THE SECRET BILDERBERG GROUP MEETING: Why no coverage by mainstream media? June 12, 2011
(MONROE, WA) -- A recent Internet report caught the collective eyes of the scribes at the mighty Chronicle. It went like this:
“This weekend, dozens upon dozens of the wealthiest and most powerful people in the world will be gathering behind closed doors at a luxury hotel in Switzerland. All of the participants are sworn to secrecy and swarms of heavily armed security guards are making sure that nobody unauthorized gets in. Decisions will be made at this meeting, which will fundamentally change our future…you would think that these meetings would be something that the mainstream media would want to cover… So why doesn’t the mainstream media want to talk about the Bilderberg Group?
From June 9th to June 12th, over a hundred of the most powerful people on the planet meet in utter secrecy and will discuss the future of the world..all of the participants have been sworn not to reveal what is discussed. Yet this doesn’t interest the mainstream media at all?
Every year since 1954, the Bilderberg Group has been holding these meetings. For years, even the existence of this group was denied. On U.S. talk shows anyone that dared to suggest that the Bilderberg Group existed was mocked as a “conspiracy theorist.”
Well, not considering ourselves here at the Chronicle part of “mainstream media” (in the derogatory sense) here goes – the Chronicle does cover Bilderberg.
Remember kids, you read it here first.
Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about the secret Bilderberg Group and their secret meetings:
“The Bilderberg Group, Bilderberg conference, or Bilderberg Club is an annual, unofficial, invitation-only conference of approximately 140 guests, most of whom are people of influence in the fields of politics, banking, business, the military and news media. The names of attendees are made available to the press, but the conferences are closed to the public and the media, and no press releases are issued.
Because of its exclusivity and privacy, the Bilderberg group is frequently accused by conspiracy theorists from both extremes of the political spectrum of being an all-powerful secret society fixing the fate of the world behind closed doors.
Critics of Bilderberg conspiracy theories counter that it is nothing more than a policy discussion forum and social club which only serves as a means to brainstorm, reach consensus, and create social cohesion within the power elite of Western European and North American nations, to better promote Atlanticism and neoliberalism.
The original conference was held at the Hotel de Bilderberg, (hence the name Bilderberg) near Arnhem in the Netherlands, from 29 May to 31 May 1954. It was initiated by several people, including Polish politician Józef Retinger, concerned about the growth of anti-Americanism in Western Europe, who proposed an international conference at which leaders from European countries and the United States would be brought together with the aim of promoting Atlanticism – better understanding between the cultures of the United States and Western Europe to foster cooperation on political, economic, and defense issues…
… The guest list was to be drawn up by inviting two attendees from each nation, one of each to represent conservative and liberal points of view. Fifty delegates from 11 countries in Western Europe attended the first conference, along with 11 Americans.”
Now here is where things get a bit murky and where some may have strange feelings that maybe this group is a bit more sinister than they might have otherwise presumed.
“The success of the meeting led the organizers to arrange an annual conference. A permanent Steering Committee was established…the steering committee also maintained a register of attendee names and contact details, with the aim of creating an informal network of individuals who could call upon one another in a private capacity.”
Now couple that with this: “Historically, attendee lists have been weighted towards bankers, politicians, and directors of large businesses,” and you have all the makings of a good “rich people, heads of state, CEO’s and bankers” rule-the-world-in-secret conspiracy.
The video below addresses the belief that the Bilderberg Group is a “secret society” bent on doing things more than just holding an occasional weekend conference at a resort.
The information below about the Bilderbeg Conference is from http://www.bilderberggroup.net/
Note that is has a point of view: namely that the Bilderberg Group is a “force against good, out to wipe morality from the earth,” and that the annual conferences are, “An annual ideological assault by the world's most power-hungry people.”
WHAT ARE THE CONFERENCES ALL ABOUT?
The Bilderberg Secretariat proclaims the conferences to be '...private in order to encourage frank and open discussion'. Frank and open discussion is a good thing in any forum but when those doing the discussing are some of the very most powerful financiers and media tycoons in the world it begs the question: If what they discuss is for the good of ordinary people why not publicize it!
