The Illuminati consists of some of the wealthiest families in the world. It is reported that there are 13 families that comprise this group. They own and operate the World Bank which is the primary source of money for our planet. The World Bank is privately owned as is the Federal Reserve Bank that exists in America, by these families.
Freemasonry is one of the "secret societies" among many (not so secret at present) that practice "satanism" and, so, too, do the Illuminati.
I believe that Freemasonry serves its' purpose for the Illuminati in that the members unknowingly and/or knowningly serve as agents who have assisted the higher ups (Illuminati) in carrying out the agenda of the New World Order.
Basically, the Illuminati is like an Octopus. They are the body and the tentacles represent the various other secret societies within secret societies that reach out and infiltrate all aspects of society whether it be public or private so that the power remains with them.
Their origins are rooted in Paganism, Rosacrucian, Wicca, Witchcraft, Mysticism and date back to ancient times.
A government "CULT" is how I describe it. One that has been in existence since our country was born, and although it has been professed to us throughout history that our country was founded on the principles of freedom, we are actually not free and have been brainwashed from "cradle to grave" to believe in a reality of freedom that is fiction and has been created for us through mind control.
Those in power in America, past and present, have no allegiance to her. They have allegiance to their desire to remain in control and in power of all the natural resources that exist on the face of the planet.
Through control of money and natural resources, they control the people.
Here's a little more about the Illuminati and the Freemason:
"The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name."
Furthermore, the Lord proclaims a great feast for the Illuminati:
"And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;
That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great."
Supper! DEELICIOUS! Fresh, dead Illuminati! Come vultures, and ravens, and hawks, and eagles all! Dinner is served!