This IS The Center Of The Web: Meet The Pilgrim Society

(Author’s Note: The law firms and world governments are checking in from time to time to see what’s new here at the Monster….surprise…is not the Internet a wonderful thang?)

The more I dig, the more I find.  My readers already know the cast of characters, or as I like to call them; America’s Aristocracy, and I am sure we will be running across more as we start to investigate the power elite.

Remember when I said that the Bilderberg Group was a red herring?

From Wikipedia:

The Pilgrims Society, founded in 1902, is a British-American society established, in the words of American past-president Joseph Choate, ‘to promote good-will, good-fellowship, and everlasting peace between the United States and Great Britain’. Over the years it has boasted an elite membership of politicians, diplomats, businessmen, and writers. It is notable for holding dinners to welcome into office each successive U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom and each new British Ambassador to the United States. The patron of the society is Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Office holders, as of 2006, were:

  • President – Lord Inge
  • Chairman – Sir Robert Worcester KBE DL
  • Honorary Secretary – Mrs Tessa Wells
  • Honorary Treasurer – Ian E Barlow FCA

Seems pretty innocuous, right?  Then why do so few people know about a society that is so old and has so many wealthy, powerful, influential people in it?  And this society is not the only one.  You are not going to have to dig to see the correlations between then and now.

From Institute For The Study Of Globalization and Covert Politics:

Most people have at least vaguely heard of the “Eastern Establishment”. This is a reference to a group of people in the Northeast of the United States which to many appears to wield a disproportionate amount of influence over the nation’s politics. This influence, which goes back even further than the days of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. and J. P. Morgan, Sr. has been illustrated by the fact that a great number of individuals working in the senior positions of government have come from a number of New York-based banks, insurance companies and law firms, only to return to this group of banks and businesses after their public term came to an end. Often these individuals served in more than one administration, and together with a number of other peculiarities – think of controversial policies, suspected cover ups, ignored conflicts of interest, lack of media attention, etc. – some people have become suspicious of what at times appears to be almost like a permanent government. A 1962 newspaper column voiced these suspicions best:

“There is an establishment in the United States. The word “establishment” is a general term for the power elite in international finance, business, the professions largely from the Northeast, who wield most of the power regardless of who is in the White House.

“Most people are unaware of the existence of this “legitimate Mafia.” Yet the power of the establishment makes itself felt from the professor who seeks a foundation grant, to the candidate for a cabinet post or State Department job. It affects the nation’s policies in almost every area.

“For example, the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City, subsidized by Rockefeller interests since 1927 boasts a membership of at least 90 per cent establishment figures.” It is a social elite centered around a number of universities, a group of banks, insurance companies and law firms, and a group of influential, privately-funded foundations and think tanks.

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  • It is a social elite centered around a number of universities, a group of banks, insurance companies and law firms, and a group of influential, privately-funded foundations and think tanks.
  • It is centered in and around New York, even though at any moment a large portion of this group is active within the government and non-government institutions in Washington.
  • There is a close relationship with the British aristocracy and the British royal family via diplomatic officials, individual contacts, and private clubs.
  • The dominant religion is Protestant, in particular the Episcopal (Anglican) and Presbyterian churches.British branches of Freemasonry and Templar orders are popular.
  • This is the group behind the globalization process and members are generally great supporters of the United Nations and the sustainable development movement.
  • Catholic and especially Zionist interests are not very much appreciated.

You probably heard of some of these points before and you may or may not agree with them. So how can we prove to you that this list is true? To do that we need to begin our discussion on the Pilgrims Society.

Pilgrims history
At the turn of 20th century a number of influential persons were interested in bringing the establishments of the United States and Great Britain closer together. The St. George’s

Official Pilgrims logo. “Hic et Ubique” means “here and everywhere”, apparently a reference to the idea that the United States and Great Britain should stand together side by side everywhere. The eagle represents the United States; the lion Great Britain.

