The illuminati is not being manipulated, they are controlling the manipulation. They are the leaders of the new world order. In many secret societies including the free masons, the golden circle, scottish rite, knights of malta, demolay, etc. they occupy the highest positions. Within free masonry only free masons degree 30 and above know about the true plan of the illuminati/nwo.
"There is only one kind of freedom and that's individual liberty. Our lives come from our creator and our liberty comes from our creator. It has nothing to do with government granting it." - Ron Paul