An introduction to the world we live in


Richard Moore

Below is the first part of a very long document at this URL:

The people with the endless bios
An introduction to the world we live in

[this is an old article, and would have been taken down were it not that it contains some valuable information here and there. Other articles on this site contain a lot of additional information which usually has been put in a better context]

Turns out it’s quite a challenge to write a decent introduction to the information available on this website. The issue at hand is enormously complex and a lot of work still needs to be done. We’ll give it a try anyway and discuss the history of the globalist movement, including 19th century Britain, the US, Canada, Israel, the European Union, and the opening up of both Russia and China. In the process we’ll determine the absolute core of this globalist network and provide an extensive biography with each name. Then we’ll put forth a theory that might explain why ordinary politics and the hidden globalist group go hand-in-hand without the latter being exposed by anyone on “the inside,” whatever that means. At the end we’ll take a look at who’s behind the sustainable development movement and the United Nations while discussing the rather disturbing information that was brought to light by George Hunt in the late 1980s and early 1990s. I suggest you pay attention to the fine print in this article and read the biographies provided, otherwise it will be much more difficult to see how this relatively small group of people are all closely knit together.

The basic premise of this article is that an old boys network of low-profile, privately-funded, and intelligence-ridden institutes exercise a huge amount of influence over local governments, the media, universities (science), and the policies of the multinational corporations (who fund these networks). The names of about 150 of these institutes have been listed in appendix Aand about 1400 names plus biographies, ranging from the most complete available to very basic, are available in the different membership lists. A smaller list of globalist institutes are chronologically ordered in appendix B, together with the persons who founded them and some of the connections they had. Appendix C contains the genealogies of the Rothschild, Warburg, Rockefeller, and Morgan families, which might come in handy at times. A partial Cecil bloodline is also listed there, although that one has been compiled for a different reason.

Below you can see a simplified sketch of the network that will be discussed. At this point I consider The Pilgrims, Le Cercle, and the 1001 the umbrella organizations (don’t take this to literally), because together they encompass all aspects of the globalist movement: the leadership of all the other private globalist institutes, Anglo-American business and banking, Paneuropean Catholic fanatics, multinationals worldwide, old blue blood family lines, Western and Middle-Eastern intelligence, the illegal arms trade (1), and the environmental movement. Taken together, there’s little doubt these organizations form a privatized, permanent, and transnational government which exercises a huge amount of direct and indirect influence over many parts of the world. Additionally, there’s also the question if there’s a central core within this group that might set the policies, or if there’s another, even more hidden group that really sets the agenda (largely a reference to rumors about the military-industrial complex). We just don’t know at this point.

The Pilgrims Society is the organization which consistently recruits only very elitist members of society, many with nearly endless resumes. Le Cercle, an outgrowth of the reactionary Vatican-Paneuropa network, is more mixed, and most participants are intelligence insiders. The 1001 Club recruits the most influential businessmen, often in mining and bulk shipping, from all over the world, but also some lower level WWF employees. The WWF is very tight-lipped about this club though, as you can see in the 1001 Club article on this website.

In any case, it’s abundantly clear that many roads lead to London. The Pilgrims and the 1001 have been set up and are managed by a combination of Anglophiles and radical Zionists (2). The Pilgrims Society was set up by the British aristocracy, many of them Privy Council * and Garter families **. In fact, the person who came up with the name ‘Pilgrims’ was a great grandfather of the late Princess Diana (3). The British monarch became the official head of the Pilgrims Society and members of the royal family have always attended the London meetings.

The 1001 Club was mainly created by Prince Philip and the South-African billionaire Anton Rupert. Officially the 1001 only coordinates the WWF, but many members, who represent a huge chunk of the international conservationist movement, seem more occupied with the West’s need for inexpensive natural resources.

Le Cercle was set up by interests tied to the Habsburgs and radical elements in the Vatican. Soon, an important trade representative of the City of London, Sir Peter Tennant, was attracted, and about two decades later British aristocrats, the last three of them Privy Councillors, took over leadership of Le Cercle. Its latest head is a former Rothschild banker.

* Just to clarify a bit: the Privy Council, the most senior “advisory body” to the British monarch and the highest organ within the Commonwealth (consisting of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, large chunks of southern Africa, and a few other countries in the rest of the world), largely serves a ceremonial role these days, at least in Britain itself. However, new recruits have to take the Privy Councillor’s Oath of Confidentiality in which they declare never to reveal any details of the council’s meetings to outsiders without the consent of the monarch and the other Privy Council leadership. New recruits also declare their full allegiance to the British monarch who is always present at the meetings. Privy Councillors can pass along information to each other on “Privy Council terms” to forbid the other party from giving this information to outsiders. The entire cabinet is sworn into the Privy Council, just as the three most senior officials of the Church of England and a number of judges. Any senior politician, intelligence- or military officer, or Bank of England director can be recruited if it is deemed preferable that this person attends the council’s confidential meetings. It is known that Privy Councillors get handed more documents and more information than non-members, essentially forming an inner circle within the government. The unusual and medieval aspect of this system is that membership is for life and that it seemingly places the monarch and the Church of England right in the middle of the flow of information. Because of the secrecy surrounding it details of the Privy Council system are generally unknown to the public.

** The Order of the Garter is the highest and oldest order of chivalry in England, headed by the British Monarch. It is a ceremonial Templar order above the ordinary Freemasonry system.

Where the globalist movement started

The globalist movement appears to be a continuation of the old British dream of a worldwide English-speaking empire, with allies in the Zionist movement and the modern American economic empire.

[cut out a whole section, which dealt with the Anglo-Zionist relationship. It was too simplistic.]