Society in New York, the American Society in London, and the growing network of Anglo-American League branches in England (founded by a good number of later Pilgrims Society members), were seen as inadequate, so the idea arose to form a new, elitist society with branches in both London and New York. This became the Pilgrims Society, which organized regular meetings in such prestigious hotels as the Victoria, the Waldorf Astoria, the Carlton Ritz, and the Savoy.The idea of setting up what ultimately became the Pilgrims Society was first discussed by a number of Americans working in London. One of them was Lindsay Russell, a well-connected lawyer from New York, who regularly visited London in these days to set up his law firm Alexander and Colby. It was Russell who got together with General Joseph Wheeler (on a visit in London), General Lord Roberts, and Sir Harry Brittain. Together they organized the original meeting of the Pilgrims of Great
Britain at the Carlton Hotel on July 11, 1902. The meeting was a success and two weeks later Lord Roberts was elected president of the Pilgrims; Lord Grenfell and Admiral Hedworth Lambton became vice presidents. Two other vice presidents were Americans: Senator Chauncey M. Depew (Yale Skull & Bones 1856; lawyer to Cornelius Vanderbilt; member of J.P. Morgan’s elite Corsair Club, together with William Rockefeller) and General Joseph Wheeler. Sir Harry Brittain became secretary and the Archdeacon of London, William MacDonald Sinclair, was elected chairman of the executive committee [2].

At the July 11 meeting the attendants also discussed their plans of setting up a branch in New York. Lindsay Russell and Chauncey Depew went back to the United States and approached such men as Bishop of New York Henry Codman Potter, J. P. Morgan, Sr., and former U.S. President Grover Cleveland (a good friend of the Morgan family and employed by them since at least the 1880s). Under the leadership of Bishop Potter, the Pilgrims of the United States organized their first formal diner on February 4, 1903. The two societies have been organizing meetings ever since [3].

The Pilgrims network
Over the years more and more influential persons joined the Pilgrims Society, including virtually all the well known bankers, robber barons and their associates. Going through membership lists of the Pilgrims of the United States you’ll find the following families:

Astor Duke Mellon Stillman
Aldrich (Copeland) Du Pont Meyer Vanderbilt
Belmont Gould Morgan Warburg
Baker Harkness Peabody Watson
Carnegie Harriman Pyne Whitney
Dillon Lamont Reynolds *
Dodge Lodge Rockefeller *
Drexel Loeb Schiff *

Within the ranks of the British Pilgrims one comes across a great many Barons, Viscounts, Earls, Marquisses, and Dukes. Members of the British royal family have been patrons of the Pilgrims Society since its inception and regularly attend meetings. Here also well known banking families as Baring, Hambro, Harcourt, Keswick, Rothschild, Kleinwort, Loeb, and Warburg can be found, just as the heads of Barclays and the British managers of U.S. banks as Chase Manhattan and J. P. Morgan.

At the moment of this writing the membership list compiled by PEHI contains 1496 names, the vast majority of them from the United States (rough estimate: about 82% or 1227). Analyzing the biographies of these members doesn’t just show that the Pilgrims are part of the WASP elite – they are the WASP elite. The following banks, law firms, and insurance companies have been headed by Pilgrims Society members – usually for generations:

Banks

American Securities Corp. Federal Reserve Kidder, Peabody and Co. Morgan Joseph & Co. Inc.
Banker’s Trust Fidelity International Trust Kleinwort Benson New York Savings Bank
Bank of England Fifth Avenue Bank Kuhn, Loeb & Co. N.M. Rothschild & Sons
Barclays Bank First Boston Corporation Lazard Oppenheimer & Co.
Barings Bank First National Bank Lehman Brothers Paine, Webber
Blackstone Group US/UK Fourth Nat. Bank of N.Y. Loeb, Rhoades & Co. Rockefeller Center, Inc.
Bowery Savings Bank Goldman Sachs Manufacturers Hanover Rockefeller Family & Ass.
Brown Brothers Harriman Gotham National Bank Marine Midland Salomon Brothers
Bullock Fund Hambro Mellon Bank S.G. Warburg
Chase National Bank Harriman National Bank J. P. Morgan & Co. Shearson Loeb Rhoades
Chase Manhattan US/UK International Banking Corp. J. P. Morgan Chase U.S. Trust Corp. of N.Y.
Chemical Bank Irving Trust Morgan Grenfell (UK) *
Citibank J. G. White & Co. Morgan Guaranty Trust *
Drexel & Co. J. Henry Schroder & Co. Morgan Stanley *

How many of these banks have we bailed out?  How many of these law firm names do you recognize as being visitors to this site?  What about AIG and all it’s backers in Congress?

