More historical examples include Germany, Japan, and Italy during World War II. The Illuminati always operate through "cover and deception". The public is given a cover story to explain any military operation, while only the elite know the truth.
On Marie-Hélène de Rothschild, member of the most powerful elite family in the world, held a Surrealist Ball at Château de Ferrières, one of the family’s gigantic mansions. These pop stars are not the first ones wearing horns all over the place.