Are you interested in the conspiracy genre as an alternative narrative to political events, but find yourself put off at times by the sensationalism and over-all lack of scholarship? Then you, like me, may enjoy “The Institute for the Study of Globalization and Covert Politics“. Once hosted at ispg.eu (at least until it disappeared under mysterious circumstances), a mirror of the site can now be found at WikiSpooks.com.
The site’s creator, Joël van der Reijden, described the Institute as a “surprisingly successful attempt to analyze the various elites of the western world, and to see how they interact with both each other and national governments.” I have to agree.
The site offers extremely extensive resources, with pages of footnotes and quotes from primary government sources, and detailed articles on various elite organizations like the Pilgrims Society and the 1001 Club.
In addition to offering quality scholarship, the ISGP offered what I believe to be a more credible alternative to the common claim that”everything is controlled by the Illuminati.” Site creator van der Reijden called it a “Four-establishment-model of Atlantic politics.” This theory proposes that four primary geo-political power bases are behind what we commonly classify as political theories. These are:
1. Liberal Establishment (State Department)
2. Conservative Establishment (CIA and Pentagon)
3. Vatican-Paneuropa network (Opus Dei and Knight of Malta)
4. Zionist Establishment (Israel and its worldwide communities and U.S. Lobby)
They may not all get along, but can do so when it is necessary for their mutual benefit – and our mutual loss. The situation brings to mind a line from one of my favorite poker movies, Rounders. It’s the best analogy I can come up with as to how political power works among global elites. It’s a scene where all these mutually hostile pros are at a table and these tourists sit down and even though they all hate each other they end up working together to fleece the tourists:
“These two have no idea what they’re about to walk into. Down here to have a good time, they figure, Why not give poker a try? After all, how different can it be from the home games they’ve played their whole lives? Luck. All the luck in the world isn’t gonna change things for these guys. They’re simply over-matched. We’re (the pros at the table) not playing together, but we’re not playing against each other, either. It’s like the Nature Channel. You don’t see piranhas eating each other, do you?”
–Mike from Rounders
Visit the site and see if you enjoy it as much as I do. You might learn something.