believed it abused its power and controlled people. In addition to this, they were also against the government's abuse of its power and, among other things, they advocated equality of all people and equality of the sexes.
This theory about the Illuminati is similar to the numerous conspiracy theories which exist in connection to them and I have to admit that I did not find any proof of it whatsoever. But I believe that my task is not to find proof. This is the task of the proponents of this theory such as Zrinka K. and Mladen Prenc.
I suggest all of the readers of these and similar articles to completely disregard them because their authors just spread misinformation and use (or rather contort) those correct facts that they have to their own advantage. And just to be clear, there aren't that many correct facts in these articles. Thus, the authors do not provide the reader with a full picture and lead them to make the wrong conclusions simply by manipulating words. I sincerely hope that I have given sufficient information in this post to back my opinions as well as enough arguments to explain why I am so opposed to these articles. In case you feel that I have not given enough arguments/proof, feel free to contact me via the contact form or by leaving a comment on this post.
Until next time. Yours,