Deep state recruitment network

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Future leaders in deep state structures have to come from somewhere.

Deep state recruitment networks are structures used to propagate and maintain deep state structures. What deep state groups lack in terms of legitimacy, they must make up for in other ways. Deep state recruitment networks are one of those ways. They are onramps onto careers as deep state operatives, providing a chance not only to train up but also — to a certain extent — to evaluate and filter out those whose personal qualities make then unsuitable for admission to deep state groups.


Although the clandestine deep state structures are generally well funded, their anti-democratic purposes present them with a dilemma. How to use their money to acquire that which is beyond price — loyalty? And how to do so in such a way that minimizes risk of exposure?

For over a century, deep states have been using public-facing, formal recruitment networks. Typically, they are funded by a wealthy patron, and consist of funding given to a group of young and highly talented people for a specific period. To draw from a large pool of candidates, they must be publicly visible.


Schools and universities have an assortment of scholarships to enable the poor but talented to advance, providing a natural cover for deep state recruitment networks, which invariably have a mission statement extolling the "philanthropy" of their expansive patron.

Since these operations invite only the most promising young people, membership was traditionally worn as a badge of pride and a sign of great talent. Deep state recruitment networks have a very specific purpose and actively seek and cultivate weaknesses as well as strengths.

“In 1968, while at Oxford, ambitious, young Bill Clinton [Rhodes Scholar 1968] was recruited as a CIA asset by CIA London station chief Cord Meyer. Cord Meyer was a very significant figure in the Coup of ’63 when he ran the media cover-up, propaganda side of the coup. The Cabal was always looking to groom a next generation of members, and from the point of view of the CIA/Cabal, Clinton must have made an ideal target. He was smart, charismatic, ambitious, and he couldn’t keep his dick in his pants. That combination of traits made him very controllable.”
Mark Gorton [1]

While different networks have different procedures and criteria, essential to all such networks is the establishment of personal relationships with existing deep state operatives.


Any such public facing project will have to deal with members who are interested to apply and participate, but who are adjudging to be unsuitable for recruitment into the Deep State. There may even be those who are at least somewhat aware of the project's deeper purposes and who actively resist them. Economist Richard Werner, selected as a WEF Global Leader for Tomorrow in 2003, stated that the network was closed down and relaunched as a more format — the Young Global Leaders — because too many members started asking difficult questions of the management.[2]


Cecil Rhodes was a wealthy deep politician and member of the Milner Group's Society of the Elect, then the de facto UK deep state. On his death in 1902 he left a legacy to the University of Oxford, which funded the Rhodes Scholarships.[3] This continues to fund an annual intake of young men (and, since 1977, also women) to study there to this day.


These networks have multiplied with the rise of the SDS in the early 1980s when the CIA started performing more of its work in the open. The development of mass surveillance technology allows for closer monitoring of participants.

Accelerated career progression

Involvement in these networks can result in a preternaturally fast career progression. The leaders of these networks may explain this as a result of fruitful training, although a competing explanation is found in the "Bilderberg wind" phenomenon, whereby their selection and successful graduation in itself is what marks them for rapid promotion. If people have multiple memberships, in particular, this is a strong hint that they may be an active deep state operative.


The intense interest in the COVID-19 project raise interest in, and awareness of deep politics in general, and the WEF in particular. Scores, probably hundreds of their Global Leaders for Tomorrow and Young Global Leaders played important roles in all aspects of the event. On an initiative from Robert Malone, the Malone Institute produced a spreadsheet of all the publicly admitted members.[4]



Page nameDescription
American Council on Germany/Young LeadersDeep state recruitment network
Aspen Institute/New Voices FellowshipBill Gates-funded inattentive to groom "experts and advocates" from countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to "change public opinion and shift public policy" .
British Council/Transatlantic Network 2020A deep state recruitment network organized by the British Council
Chevening ScholarshipThe stated objective of the scheme is to build a network of friends of the UK, who will be future leaders in their countries.
Common Purpose
Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy Network
French-American Foundation/Young LeadersYoung Leaders of the French-American Foundation
Friends of Europelobby group
Georgetown Leadership SeminarAn annual gathering of hand-picked rising leaders from around the world, who are then "exposed to the Washington foreign policy-making process through direct contact with top level policy makers and experts."
German Marshall Fund/Young StrategistsThe CIA/deep state German Marshall Fund cultivating a cadre of emerging foreign policy leaders, with focus on East Asia
Harvard/International Seminardeep state recruitment network led by Henry Kissinger in the 1950s and 1960s
JASON InstituteDutch Atlanticist recruitment and networking platform for the security apparatus.
Marshall Memorial FellowshipFellowship program created by the CIA-close German Marshall Fund, mostly of powerful mid-level operatives
McCain Institute/Next Generation Leaders program
Munich Security Conference/Young LeadersThe Young Leaders cadre selected by the Munich Security Conference
Obama Foundation FellowsObama Foundation group that "supports outstanding civic innovators — leaders who are working with their communities to create transformational change and addressing some of the world’s most pressing problems."
Rhodes ScholarLinks to the 106 Rhodes Scholars listed.
Rotary International
WEF/Global Leaders for TomorrowDeep state recruitment network, 1992-2003. Reinvented in Young Global Leaders, after the system was modified to remove difficult participants.
WEF/Global ShapersThe World Economic Forum grooming a cadre of Young Leaders
WEF/Young Global LeadersWEF Selecting and grooming a leadership cadre ... "the most exclusive private social network in the world"
Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Leadership ProgrammeLeadership Programme which "cultivates the leaders of tomorrow". Founded by spooky deep state actor George Weidenfeld.
Wexner Israel FellowshipLes Wexner's Young Leaders program
World Fellows ProgramAnnual 4 month training/networking project that has run out of Yale University annually since 2002.


Related Quotations

1968 Bissell Meeting“There is no doubt that some covertly funded programs could be undertaken overtly, Mr. Bissell thought. Often activities have been initiated through CIA channels because they could be started more quickly and informally but do not inherently need to be secret. An example might be certain exchange of persons programs designed to identify potential political leaders and give them some exposure to the United States. It should be noted, however, that many such innocent programs are more effective if carried out by private auspices than if supported officially by the United States government. They do not need to be covert but if legitimate private entities such as the foundations do not initiate them, there may be no way to get them done except by covert support to "front" organizations.”
European Forum Alpbach“We want to develop many (Greta) Thunbergs on many topics.”Andreas Treichl
European Forum Alpbach
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