people been fearing the illumintanti in america since the days of the 1st president. the illumintati was already dead @ that point, but rumors spread here to the states & claimed that the top people were in it. Washington had to put out a statement that he was not a part of it.
the fear continues to this day, as you see people are still thinking the illuminati is trying 2 take over.
If you keep saying something people will believe. First a preacher talked about Jay Z and the grey album (although J had nothing 2 do with that mix tape), then you have other sources (the dude from mobb deep), then youtube videos started hitting the scene (since most peo have access to the internet these rumors can spread had a faster pace), then J started putting out clothes & making videos (which i think is a marketing ploy 2 keep his name out there & more money in his pockets), also the song where he says "jesus can't save you, life starts when church ends)... things like that.
i took you to the past & to the present. 100 years from now, if the US still exist, people will still be fearing the illuminati talking about a world war 4 (if a 3rd has taken place by that time).
bottom line, some people just like to live in fear. it's been centries that the illuminati was supposed to have taken over, yet nothing has happened. conspiracy theorists (sp) are waiting on it like some are for the 2nd coming of christ, while the rest of world is doing some thing constructive with their lives.