The Shadow Party is the apex umbrella entity de facto ruling the United States, the European Union, and most other large international political consortiums and strategically-important nations from behind a facade of democracy and a seemingly free but actually controlled press. It furtively selects and grooms candidates and secures their appointment via propaganda and electoral fraud. Through its acquisition and/or control of old money trusts, mainstream media, alphabet-soup agencies, and tax exempt charities, it has become extremely wealthy and influential, and is well-practiced in making countervailing narratives disappear.
While largely invisible until the advent of the internet and uncontrolled information spread, the Shadow Party could previously be theorized to exist due to a black hole-like warping effect inducing incongruously lockstep ideological conformity to the socialist agenda across seemingly disparate players. An outgrowth of active measures to implement Comintern objectives, its only apparent impediment to achieving unlimited tyranny is its own perceived need to expend herculean effort maintaining the smokescreen concealing its existence. It reached the apogee of its power cultivating the Moscow Bill and Frank Marshall Davis, Jr. US Presidential administrations, and is currently (2018-) engineering a cyclical economic collapse coincident with the Trump administration, with the so-called political "right" to then be blamed for it.
The Shadow Party's current proffered scapegoat and bagman is George Soros, ostensibly acting independently as a doddering billionaire "businessman" donating millions to an intertwined constellation of front groups while incongruously declaring himself hostile to the interests of Vladimir Putin, who returns the favor, both in a facile attempt to pretend they're not joined at the hip. Sores is actually responsible for a comparatively miniscule amount of funding to overtly provocative groups (e.g., the now-defunct ACORN), all of which comprise a sort of overarching charade diverting attention from the vastly greater amount of influence and financing wielded by co-opted UN agencies, NGOs, schools, and foundations. All of these are comparatively dwarfed in turn, however, when a captured government throws its full weight behind implementation of Shadow Party objectives, for example when Obama enacted socialized health-care and the C02 boondoggle in the US.
The term "Shadow Party" is a monicker coined by David Horowitz in his descriptions of the smaller portion of the elephant he had witnessed in the United States while unaware of its true scope or longevity.
The Shadow Party is driven in pursuit of power as an end to itself. Politically socialist but capable of masquerading as any "-ism" when establishing fall-back propaganda positions, it is envious of the productive West and seeks to steal and co-opt what it can and destroy the rest out of spite. Its original ulterior mission was pro-Soviet and largely remains so; all publicly-claimed goals of Shadow Party-component functionaries are intended to service that hidden agenda.
For example, bandying charges of "Islamophobia" has a dual-use in furthering identity politics as well as attempting to instill a "hands-off" foreign-policy in the West regards the Middle East, which, when successfully implemented (as, say, under the Obama administration), leaves Russia with a free hand to do as it pleases there, with the United States under its puppet acting as a satellite. For another example, the global warming hysteria of the last quarter-century has greatly benefited Russian oil and gas exporting as a result of the European ban on fracking their own immense fuel reserves while simultaneously stymieing Western industrial productivity. A significant fraction of the environmental movement exists solely as a cover for Marxist operatives intercepting government funding and donations, and, as always, seeking to sap Western productivity.
A Fabian eugenicist mindset exists at the upper level of The Shadow Party, and is manifest in continual bait-and-switch and foot-dragging tactics regarding presumptive socialist goals of a non-white world state. It is important to consider that major players such as UN Secretary-Generals and incubated-from-conception Presidents like Frank Marshall Davis, Jr. are its employees; they are not promoted to where they are without decades-long processes of water-carrying loyalty tests, with multiple layers of contingencies in place to preclude potential defection. The Shadow Party is as equally adept at fronting leftist and racist black leaders as it is in penetrating and controlling far-right nationalist groups, resulting in a widely disparate political landscape in which every viewpoint is amply represented while the hidden agenda remains uniform no matter which movement the prospective voter gets behind.
Akin to the sunlight-loathing vampires of fictional yore, the Shadow Party can only survive by remaining hidden and concealing its ulterior objectives. To accomplish this, it expends enormous resources on continual fall-back propaganda and burying and memory-holing revelations. A strategy of continuous lying saps intellectual vitality, precludes the involvement of the most capable men, and results in organizational difficulties resultant from too many within the ranks actually believing the organization's own propaganda.
"The Cathedral", a Dark Enlightenment term invented by Curtis Yarvin, is used among some alt-right and neoreaction political movements of the 2010s to describe the Western World's alleged secular state religion. The Cathedral is claimed to be an emergent conspiracy overseen by internationally-minded social elites who follow the principles of political correctness, and whose goal is the long-term decline and replacement of traditional Western civilization.
"The Cabal" is a descriptive used by many conspiracy-theorists, particularly among those accepting the "pizzagate" thesis postulating a child-sex ring involving major political figures.