Evidence of an Apparent Russian Conspiracy Behind the ‘Bavarian Illuminati’ and Influence on ‘Revolutionary Art’

I haven’t got time to do a real report on this important subject in conspiracy theory but I’ve been away from the desk for too long. So I will synthesize some facts. The short idea is that Catherine the Great seems to have been considered an ‘enlightened despot’ by figures like Thomas Jefferson and Voltaire, but the apparent strategic aim was not necessarily the betterment of mankind, but rather the diminishing of the power of Russia’s 18th century rivals, Britain and France. While Catherine ‘talked a good game’ on democracy and abolition, the evidence is that under her, the serfs of Russia fared much more poorly. In a similar sense, it can objectively be seen that the Bolshevik Revolution and emergence of the Soviet state did not serve man any better either. (Additional background of pertinence can be found here.)

Catherine the Great as Minerva; Jean-Pierre-Antoine Tassaert (1774). Tassaert was a court sculptor for one of Barruel’s supposed French Revolution conspirators – Frederick the Great. Both Frederick and Catherine are considered innovators in the context of intelligence and disinformation (also see: ‘The Secret World‘ by Christopher Andrew which isn’t readily indexed on Google Books but can be found as PDF online. (I have the unabridged audio book, and it is great)).
The Great Seal of the United States
The calf’s head represents the decapitated head of the French monarch in the French Revolution context
Don’t forget Madonna!