Individual who plays an important role in a number of private institutes and think tanks. (January 2008)
MoonOfAlabama.org post (January 2017)
The Institute for the Study of Globalization and Covert Politics is a project that began in 2004 and is occasionally expanded with new articles or updates to articles. The site started out as an attempt to analyze the various establishments of the western world and to see how they interact with both each other and national governments. More and more research on various key conspiracies and the control networks surrounding them was added over the years.
ISGP has been extremely successful in making this information available in an honest, relatively easy-to-digest manner. However, over the years the site has been unsuccessful in getting the word out due to tremendous amounts of censorship from not just the mainstream media, but also all corners of the "alternative" media, and even the super-dominant Google search engine.
For a list of unique documents first published by ISGP over the years, a separate page has created. For the rest, ISGP has been a unique project for some of the following reasons. ISGP:
All articles on ISGP were written by Joël van der Reijden, with about half a dozen contributors - some of whom professional investigative journalists - who provided absolutely essential documentation.
The information has been gathered systematically since early-2004 and the first articles were ready in May 2005. The ISGP website - under the name Project for the Exposure of Hidden Institutions (PEHI) - was created in July 2005 and began to count visitors several months later, on October 1. After having reached 150,000 individual visits in May 2007, the site was transferred to www.pehi.eu.
In July 2008 the site's name changed to Institute for the Study of Globalization and Covert Politics (ISGP) to better reflect the site's serious and professional nature. Alternately ISGP can stand for Institute for the Study of Globalization and Parapolitics (ISGP), but at this point the term "parapolitics" is still too obscure. The url changed from pehi.eu to isgp.eu. At this point the site had reached just over 500,000 total page loads and 296,000 unique visitors, with a daily average of just below 300 unique visitors.
In 2008 several volunteers provided the site with membership lists of the Pilgrims and 1001 Club, more information on Le Cercle, and more perspective on information contained within the Belgian X-Dossiers. Various articles were written based on this new information.
ISGP largely went inactive after the November 2008 publication of David Teacher's book. This remained the case throughout 2009. Shorter articles were added in 2010, until the site was taken down in September of that year, mainly due to financial reasons.
From August 2012 to November 2014 many updates were made and articles written at the primary location where ISGP was backed-up: Wikispooks.com. The four-establishment model was introduced, as well as an index of private institutes and influential names. Articles appeared on the American Security Council, the OSS Society, the AFIO, Dutch and French child abuse networks, Russian elites, the non-independence of major alternative radio shows and authors, and highly stigmatized (which has a purpose) topics as the John F. Kennedy assassination and 9/11. It's the last thing I would have wanted to be associated with, but these subjects had to be discussed the proper way. In my opinion this has either not or hardly been done before.
In December 2014 ISGP was moved back to a regular url: ISGP.nl. The site was also redesigned from the ground up, vastly improving on looks from the 2005-early 2014 period and the mid to December 2014 look. Numerous major articles were also finished in the year 2014, a lot dealing with disinformation in the alternative media, most notably surrounding the huge radio show Coast to Coast AM.
In 2015 site design was further improved, the Coast to Coast AM article was hugely expanded, with also numerous updates being made to all the 9/11 material. Site improvements and 9/11 updating continued into 2016.
In early August 2016 ISGP.nl was moved to what hopefully is its final domain: ISGP-Studies.com. The main additions in 2016 - but by no means all - were articles on Alex Jones, the Pim Fortuyn assassination, crop circle disinformation, and the concept of "liberal CIA" and its network of NGOs, media outlets and action groups.
2017 saw the addition of "liberal CIA" foundations in relation to the financing of "grassroots" anti-Trump activism and pro-Third World immigration propaganda, as well as Google censorship. September saw the creation of ISGP's Center for Responsible Immigration. October saw a very lengthy article on psychedelics and elitism, which similarly is linked to the "liberal CIA" network. Earlier in the year an extensive article on the rise of ISIS was finished.