Law firms and insurance companies

Breed, Abbott & Morgan
Carter, Ledyard & Milburn
Coudert Brothers
Cravath, Swaine & Moore
Davis, Polk & Wardwell
Debevoise & Plimpton
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
Herbert Oppenheimer Nathan & Vandyk
Shearman & Sterling
Sullivan & Cromwell
Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam & Roberts
AIG
Equitable Life Assurance Society
Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.
Mutual Life Insurance Life Insurance Co.
Lloyds of London
Royal Globe Insurance Group

Other businesses

Chrysler Forbes * ICI R.J. Reynolds
Corning Glass Works General Electric Int. Nickel Co. of Canada Rio Tinto
De Beers (Anglo-Am Corp) General Motors Jardine Matheson U.S. Steel
Dodge IBM Phelps-Dodge W.R. Grace & Co.
* other media companies not mentioned here

Looking at these tables, it is clear that the major banks of New York and London have been very prominent in the Pilgrims Society, closely followed by a group of influential law firms and insurance companies. A number of corporations have also had a considerable presence in the Pilgrims, comparable to some of the law firms and smaller banks. The most prominent of these might well be IBM, of the Watson family – but the founders and owners of Chrysler, Dodge, Jardine Matheson, W.R. Grace & Co., Reynolds, Corning Glass, and Forbes have all been Pilgrims. A vast range of other corporations have been represented by Pilgrims, but do not appear to have been part of the core of the Anglo-American establishment.

Tomorrow we will get into the media end of the web and you will see all the usual suspects.  If you cannot wait, go to the link to the Institute and read on.

For those of you looking for another source, see Charles Savoie below.  One can toggle the full screen on the upper right hand corner.

Meet the World Money Power by Charles Savoie

9 Responses to This IS The Center Of The Web: Meet The Pilgrim Society

  1. Diamond, for this one I won’t comment off the top of my head. It’s too important. I need to get my thoughts together and then come back I want to read the full content of Charles Savoie’s article also.

  2. Lee, I understand. I started to dig and realized that it will take years to get through all the threads, that is why I put this up today…we all need to start digging on it. The Savoie article is good, I only got half way through it though…94 pages.

    A small tight-knit group that is running the world and I do not think Soros is anywhere in there.

  3. Diamond, I think you’re right. This IS a small tight knit group that is running the world, and I’m afraid George Soros, even with all his ego and wealth, is just another puppet on a string. And I’m still convinced that those slick weazels that got to Woodrow Wilson were ancestors to some of the present bunch of thieves. Read the names of the bunch that conspired on Jekyl’s Island and compare. That’s what I’m going to do.

    Remember that good old Colonel House was from England and President Wilson considered him his alter ego.

    Colonel House’s father made millions supplying the South with war materials and other goods from England during the Civil War. We’ve been manipulated and used for centuries and every time some thinking person tried to point it out they were labeled deranged.

    If this post doesn’t open a lot of eyes, nothing will.

    It is indeed a spider web that is constantly expanding until and their green and lust for power knows no boounds.

    Back to my reading you have given us lots of food for thought.

  4. what an incredibly perverse can of worms you opened! No wonder there is such a lack of ethics and morality.
    I heard about this world of pedophiles from what I thought was a crazy man, back in 2000.
    Shine on!

  5. Diamond, lee and rene, sage thoughts all. Rene, I, too, had been told *things* which, at the time, I just blew off, chalking their source up to *a little too crazy even for me* only to learn over the last few years, that nothing could be farther from the truth. It is truly as Goebbels said: “The bigger the lie, the more people will believe it.” Which leads us to the next question: How did Herrs Hitler & Goebbels do business with this bunch? Admittedly, Prescott Bush, Joseph Kennedy and a several others did lucrative business with them…but in view of the longevity of this group, they had to have had a hand in allowing or promoting the Nazis to exist.

  6. There was a book written about this sort of thing. It had two titles if you’re searching: None dare call it Treason & None dare call it conspiracy. I can’t remember which edition came first. At the time I read it, it seemed like quite the expose’…but I’m now afraid it only scratched the surface. Diamond, I am finding that when the lists of these closed & covert organizations are cross referenced, the same names keep appearing. It is a global network, and firmly entrenched, AND evil to the core. The Beast. Lord have mercy. It is one thing to know thy enemy. Well now we know them. Quite another to deal with them. I think that Jesus Christ might be saying, “Are you going to trust me to handle this?” The way they operate, it would seem they thumb their noses at the awesome power of Christ Victorious to effect their everlasting judgement…which will come, I assure you. They all have taken to bed with the devil and thus have sealed their fate. Without Him, we have no power against them, with Him, we are invincible. Let us never forget that.

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