Deep state milieu
|Deep state milieu|
|Informal, clandestine to a greater or lesser degree. Organisations and venues of the deep state, created and governed by deep politicians. Like criminal syndicates, some are ephemeral, some perennial. They have varying procedures and protocols, but are generally characterised by secrecy and frequented by agents of the deep state.|
Deep state milieux are environments where deep politicians can meet and conduct deep political business. They vary in terms of secrecy from the relatively public (such as the CFR) to more secretive groups such as Le Cercle or the Club de Berne. Some have formal meetings and minutes (such as the Bilderberg), others are careful to commit as little as possible to paper - making them hard to track. The examples listed below are almost all international in nature.
“one of the tendencies of such groups is for their members to "play musical chairs", changing place frequently on the raft of names sponsoring an organization... [so] sharing a Board membership with someone does not necessarily imply intimate knowledge of the other's various activities.”
David Teacher 
Deep state milieux reflect the patriarchal Western societies from which they usually arise - they are typically full of older Caucasian men. The first Bilderberg, for example, was exclusively male. While no longer 100% male, a photo from the 2016 Cercle meeting in Washington shows a large majority of men.
In order to secure continuity of the institutions, some younger men are admitted, either on a trial basis or occasionally more permanently. Similarly, skin tone is predominantly pale rather than dark, although nowadays this may be less a reflection of institutionalised racism as much as on low social mobility and the ancestral basis of admission to such groups. Kwasi Kwarteng, for example, believed to have been chairman of Le Cercle from 2017-2018, is of African descent although his educational background is more standard for a deep state operative: Eton College, University of Cambridge, Harvard University.
As of 2019, most deep state milieux are third rail topics which commercially-controlled media has next to nothing to say about. Where the group does have a public-facing narrative, corporate media reliably promotes this. Occasional stories do get published however which are a source of information about these groups. One such was a 1997 article by The Independent which mentioned about Jonathan Aitken's dismissal as Chairman of Le Cercle.
One exception is the Bilderberg, which was the subject of intense efforts at exposure by independent online activists. It now publishes a guest list just before each meeting and is mentioned reliably in commercially-controlled media, albeit uncritically.
An illustrative 2011 piece from the BBC was entitled Bilderberg mystery: Why do people believe in cabals?. It quoted David Aaronovitch (later exposed as a member of the UK deep state's Integrity Initiative) as stating that the Bilderberg is "really an occasional supper club for the rich and powerful".
|7th floor group||17 February 2017||A set of USDOJ officials who met at the top of the US State Department to control information. Termed by the FBI a "shadow government". Ignored by corporate media. Deleted by Wikipedia.|
|American Australian Association||1948|
|Atlantik-Brücke||1952||A long established and relatively public organ of the US to control German politics.|
|BIS||17 May 1930||The central bankers' central bank - nothing to see here.|
|Bilderberg||29 May 1954||Long subject to a strong media blackout (almost never reported in newspapers before around 2010), protected by national police, the Bilderberg group holds an annual meeting of approximately 130 bankers, political & military leaders, CEOs of multinational corporations, editors and royalty. Meetings are firmly off the record, although increasingly leaky.|
|Bilderberg/Advisory Committee||1981||Enough senior Bilderbergers to fit around a single dinner table...|
|Bohemian Grove||1878||A US deep state milieu in Northern California|
|Bullingdon Club||1780||An Oxford university dining club with a habit for inebriation and subsequent property destruction. A UK equivalent of the US Skull and Bones fraternity, which has had a large number of establishment insiders as members over the years.|
|CFR||1921||A long established and relatively public organ of the US deep state.|
|Club de Berne||1971||Shadowy group of intelligence agencies of the 28 states of the European Union (EU), Norway and Switzerland.|
