Origin of the term ‘The Obscuranten’ from the book ‘Proofs of a Conspiracy’ by John Robison, a professor of natural philosophy and secretary to the Royal Society of Edinburgh in the 18th century exposing the illuminati agenda that continues to present day. Here’s a quote from page 213 of the pdf:
I have already mentioned the intrigues of Count Mirabeau at the Court of Berlin, and his seditious preface and notes on the anonymous letters on the Rights of the Prussian States. He also, while at Berlin, published an Essai sur la Secte des Illuminés, one of the strangest and most impudent performances that ever appeared. He there describes
a sect existing in Germany, called the Illuminated, and says, that they are the most absurd and gross fanatics imaginable, waging war with every appearance of Reason, and maintaining the most ridiculous superstitions. He gives some account of these, and of their rituals, ceremonies, &c. as if he had seen them all. His sect is a confused mixture of Christian superstitions, Rosycrucian nonsense, and every thing that can raise contempt and hatred. But no such Society ever existed, and Mirabeau confided in his own powers of deception, in order to screen from observation those who were known to be Illuminati, and to hinder the rulers from attending to their real machinations, by means of this Ignis fatuus of his own brain. He knew perfectly that the Illuminati were of a stamp diametrically opposite; for he was illuminated by Mauvillon long before.–He gained his point in some measure, for Nicholai and others of the junto immediately adopted the whim, and called them Obscuranten, and joined with Mirabeau in placing on the list of Obscuranten several persons whom they wished to make ridiculous.
Because the english is old (late 1700s) the meanings of the book require some interpretation for modern readers. The Obscuranten referred to in the above passage could be those that swore an oath or worked with secret orders and agendas before going on to blow the whistle and publicize those very secrets. Modern day Obscuranten could be allowed to expose various facets of the New World Order agenda provided they are made to look ridiculous or worse in the process. Using deception they’d sprinkle in some fictions to throw the ruling truth seekers off the track. And the illuminate agenda continues…
Also, here are some dictionary definitions of the word ‘obscurant’ for your consideration:
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