Quigley has described how the Round Table, with their main US ally J.P. Morgan, set up the Royal Institute of International Affairs, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Institute for Pacific Relations in the 1918-1925 period. He seems to have missed the Pilgrims Society, which was founded in London in 1902, followed by a New York chapter in 1903. This Round Table -or wider Pilgrims Society group- also established the Federal Reserve and the Rockefeller Foundation, both in 1913 (all these people can be found in the Pilgrims Society membership list). The Carnegie network, which was (and is) especially influential on the Western educational system, was also set up during this time period, starting with the Carnegie Institution of Washington in 1902, an organization for scientific discovery; the Carnegie Endowment in 1910, which became an intelligence and big business ridden geopolitical think tank for global peace; and the Carnegie Corporation of New York in 1911, which is the grant making part of the Carnegie network. Today this institute donates dozens of millions a year to all the major universities in the United States and southern Africa (16). Grants are also made to organizations like the CFR, the RIIA, the American Assembly, the UN, the American Red Cross, the Museum of Jewish Heritage, and the American Museum of Natural History. 

Andrew Carnegie, our little Hegelian Social Darwinist (literally), once born in a poor family of handloom weavers, had a very different background than most of his later associates. Around 1870 he already was a wealthy self-made man, but only after some crucial help from the London banker Junius S. Morgan (father J.P. Morgan; worked for George Peabody, who

supposedly was a Rothschild agent; after Carnegie’s joint venture in the steel industry went awry due to financial problems of his partners, Peabody finally sold his bonds to “London investors”) in 1874, he rose to became the most powerful industrialist of the US, next to J.P. Morgan. His primary associates, who inspired and guided him in the founding of the different Carnegie Institutions, were Daniel Coit Gilman (incorporated Skull & Bones into the Russell Trust 50 years earlier), Nicholas Murray Butler (head of Columbia University; major totalitarian Hegelian US educator; President of the Pilgrims Society; Bohemian Grove; associate of J.P. Morgan and Robert Cecil – 1st Viscount of Chelwood; co-founder League of Nations), and Elihu Root (Pilgrims Society; official founder CFR; close friend of Butler).

Of course, even in the early days there


Three of the men are confirmed members of the Pilgrims Society. The fourth, Gilman, will undoubtedly turn out to be another one. Especially Butler was a very close associate of the Morgans and Cecils. Update: What did I tell ye? A “Gilman, Daniel C.” appears on a 1903 Pilgrims Society list. Thanks, Dave.
existed a wider network of private clubs where society’s elite met with each other. The freemasonic lodges had been around for two centuries, just as its Celtic counterpart, the Druid groves. The annual Bohemian Grove event had become an exclusive elite gathering after news of the Cremation of Care reached the papers in Washington and New York at the turn of the 20th century. There was the Cosmos Club in Washington, and in London you had (and have) the White’s Club, the Roxburghe Club, the Other Club (since 1911) and the Grillion’s Club. At the student level you had clubs like Skull & Bones (Yale), Scroll & Key (Yale), the Porcellian Club (Harvard), Cap & Gown (Princeton), the Ivy Club (Princeton), The Apostles (Cambridge), and the Rhodes scholars (Oxford). There were many more regional clubs where members of the old aristocratic families and the newly rich interacted with each other (and as a result, outside of the clubs). This network acted as the permanent government of the time; officials only reached the White House if they had enough friends within these circles. And when these people left office again, this network made sure they got another (better paying) job. The tiny group of Round Table financiers; the Warburgs, Jacob Schiff, the Rockefellers, the Morgans, and the Rothschilds, can probably be referred to as the secret government of the time and even today we know very little about the things they discussed in the backrooms. What we do know is that they had (and have) quite an obsession with “global peace” since the early part of the 20th century (17).


During and right after WWII a lot of things changed. The United States became the most powerful nation on the planet. The United Nations, the World Bank, the IMF, and NATO were born, all set up by members of the CFR, the RIIA, and its “umbrella organization”: the Pilgrims Society (19). By this time the Morgan family had lost control of the family bank, although it was still safely in the hands of other Pilgrims Society members. The Rockefellers now certainly became the undisputed number one family of the United States. 

Following the overt institutions, their covert counterparts soon followed: the United States Council for International Business in 1945, the Mont Pelerin Society in 1947, Atlantik-Brücke in 1952, Bilderberg in 1954, followed in the 1960s and 1970s by many dozens of other low-profile (as in, not or seldom mentioned in the news or schoolbooks, so their influence on society is for the most part unknown) national and international think tanks and discussion groups. The whole globalist movement became much more professional and organized. The Atlantic Institute of International Affairs, the Pinay Circle, the Economic League, the

The Pilgrims: Uniting the Crown with corporate America. Click to enlarge.
  US-USSR Trade and Economic Council, the Trilateral Commission, and the 1001 Club are all examples of enormously influential institutes that seldom (or never) have received any serious attention in the mainstream media. Ironically, almost everyone believes that the overt organizations have brought us this globalized world we live in today, while in reality it has been the covert network that initiated the process in almost every case. 

The Pilgrims Society remained one of the most elite gatherings of British and American globalist insiders, although, as the

newspaper archives show, it started to drop off the radar screen in the early 1950s and was almost completely gone by the 1960s. Is it possible that Project Mockingbird started to achieve its intended results?

The speed at which the globalization process advanced, further increased in the 1980s and 1990s. The main focus of the globalist movement now became the European Union, where many of the later key institutions were established. Among these were the European Round Table in 1983, the Association for the Monetary Union of Europe from 1987 to 2002, the European Institute in 1987, the EU-Japan Business Roundtable in 1995, the Trans-Atlantic Business Dialogue in 1995, the Centre for European Reform in 1996, Friends of Europe in 1999, and the European Financial Services Round Table in 2001.

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