The illuminati like previously stated dissolved, though there are some groups who still use the name. The Free Masons are not conspirators, they are not assassins, or aliens, or lizard men, or people plotting to take over the world. They are simply a fraternity of men. All fraternitys have secrets, and this one is no different.
And just putting this out here, free trade hasn't failed us, we have failed free trade. No offense to any frenchman here, but France is a great example of this.