With all the unsolved puzzles of the earth I can understand why a person might seek answers, but an imaginary secret society made just to blame our worlds problems on is just too much. Whether there was an organization known as the Illuminati we will never know, but I can assure you that today it is long gone.
The Illuminati was said to be created in Bavaria in 1776, at the time, they were made to destroy prejudice, superstition and religious influence on public life. The modern day Illuminati is trying to achieve world dominance under one government by manipulating powerful people into doing tasks to complete this function. What I do not see possible is how this could be done while still remaining out of the spotlight. Also, with the growing usage of mass world-wide communication, this may be one lonely person sitting in their parents basement corrupting the minds of civilians. In the paranoid mind, the Illuminati succeeded in their goals, and have now infiltrated every government and every aspect of society. They are responsible for every evil and every unjust act that ever occurs anywhere; the fact that absolutely no evidence of their existence only proves to make my case stronger.