Philip Dru – FLNWO #23

01/20/201513 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


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  1. stevekelly911 says:

    Great discussion. I think the connections of Mandel House really get right to the crux of who pulls the strings of the Federal Reserve. The City of London and the merchant banking dynasties of the British Empire may have lost the US in the revolutionary War, but just over 100 years later they got it back solidly in 1913. Wilson was probably a bigger puppet than Nixon.

    Even the Vatican does its main banking in the Cayman Islands and dovetails its finances through New Jersey diocese which just happens to be where all the Mafia are … hmmm, what a coincidence. The Crown Tax Haven system is a large part of the dark pool economy where these stateless pirates hide all of their capital outside of national tax reach, and also mainly for secrecy, but they require the Crown for their survival.

    The sun most definitely never set on the British Empire, and it is much scarier now that people don’t even know that the British mercantile systems are actually the spine of the NWO system. There is a reason that the DTCC which has a monopoly on all Equities and Derivatives repository and trade in the USA, has its Derivatives branch headquartered in the City of London and not New York … so it is outside of the reach of US regulators, and dovetailed into the Crown Tax Haven and Secrecy Network.

    A good book that exposes this system and its real size and influence is ‘Treasure Islands’, by Nicholas Shaxson; it is a great book and an easy and concise read that I highly recommend.

    • Mark K. P. says:

      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

  2. David Brown says:

    Outstanding discussion, gentlemen. This is perhaps your best work to date in my opinion.

  3. Phillip says:

    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?

    • Mark K. P. says:

      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).

  4. Very interesting in deed.
    House was advisor to President Woodrow Wilson, but who advised House.
    For those interested, more information on Edward Mandell House can be found in the book “The Controversy of Zion” by Douglas Reed, chapter 29, The Ambition of Mr. House.

    Quoting from the above mentioned book, page 235.

    Mr. Wise states that (after the election) “we received warm and heartening help from Colonel House, close friend of the president … House not only made our cause the object of his very special concern but served as liaison officer between the Wilson administration and the Zionist movement.”

    “The Crontroversy of Zion”

  5. Bilejones says:

    Scott Horton, late of Antiwar Radio fame did a serious of interviews channeling Phillip Dru about a decade ago.

  6. johnd.jasper says:

    I’ve just listened to the audiobook of Phillip Dru Administrator available at LibriVox and I’m amazed that anybody ever read this book to the end. It should come with a warning to keep a sick bucket handy at all times! I’d love to think that it was intended as a spoof of the powerful men of that era who worked hard to mold their societies according to their visions regardless of what anyone else may have wanted. Yet, I suspect that this was Col House’s own vision of how the USA should be reformed if he only had the opportunity.

    Well done on producing a very interesting podcast.

    • stevekelly911 says:

      Maybe the bad literary quality was part of the agenda in putting something out there without making it popular enough to be mainstream? Or he was a pathetic author, either one is possible 😛

  7. cush350 says:

    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?

  8. Phillip says:

    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.

  9. Larry says:

    I am a bit disappointed that Richard Grove forgot to mention the best non-fiction book about (among other crucial matters) House: Rose L. Martin’s “Fabian Freeway: High Road to Socialism in the U.S.A. 1884-1966” (1966), which shows that House is not only a member of the Rhodes conspiracy, but also a Fabian socialist. The Fabians met regularly with the Rhodes imperialists, they formed a dining club for this purpose:

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