|Corsair Club||One of many elite dining clubs, where 12 members gathered for longstanding conversations.|
|Council on the Future of Europe||2011||A part of Nicolas Berggruen's network|
|Ditchley||1958||Another set of private meetings...|
|Ditchley/Canada||1981||The Canadian arm of Ditchley|
|French Institute of International Relations||1979||Group former by Thierry de Montbrial.|
|French-American Foundation||1976||A long established and relatively public organ of the US to control French politics.|
|Institute for Statecraft||23 November 2006||The UK MoD/FCO funded group that ran the ironically named Integrity Initiative, exposed in 2018 by 'Anonymous'.|
|Integrity Initiative||2015||"An extremely shady covert disinformation and anti-democratic deep state outfit" that was caught promoting Russophobic propaganda and later deleted its website.|
|Knights of Malta||1099 JL||The Knights of Malta are a Roman Catholic military-religious order and/or secret society of, traditionally, a military, "chivalrous" and "noble nature". It is the one of the world's oldest orders of knighthood, dating back to the 11th century. The Sovereign Military Order of Malta is headquartered in Rome, and is arguably a sovereign subject of international law.|
|Le Cercle||1952||Le Cercle is a spooky deep state milieu which was set up around the same time as the Bilderberg, but is smaller and more secretive. It is attended especially by spooks, deep politicians and editors. Members promote their hawkish agenda by otherwise subverting the democratic process, apparently brokering weapons deals and possibly setting up false flag attacks. Their warmaking is also ideological - distributing propaganda to stoke fear of communism, promoting the "war on terror" etc.|
|Le Siècle||1944||A long established elite network in the French elite|
|Milner Group/Inner Circle|
|Milner Group/Outer Circle|
|Munich Security Conference||1963||An "overlooked" annual conference on international security policy.|
|Propaganda Due||1945||1981||"A state within a state", the Masonic lodge most deeply involved in Operation Gladio, apparently used by the CIA to subvert the Italian state.|
|Safari Club||1 September 1976||1980||A 'supranational deep state' - an informal international intelligence agency formed as a result of increasing pressure to expose wrongdoing by the US intelligence agencies and a consequent decision to seek alternative, more private organisations from which to operate.|
|Skull and Bones||1832||The most elite US secret society, largely unknown until its influence was publicised by Antony Sutton, who highlighted in particular its members' apparently insatiable desire for power and their mutual loyalty in spite often of public antagonism.|
|Sullivan & Cromwell||1879||Notorious New York law firm used by the Dulles brothers.|
|The Georgetown Set||An informal group of party goers in Georgetown. Like-minded, anti-communists who were important in establishing the OPC and later the CIA.|
|The Pilgrims Society||16 July 1902||A very low profile group that has been in operation for over a century and has Elizabeth Regina as its patron. Members include ministers, diplomats, CEOs and others. Who knows what this "dining society" discusses over dinner?...|
|Trilateral Commission||July 1973||A big money think tank with members drawn from US, Japan and Europe|
|UK/Council on Foreign Relations||A dormant limited company set up in 2010 by many of the same people who set up the Integrity Initiative.|
|Weatherhead Center for International Affairs||1958|
|Document:The Secret Society That Rules The World||Article||7 November 2018||Bas Spliet||In his 1999 campaign autobiography, President George W. Bush mentioned his membership in passing: "My senior year I joined Skull and Bones, a secret society, so secret I can’t say anything more."|
|File:Rogue Agents (3rd edition, 2011, full).pdf||book||2011||David Teacher||A book about the activities of the covert European groupings responsible for the realisation of the European Union between the end of World War II and the mid 1990's.|
|File:Rogue Agents (4th edition, 2015, full).pdf||book||2014||David Teacher||A book about the activities of the covert European groupings responsible for the realisation of the European Union between the end of World War II and the mid 1990's|
|File:Rogue Agents - the Cercle and the 6I in the Private Cold War 1951 - 1991 by David Teacher (5th edn, 2017).pdf||book||2017||David Teacher||A book about the activities of the covert European groupings responsible for the realisation of the European Union between the end of World War II and the mid 1990's.|