The Illuminati is real, and it's everywhere.

Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. I am the way, the truth, and the life. I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness. The devil has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies. And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul? And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find.
Jesus Christ
Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it. Fear doesn’t shut you down; it wakes you up. There is power in controlling something that can do so much damage - in controlling something, period. Valuing knowledge above all else results in a lust for power, and that leads men into dark and empty places. Those who seek peace above all else, they say, will always deceive to keep the water calm. What good is a prepared body if you have a scattered mind? I’m Divergent. And I can’t be controlled. We can’t be confined to one way of thinking, and that terrifies our leaders. It means we can’t be controlled.
Divergent

“The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We know what no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Those who control the present, control the past and those who control the past control the future. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me. Always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - for ever. Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing. Always eyes watching you and the voice enveloping you. Asleep or awake, - no escape. Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimeters inside your skull. You believe that reality is something objective, external, existing in its own right. You also believe that the nature of reality is self-evident. When you delude yourself into thinking that you see something, you assume that everyone else sees the same thing as you. Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else. Not in the individual mind, which can make mistakes, and in any case soon perishes: only in the mind of the Paty, which is collective and immortal. If both the past and the external world exist only in the mind, and if the mind itself is controllable - what then? Being in a minority, even in a minority of one, did not make you mad. There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.”
― George Orwell, 1984

“The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We know what no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Those who control the present, control the past and those who control the past control the future. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me. Always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - for ever. Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing. Always eyes watching you and the voice enveloping you. Asleep or awake, - no escape. Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimeters inside your skull. You believe that reality is something objective, external, existing in its own right. You also believe that the nature of reality is self-evident. When you delude yourself into thinking that you see something, you assume that everyone else sees the same thing as you. Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else. Not in the individual mind, which can make mistakes, and in any case soon perishes: only in the mind of the Paty, which is collective and immortal. If both the past and the external world exist only in the mind, and if the mind itself is controllable - what then? Being in a minority, even in a minority of one, did not make you mad. There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.”

― George Orwell1984

"This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill - you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes. I imagine that right now, you’re feeling a bit like Alice. Tumbling down the rabbit hole? How would you know the difference between the dream world and the real world? What is real? How do you define ‘real’? If you’re talking about what you can feel, what you can smell, what you can taste and see, then ‘real’ is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain. Let me tell you why you’re here. You’re here because you know something. What you know you can’t explain, but you feel it. You’ve felt it your entire life, that there’s something wrong with the world. You don’t know what it is, but it’s there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad. The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. You can see it when you look out your window or when you turn on your television. You can feel it when you go to work… when you go to church… when you pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth. What truth? That you are a slave. Like everyone else you were born into bondage. Into a prison that you cannot taste or see or touch. A prison for your mind. I’m trying to free your mind. But I can only show you the door. You’re the one that has to walk through it.” - The Matrix

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. As long as the mind is enslaved, the body can never be free.
Martin Luther King Jr.

"Outside the limit of our sight, feeding off us, perched on top of us, from birth to death, are our owners! Our owners! They have us. They control us! They are our masters! Wake up! They’re all about you! All around you!" - They Live