Isn't it a perverted use of the word 'open' when no one can find out what they're saying?
Is Bilderberg a secret conspiracy?
When such rich and powerful people meet up in secret, with military intelligence managing their security, with hardly a whisper escaping of what goes on inside, people are right to be suspicious.
But the true power of Bilderberg comes from the fact that participants are in a bubble, sealed off from reality and the devastating implications on the ground of the black-science economic solutions on the table.
No, it's not a 'conspiracy'. The world's leading financiers and foreign policy strategists don't get together at Bilderberg to draw up their 'secret plans for the future'.
It's subtler than that.
These meetings create an artificial 'consensus' in an attempt to spellbind visiting politicians and other men of influence. Blair (Tony Blair, former UK Prime Minister) has fallen for this hook, line and sinker. It's about reinforcing - often to the very people who are on the edge of condemning Globalization - the illusion that Globalization is 'good', 'popular' and that it's inevitable.
Bilderberg is an extremely influential lobbying group. That's not to say though that the organizers don't have a hidden agenda, they do, namely accumulation of wealth and power into their own hands whilst explaining to the participants that globalization is for the good of all. It is also a very good forum for 'interviewing' potential future political figures such as Clinton (1991) and Blair (1993).
THE BILDERBERG IDEOLOGY
The ideology put forward at the Bilderberg conferences is that what's good for banking and big business is good for the mere mortals of the world.
Silently banished are the critical voices, those that might point out that debt is spiraling out of control, that wealth is being sucked away from ordinary people and into the hands of the faceless corporate institutions, that millions are dying as a direct result of the global heavyweight Rockefeller/Rothschild economic strategies.
When looking at one of the (partially reliable) participant lists it should be remembered that quite a number of participants are invited in an attempt to get them on-board the globalization project.
These are carefully selected people of influence, who have been openly critical of globalization.
Examples are Jonathan Porritt (Bilderberg 1999) and Will Hutton (Bilderberg 1997) but there are many others. Most of these kinds of participants are happy to speak about the conference afterwards, and may even be refreshingly critical.
The Bilderberg organizers are accepted by those 'in the know' as the prophets of Capitalism.
Will Hutton, deputy Editor of The Observer newspaper in London and left-leaning Economist, described private clubs of the elite as masterminded by 'The High Priests of Globalization'.
The ecclesiastical allusion is not accidental.
The Bilderberg high priests are a force against good, out to wipe morality from the earth. For the organizers Bilderberg Conferences are an annual ideological assault by the world's most power-hungry people.
Not content with owning unimaginable amounts of money and property they want to use that wealth to acquire even more power for themselves. Power is the most dangerous and addictive drugs known to man. Will the craving be satisfied when a handful of men own and control everything on earth?
WHO IS BEHIND BILDERBERG?
Bilderberg is run by a Steering Group - if you're wondering who's responsible for so much of the capital-friendly and dissent-crushing law-making, poverty and general misery in the world this may be the place to look…this is the closest approximation to a shadow world government…the perverse objective of the Bilderberg Steering Group is to dress totalitarian corporate ideology up to appear rational and push it out, unattributable, for mass consumption under Chatham House rules. Meanwhile, outside the Bilder-bubble, 'god-is-money' globalization is the new religion with the greedy given a pat on the back as they plunder both the earth and a large part of the human spirit.”
Well, there you have the view of the folks at bilderbewrggroup.net. No mistaking where they stand on the issue.
You can find a list of the 1954 founding members of the Bilderberg Group here: http://www.nndb.com/org/514/000042388/
Taking a look at the invite list, it’s easy to see why some would call this group a “shadow government” and not have really good feelings about what the group was up to.
Here is a bit more balanced (perhaps) look at Bilderberg in a 2008 report on CNN:
There is a timeline of the Bilderberg Group meetings (and other info) located here
And you’ll find a June 12, 2011 report here from the London Telegrapoh that attempts to separate fact from fantasy about Bilderberg.
And finally, here’s the rumpus from the horse’s mouth, as it were. The complete lowdown about Bilderberg from the official Bilderberg website:
There you have it. You picks your horses and you believes what you believes.