The author likes to keep track of the following data for himself, because ISGP has always been a numbers game from the start, as in "Am I going to do this right or not?" Half the hours invested means ISGP is at a certain level by the time the author is 80 instead of 40-years-old. If ISGP was done in a traditional way, meaning a social life-ruining 3 hours a day next to a tiring full-time job, ISGP would probably be around 15-20% of what it is today, and wouldn't be at the level it is today either (including unpublished projects and material) until the author would be around 180-years-old. The constant interruptions and continued mental tiredness of a full day's work and travel would guarantee tremendous slowdowns and a perpetual low quality of life.
|Total invested time:||37,000 hours||Over a 20 year period, coming to about 36 hours a week, or 5 hours a day. Considering there were some college years in this, some actual full-time work years, and some parallel projects that will be (deeper) linked to ISGP some day, and it should be clear that 14 to 16 hours a day, 7 days a week, has been the norm whenever possible.|
|Total word count:||1,600,000||Approximately, without takimg into account text from sources, membership lists and biographies, and a few outside articles/books. A paperback often has about 280 words per page, so that would be about 14 400 page books.|
|Unique visitors:||3,000,000||From January 2005 to August 2023. This has become a total joke though beginning in 2015 with the first systematic Google censorship bullying, resulting in a virtual ban from the search engine by 2016. Even before that there was a lot of censorship, but at least Google's ranking system wasn't purely based on what Google thinks it should be.|
Besides two or three exceptions, every email I have received has either been positive or didn't voice an opinion. With that, of course, we are ignoring the increase in Holocaust-denying, chemtrail-pushing trolls over the years. Following is a selection of emails and internet comments. Names are not given, except in one case, as ordinarily it's better for people to not be publicly associated with this site.
"I am currently working on a Ph.D. project which focuses on a network analysis of the informal governance of the global elite after World War II. I am a big fan of your work [and it] will save me a lot of time."
- Foreign policy expert for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Academy of Sciences in an eastern European country. Some involvement in regional NGOs. (February 2015)
"Your site just looks totally fantastic... What a load of research you've done. "
- Ph.D. documentary maker from England. (December 2014)
"I'm impressed with the scale and breadth of research you have on your site. "
- Ph.D. researcher on European business at a major Dutch university. (November 2014)
"Along with Wikileaks ... ISGP has achieved what I and my colleagues set out to do 45 years ago... Finding your website made me very happy. For many years after the break-up of [our publication], I feared that noone wanted to know or reveal the truth about the ruling classes."
- Prominent security service whistleblower and magazine founder whose clique was close to the CIA-Washington Post "Georgetown Set". (December 2017)
"I am shocked that it took me so long to stumble upon your material. ... For the longest time, Alex Jones was my gateway into the conspiracy realm. A lot of the right-leaning circles love to expose things like Bilderberg, Trilateral Commission, Council on Foreign Relations, etc., but after I read what you had to say about a lot of that on your website, it finally made sense to me why only the Eastern Establishment gets exposed."
- Master's student from Oregon. (October 2014)
"I couldn’t help reading your excellent compendium of the evidence against the NIST WTC 7 report..."
- Structural engineer Tony Szamboti, with experience at Lockheed and BAE Systems. Permission to post name. (December 2015)
"[Maybe you can] get a doctorate - it is certainly of a high enough standard, and there's plenty enough in what you've written to produce a full doctoral thesis If you fancied the idea, Prof __ [of a major university and specialized in Atlantic relations and intelligence studies] ... would seem the best choice. I'd be happy to support the idea with him if that was where you wanted to go."
- Suggested after making the new Cercle documents available. Unlikely to happen though. (November 2011)
"Things would have remained like that [a manuscript for a book unpublished] had I not recently come across the ISGP website run by Joël van der Reijden (www.isgp.eu) - as far as I can see, the only serious investigation of the Cercle Pinay since the original articles by Robin Ramsay and myself in the Lobster twenty years ago."
- An investigative journalist on the Pinay Cercle. Also a former translator at the European Union in Brussels and an international administrator in Geneva. (November 2008)
"I just discovered your site which is fascinating, and we ought to talk one day. It so happens that I have personally met some of the people you mention on your site, or their close collaborators. ... My father was known in history as probably the biggest supporter of world government ... You may not agree that what I do is a solution, but I enjoin you to ... look for one."
- Person who plays an important role in a number of private institutes and think tanks. (January 2008)
"I just last night stumbled on your site, and am still reeling from how much excellent work you have managed to bring under one roof."
- History professor at Harvard University (2006)
"Found your website .... Fabulous."
- Well known author on the United Nations and the neoliberal globalization process (2006)
"We are both impressed by your website and would love to meet you."
- Representative of a former managing director of a top Wall Street firm and Bush administration official (I declined to meet). (January 2018)
"Your own report on Le Cercle is excellent and I have begun circulating it among my colleagues."
