Everyone panics whenever Illuminati is mentioned. While the preposterous idea of an elite ruling class is quite imaginative as it has the possibility of reality, it has helped change the world to value individualism further.
But instead of controlling the world, these three societies ended up helping shape it to become better.
E Clampus Vitus
E Clampus Vitus a fraternity with origins during the American Gold Rush, is actually a secret society that is not quite secret.
It was intended to make fun of the Mason Fraternities and miner fraternities during the time.
It was intended to be humorous as they employed rip-off initiation ceremonies. Their name is not real Latin and they are still active today, trying to make fun of secret societies.
Africa had its own secret society which wasn’t uncovered until recently. Mau Mau was a Kenyan nationalist society intending to spread the belief of magic and its role in any African’s daily life. However, due to their brutal rituals and violence, it had started an uprising in the African region where Mau Mau dominated.
But its motives against the British colonists were also clear. It challenged the perceived cruelty of British colonialism and the exploitation they have caused the African society in general.
While more of a wartime society than a secret one, their activities were still kept in the shadows and no normal Frenchman knows their operations.
Built by French people to oppose the Germans during the time of the Nazi invasion, the Resistance was a secret society that spread underground newspapers and broadcast anti-German radio programs.
The 100,000 strong personnel of the group helped the allies’ covert operatives fulfil their missions with relative efficiency.