"the Illuminati, the Military-Industrial complex"

The Illuminati refers to a supposed underground conspiratorial organisation accused of secretly controlling world affairs in the modern world. The name comes from the historical Bavarian Illuminati, established in 1776. The Illuminati is a feature of numerous works in popular culture, perhaps most notably Dan Brown's 2000 novel Angels & Demons, which narrates an apparent Illuminati plot to blow up the Vatican and destroy the Catholic Church. The Military-industrial refers to the relationship between legislators, national armed forces and the industrial sector that supports them (generally in the United States).