Saturday, June 8, 2013

Today's Illuminatus links!

(1) Jesse Walker posts about the same topic as yesterday's post. Somebunall will want to read Jesse's post and follow the links to the excellent Greenwald and Schneier pieces. Everyone who is an Illuminatus! fan will want to see the cartoon Jesse found to illustrate the piece.

(2) Illuminatus! opens with a quote from Ishmael Reed's novel, Mumbo Jumbo: "The history of the world is the history of the warfare between secret societies." It is on sale this month as an Amazon Kindle book for $2.99.

Hat tip, Michael Johnson for this:

The interview where RAW mentions Reed and Illuminatus and Gravity's Rainbow is the Conspiracy Digest interview #2 in Illuminati Papers:

CD: Was black writer Ishmael Reed's _Mumbo Jumbo_the inspiration for _Illuminatus!_? Could you give us your reaction to Mumbo Jumbo?

RAW: I didn't read Mumbo Jumbo until about three years after Illuminatus! was finished. The same is true of Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow. The astonishing resemblances between those three books are coincidence, or synchronicity, or Higher Intelligence (take your pick). I love everything Ishmael Reed writes, and I once sent him an official Discordian certificate making him a Pope in the Legion of Dynamic Discord. -p.44 in my olde edition


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