Philip Dru – FLNWO #23

by | Jan 20, 2015 | Film, Literature & The New World Order | 11 comments

Richard Grove of and joins us on this month’s edition of Film, Literature and the New World Order to discuss “Philip Dru: Administrator” by Edward Mandell House. We examine the man behind the work and how the novel presages House’s time as the power behind the throne of the Wilson presidency.

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Last month’s episode and comments: Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”

Next month: Narcissus and Goldmund by Herman Hesse


  1. I can’t imagine two better people to discuss this book. I have some minor points that James and Richard didn’t mention.

    I don’t believe you mentioned the quote from Mazzini (1805-72) at the beginning of the book. Mazzini was an early promoter of a united Europe. I wonder what House had to say about Mazzini in his private papers. I suppose that quoting Mazzini was a little more subtle that quoting Machiavelli.

    At first, I thought that an underlying theme would be “The South shall rise again!”, what with Dru’s Southern origins, a reference to “imperial Texas” and later starting a second civil war. After the civil war depicted in the book, however, House interpolated the accepted American attitude towards the 1861-65 civil war into the text.

    House provided Dru with some parallels with Jesus Christ. In addition to the more obvious ones, such as the chapter entitled “The Prophet of a New Day”, Dru wanders in the desert, lives a life of sexual abstinence until the end, and chooses 12 disciples, er, advisors to head various departments, and give advice. Not a doubting Thomas or a denying Peter in the bunch, though!

    I wonder if the 1933 cabal of plutocrats who tried to overthrow FDR and install General Smedley Butler as a puppet administrator was inspired by this book?

    • Mazzini was an operative of the Brit foreign office, and the M in MAFIA, a British creation named acronymically from five leading individuals and families. Webster Tarpley is essential reading on the Italian connections, especially Against Oligarchy at
      Yes, yes I know he’s a FDR tragic and New Deal ideologue but an outstanding researcher nonetheless, especially on NATO terrorism networks, Euro commercial imperialism and its origins in the Venetian system and (17th cent.) transfer to Amsterdam and London. (also on the painstaking diplomacy and assassination preparations for WWI).

  2. From Small World Report: I was employed by the CRI&SP railroad that jointly ran the Trinity and Brazos Valley Railway with C&S parent Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad. 1973-1980 with the Rock and the BNSF (FWD) 1980-2008.

    ( Edward Mandell House, being one of the founders of the TBV),

    Seven degrees of separation?

  3. Why Narcissus and Goldmund? Having just re-read it, I am truly stumped as to why James selected this modern classic for FLNWO. Perhaps merely to atone for Philip Dru? That would be reason enough. I can’t wait to find out.

  4. some great info here Steve, thanks.
    The top German military brain of WWI, Max Hoffmann, defined Wilson as an imbecile. Probably not too wide of the mark.
    The US wasnt really taken back by the Brits, looks more like a merger at the top, apparently initially via the Pilgrims organization set up in 1897. Then the US embarks immediately on its imperial course, breaking international law to steal Spanish colonies (with the first false flag attack on its own servicemen in Havana harbour), getting green light for Panama canal, invading Hawaii, etc., all in a very short period of time.
    But still it took time to get all the major players on board (note Coolidge’s refusal as late as 1920s to use the US fleet in Chinese waters as ordered by London), and a huge propaganda effort to get involved in WWI in flagrant violation of entrenched and earnest public desire to keep out of European wars.

    The sun most definitely did set on the British Empire when Bismarck unified Germany and allied with Russia. WWI was the great turning point, and new dawn of evil in caps ; not only German and Russian power and traditional monetary systems (as well as their technology partnership) destroyed in one hit, but the successful intrusion of the ghastly Bolshevik regime into Russia as well — probably the most notable early example of the “special relationship” in action since it was a pretty far-fetched project, and couldn’t have succeeded without co-ordinated contributions from both sides of the Atlantic

  5. johnd.jasper. …{ the powerful men of that era who worked hard to mold their societies according to their visions regardless of what anyone wanted.}
    That must be one of the qualifying characteristics for being a psychopath, or tratior, or Judas Priest or King. Now that the Docherty and Macgregor books of 2013 Hidden History The Secret Origins of the First World War, and more recent 2017 Prolonging the Agony, we get a clearer picture ( much clearer than Caroll Quigley offers) of why and how our present circumstances ( reality) have come into existence. It should be comforting to know but in reality becomes terrorizing to face up to. So little time so much to do.

    • Its always interesting to hear Richard Grove and James Corbett discuss anything. Even the time of day or weather report. Here’s one for the French. Viva le France!

      Perfidious Albion !

      The Oxford dictionary of phrases and fables ; Perfidious Albion England or Britain considered as treacherous in international affairs, in a rendering of the French phrase ‘ La perfide Albion’ said to have been first used by the Marquees De Ximenes.1726-1817 .
      Im guessing he was speaking of the secret elite and not the general population. Who in their right mind would ever trust any one of these secret elites with anything? Much less the time of day or the weather report.
      One of the saddest events orchestrated by the secret elites of Albion has to be Gallipoli 1915. Than again all the repeats, up to the present day. That may be the saddest.
      I hope Corbett keeps repeating the message.

  6. “I’m just an incurable, paranoid conspiracy theorist. I don’t trust anyone, do I. Except Mr Corbett.”

    The hours you invested to prove your suspicions is thoroughly appreciated, MBP. The information you provided here and elsewhere regarding wrongfully sainted whistle-blowers (Snowden, Assange, Edmonds, etc) is truly stellar and leaves no doubt whatsoever in my mind that you are right to be “paranoid”.

    This work goes right up there with your other excellent and most thorough description of what a gate-keeper is (wish I could remember where that was buried, but is was your exchange with JimBob). Anyway, thank you so much for slogging through and revealing the seeds of confusion.

    • What a sad and beautiful song. How have I never heard it before?!

      We also didn’t know about the eclipse. We’re usually on top of astronomical events, but this one escaped us, so thank you again! The forecast will be clear and cold (27 Fahrenheit!), but my son is only too happy to build a campfire. It’s a plan!

  7. Thanks for all your research into Binney MBP.

    The guy clearly isn’t a MIHOP’er nor a LIHOP’er.
    Rather he appears to be a WIHDTI’er.

    That is a ‘Watched it Happen Due to Incompetence’-er

    Having said that, I don’t think we should quickly package these
    characters into the ‘mole role’ or ‘dis-info agent role’.

    There are many other possible explanations as to why big name activists
    and whistleblowers such as Binney take the position they do about 9/11.

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