- Writer and researcher for Executive Intelligence Review (EIR) (November 2006)
"I find your article on Le Cercle very useful and obviously the result of tremendous labor on your part."
- Another writer and researcher for Executive Intelligence Review (EIR), who wrote a well known book. (August 2007)
"Hi Joel, this is getting to be boring I know, but I just read your new Pilgrims essay and it's another triumph."
- Email from an investigator who, appropriately, used to be banker in the City of London.
"Yours was a very impressive rewrite [of the 1001 Club article] in remarkably short order. Well done."
- Journalist and documentary maker who volunteered some important information to this site. (September 2008)
"I was a bit nervous about approaching your [peak oil] article. I had developed a high opinion of your work while reading the horrific "Beyond the Dutroux Affair", but when dealing with "technical" subjects I am accustomed to seeing people make basic errors which often ruin or weaken their otherwise sensible arguments. In your case, my fears turned out to be unfounded."
- Geologist for a contractor to the oil and gas industry. Also a senior staff member who develops training programs for staff members and upcoming engineers in the area of geology and geotechnical engineering. (December 2007)
"I found this site, ISGP, quite a few years back, thanks to a link from Wikipedia, of all the sites. It was [already] at the time a very deep, very well researched and linked, annotated investigation on the secret societies that have always plagued world's politics at the top.
"I was struck and still am by never been able to find any link at all, all over the whole web, to ISGP; strange, and maybe a strong indication of the danger that site represents for quite a lot of people of power.
"But I was introducing it related to the war going on at the top of US power, also related to Trump, the hostility he's served with, hostility that does not seem to fade. ...
"Very strange that ISGP is never, or very close to never being linked, especially in the alternative media, the independent, antagonist sites, I never found any mention of it. It looks the site really scares a few people."
- MoonOfAlabama.com admin (January 2017)
"The Project for the Exposure of Hidden Institutions, based in the Netherlands, is run by a gifted researcher. I suggest you consider visiting the site which also discusses other related organizations including Le Cercle."
- Columnist at Silver Investor who is largely responsible for informing the world on the Pilgrims Society (July 2006)
"I saw your web site and find this the best on the theme on the web."
- Apparent medical doctor from eastern Europe with mid- or high level friends in local Masonry. First to bring Memphis-Misraim to my attention. (2006)
"After spending a few hours here... you may never be the same."
- Interesting internet comment from a reader
"For years I have been interested in the topics covered on ISGP. For years I have sought such a database. For years I have sought logical and comprehensive articles covering these topics. After all the searching I have done in the past, all the articles I've read, all the trash information I've sorted through, through all the half-truths and half-lies I have brushed aside, I have finally found what I had been waiting for. ISGP is not only the way forward, but the way through. Keep up the amazing work."
- One of the more poetic emails I got from Canada. All this sounds nice, but rest assured that I too have far more questions than answers. (August 2007)
"I found your site when someone linked an article you did about SAPs. Little did I know what a wealth of information you have. I've been in and out of 'conspiracy' circles since having questions re: 9/11 like you. ... Again and again I found that seeking truth just lead me to liars like [Alex] Jones. Your content on the towers is the most honest, thorough, and complete I have ever seen. It hurts my heart how very few people are aware of it all (or worse yet, how little they care). You're a true role model and honorable man."
- Email. (February 2018)
"A very interesting site I've seen is "Project For The Exposure Of Hidden Institutions". It gives a lot of interesting info, and a lot of who's who in each.. Some names I never heard of. This site is one of the most awesome on the subject I've seen yet. A must see..enjoy!!"
- Internet comment from a reader (2007)
"Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your site. Being an interested skeptic I would have to say your site stands alone in its depth of research and breadth of information."
- Email from a reader (November 2007)
"The Project for the Exposure of Hidden Institutions. It's like the big brother to this blog. The fucking motherload. The holy grail of the answer to the loaded question at the top of your screen, WHO'S REALLY PULLING THE STRINGS?... The Project has an article, well-researched like every other article on its page (and there aren’t too many–the author really goes for depth and meaning, unlike this author who rants and doesn’t always back it up ;)"
- Hilarious comments from a blogger. (August 2007)
"This stuff is incredible - read the Dutroux page… Jesus - check out the whole site ... and spread the word. This website is amazing."
- Amusing internet comment (2007)
"I have been reading Otherwyze's link she posted on Dutroux all morning and although I am terribly sick and depressed about it now it really does give an insight into how things are covered up and why... I am only half way through the article but the police investigation and mis-information resemble Madeleine's case."
