I think the Illuminati exist.
I think they are very much alive and active.
I think they're ruthless.
Anyone one thing or group who gets too powerful becomes a perfectionist. Take Hitler for example, a Utopia he dreamed of. Well he was a fucked up asshole who killed millions because he didn't get into art school, but that isn't what this is about.
When something gets thrown into the limelight it has to retain good publicity. The Vatican, The Government, the Illuminati. And when something or someone gets in the way of that perfect image, they use ruthless means to eliminate that little speck messing up the window of publicity. The government does this, the illuminati does this, and ESPECIALLY the vatican does this (no offense any Catholics, but they do). Then they become intrusive. They want to know what we are doing, how we're doing it, and why we're doing it. And while they do this, they are being hypocrites (did I spell that right?) because they themselves block their own information. Cheery, huh?