Taking the Conspiracy Genre Up a Notch With the Institute for the Study of Globalization and Covert Politics

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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.

Enjoy!

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  • http://twitter.com/alizardx A.Lizard

    Looks oversimplified, but it’s probably better than the One Big Conspiracy model and the “There Is No Such Thing As A Conspiracy” mainstream model. Perhaps the site makes more sense than the summary.

    I regard the phrase “conspiracy theory” as a shutoff switch for the minds of the uninformed, the real world equivalent of RAW’s word “fnord” as in “don’t see the fnords”.

  • http://twitter.com/alizardx A.Lizard

    Looks oversimplified, but it’s probably better than the One Big Conspiracy model and the “There Is No Such Thing As A Conspiracy” mainstream model. Perhaps the site makes more sense than the summary.

    I regard the phrase “conspiracy theory” as a shutoff switch for the minds of the uninformed, the real world equivalent of RAW’s word “fnord” as in “don’t see the fnords”.

    • Jesus Borg

      Yeah the site is huge and really in depth, so yeah,the summary is more simple than the whole huge website.

    • Jesus Borg

      Yeah the site is huge and really in depth, so yeah,the summary is more simple than the whole huge website.

      • Jesus Borg

        I like to look at it as a competing narrative, for how power operates on a global scale, and the big players are big and involved in a lot.

        what the site shows is that Following either, child abuse rings-weapons trading, money laundering, Fascist causes-leads often to the same people.

    • kowalityjesus

      I appreciate your juxtaposition of those two equally absurd worldviews.  We must remember that there is a psychological toll when the mirrors are broken and the smoke is blown away.  Thus is bred the universal deniers who just roll with the cognitive dissonance, and also the consumers of nutty conspiracy fantasies which quench the disestabilishmentarianism left over at the end of the day.

      This is an incredible resource though.  Even though I am sure it has paid disinformants creating some of the content, it has GOT to be better than Biblioteca Pleyades which is just a trip to the psych ward waiting to happen. :) 

    • kowalityjesus

      I appreciate your juxtaposition of those two equally absurd worldviews.  We must remember that there is a psychological toll when the mirrors are broken and the smoke is blown away.  Thus is bred the universal deniers who just roll with the cognitive dissonance, and also the consumers of nutty conspiracy fantasies which quench the disestabilishmentarianism left over at the end of the day.

      This is an incredible resource though.  Even though I am sure it has paid disinformants creating some of the content, it has GOT to be better than Biblioteca Pleyades which is just a trip to the psych ward waiting to happen. :) 

  • Calypso_1

    Your wikispooks link is bad.  It should be:  https://wikispooks.com/

    • Matt Staggs

      I’ll fix it. My bad. 

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    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)

    I’ve always suspected competing factions of elites
    and not a unified confederation of dunces.
    And it’s probably not that well stratified as the list

    I think the list would actually look something like this:
    0. The 145,000 people who own 90% of everything
    1. Banksters (world currency manipulators, own most governments)
    2. Military/Defense/Oil Industries
    3. Walmartian Consumerist Entertrainment Plutocrats
    4. Big Heathcare/Big Agra/Big Chemies
    5. Mafia/CIA drug & other nefarious bizmess

    The 145,000 own the Banksters.
    The Banksters ultimately own the others,
    but they need the others to make the Bankster thing work.
    And of course, without wee the sheeple
    they would have no power at all.

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    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)

    I’ve always suspected competing factions of elites
    and not a unified confederation of dunces.
    And it’s probably not that well stratified as the list

    I think the list would actually look something like this:
    0. The 145,000 people who own 90% of everything
    1. Banksters (world currency manipulators, own most governments)
    2. Military/Defense/Oil Industries
    3. Walmartian Consumerist Entertrainment Plutocrats
    4. Big Heathcare/Big Agra/Big Chemies
    5. Mafia/CIA drug & other nefarious bizmess

    The 145,000 own the Banksters.
    The Banksters ultimately own the others,
    but they need the others to make the Bankster thing work.
    And of course, without wee the sheeple
    they would have no power at all.

    • Matt Staggs

      Conspiracy theories
      as grand unified explanations are
      simplistic but useful
      sometimes for the wrong reasons
      I find your list 
      zero through five
      a more likely scenario than
      NWO, Illuminati, Reptoids
      Competing interests
      both macro and micro
      large and small
      corporations
      families
      smaller still
      closer to a fungal colony
      one yet many
      I scratch your back
      you scratch mine
      that is the 
      the way
      of the
      world

    • Matt Staggs

      Conspiracy theories
      as grand unified explanations are
      simplistic but useful
      sometimes for the wrong reasons
      I find your list 
      zero through five
      a more likely scenario than
      NWO, Illuminati, Reptoids
      Competing interests
      both macro and micro
      large and small
      corporations
      families
      smaller still
      closer to a fungal colony
      one yet many
      I scratch your back
      you scratch mine
      that is the 
      the way
      of the
      world

      • Ted Heistman

        I always enjoy your little free verse jam sessions with Buzz..

      • Ted Heistman

        I always enjoy your little free verse jam sessions with Buzz..

        • Matt Staggs

           I do too. Gets me thinking a little differently.

        • Matt Staggs

           I do too. Gets me thinking a little differently.

      • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

        but don’t forget
        it’s takes wee the sheeple to empower them

        during the Roman Republic
        the Plebs held two strikes at different times
        in order to win more power & a say in governmental affairs
        which they received

        unfortunately, now & then
        the real problem is the technology called money
        and its concomitant effects

    • Ohm51

      Yes.

      I very much prefer your thinking and classifications v wikispooks.

      I venture what props the whole edifice up is not simpy the incredible money held and the power it brings _ for both fortunes and power can eventually be spent, squandered, or lost _  it is the interest taking that is the extraction vehicle that sustains it down along the pyramid structured and ensures the continuim intergenerational hegemony.

      Interest and rent taking is the mechanism in extracting the value from whatever creative or brute labors that occur below from all sectors of the global masses _ being siphoned back to the very tip-top of the heap.

      And yes again, it is … “the problem is the technology called money
      and its concomitant effects
      I too send kudos to M Staggs below. 

      Particularly liked:

      macro and microlarge and smallcorporationsfamiliessmaller stillcloser to a fungal colony

  • http://twitter.com/jasonpaulhayes jasonpaulhayes

    Parasitic growths that must be surgically removed before they spread.

    • Calypso_1

      Before they spread? It’s a self-sustaining organism and has been for a very long time.  An in depth study in the stratagems of parasites themselves would be a far better approach for infiltration, modulation and control of this strata.

    • Calypso_1

      Before they spread? It’s a self-sustaining organism and has been for a very long time.  An in depth study in the stratagems of parasites themselves would be a far better approach for infiltration, modulation and control of this strata.

  • Whit

    It looks like we have a lot of work on our hands, don’t we?

  • Whit

    It looks like we have a lot of work on our hands, don’t we?

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