- Turning mothers and housewives into conspiracy theorists--I'm definitely going to hell now. (2007)
"I was planning to do some research on Jean Monnet and Schuman at some point and mentioned it in one of my articles, I think I asked if anyone knew who they were. One of my readers sent me your link because they're both included in your writings and man oh man, what a great find you were!... I have seen some of this elitist society exposure over the years but nothing as comprehensive as your site."
- Email from a reader (February 2007)
"The Project for the Exposure of Hidden Institutions has provided one of the most thorough debunkings of Loose Change."
- A news editor at telegraph.co.uk. (as he's referring to the no-757 theories I'll take that as a compliment) (May 2006)
"Finally! ISGP.EU update.. More on the Pilgrim's Society. Fuckin awesome, been waiting for this for months.. thought it'd never came."
- Internet comment (July 2008)
"Out of the Netherlands, ISGP, formerly the PEHI - Project for the Exposure of Hidden Institutions, is an independent online project very much in keeping with my own goals. A fantastic database on some of the less well known secret societies and covert groups - the author states that there is plenty of info on the CFR, Trilaterals and Bilderberg elsewhere online, and distances himself from the wacko religious mumbo-jumbo that often comes hand in hand with any analysis of the 'Illuminati' and 'New World Order' Globalism. It also seems relatively neutral regarding the alleged intent of its subject, which is quite rare and a welcome breath of fresh air. I give this my full endorsement... enjoy :)"
- Internet comment (late 2008)
"I actually can’t say enough about the Institution for the Study of Globalization and Covert Politics (ISGP): It amazes me that Infowars hasn’t published anything by http://www.isgp.eu, the site has several leaked documents and produced original scholarly research. ... It doesn’t simply point out who the bad guys are, like Infowars does. For example, after reading some of the ISGP articles, David Rockefeller seems more or less like a front man and leader of [the] globalization [process], than someone who is working evil behind the scenes. It's enlightening opening information, so you need an open mind. ... ISGP also has connected early Conspiracy writers (people who talked about “illuminati” and “new world order”) and their connections to groups funded by intelligence agencies or connected to families who were deeply connected to intelligence or right-wing fascist groups. This is very important. ... So, take your time reading http://www.isgp.eu, because it presents a larger and deeper picture than you would get from Infowars. It goes away from the “new world order” picture, and presents something very shocking about the Anglo-American Establishment, Pan-Europa/Vatican, and Intelligence/Military-Industrial-Complex groups that are working behind the scenes. Extremely eye opening."
- Comment placed in reaction to an article linked to at Infowars.com. (August 2008)
"[Quigley's Round Table] is interesting information, but old (from the 1960’s). Check out http://www.isgp.eu for NEW information on this anglo-american establishment, particularly the pilgrims. ... It was MUCH more than the round table group."
- Infowars internet comment (August 2008)
""Institute For The Study Of Globalization And Covert Politics"....Holy Shit Mike, thanks for this link!!! I think I'm going to spend a couple of days reading through this site...Finally a "Think Tank" thats on our side!!!"
- Internet comment (March 2009)
"Anyway, as one follows pedophocracy links and trails, one heads further and further into red pill territory. It's almost enough to make you sympathise with that fellow in the Matrix who regretted taking the aforementioned. Eventually my trail led me to this, and this [ISGP], and this. To a certain extent I wonder if I should be linking to such things. Only because it's the equivalent of being thrown in the deep end. Hmm... 'deep end' doesn't quite cut it - how about 'the abyss'?"
- Blogger. (March 2009)
"Joël van der Reijden has written an article about the political impact of the Pilgrims Society that is highly respected even among us in the Republic of Letters."
- Internet comment (April 2009)
"I must admit that I am naturally skeptical of any information that I come across, but when I started to really look at these articles and follow up with more research from reliable sources, close to all of what I had read from ISGP not only became factually consistent to me but also logically coherent (in terms of what purpose each suspected group, bank, or institution really served). It's really disappointing to see a website like ISGP go offline."
- Email from reader (October 2010)
"Why would you take it down? You are providing valuable information. You want people like [----- ----] to be the only ones carrying the torch? ... Your writings have had a huge impact on my overall political worldview. You are right up there with Noam Chomsky."
- Email from reader (October 2010)
"This guy is a one man army."
- Internet comment (October 2015)