Conspiracy of big wigs ruling world
Congratulations, it’s your lucky day. Merely plow on-ward for a few paragraphs and you will have the rare privilege of saying you once read about the Bilderberg Group in a daily news article.
Oh, sure, there are over a million feverish Internet pages on the phenomenon, and you can buy plenty of self-published books about it from obscure mail-order houses in Texas, but the mainstream media usually don’t have much to say about it–largely because there simply isn’t much to talk about that doesn’t quickly get embarrassing if you want to believe that the western world is a democratically run operation.
That’s because the Group, which consists of up to 150 self-selected world leaders in royalty, politics, business and media, meets annually at a secret location and releases neither an agenda, nor a list of attendees, nor any record of what was discussed at the conference.
Named for the Dutch hotel where it first occurred in 1954, its original purpose was ostensibly to harmonize North American and European interests at a time when considerable postwar animosity existed. Its continuing purpose? Like I say, extremely difficult to know.
To learn anything at all, one needs to tune into a small cadre of reporters who make it their business to penetrate the secrecy –or as Bilderberg apologists prefer to call it, their “privacy.” One of them is Daniel Estulin, a Russianborn journalist who lived for many years in Canada but, claiming CIA harassment, moved to Spain about 15 years ago.
Estulin, author of a bestselling book called The True Story of the Bilderberg Club, cultivates insider contacts, and thus was the first to report that the 2009 Bilderberg Group will meet this week, from May 14 to 17, at the five-star Nafsika Astir Palace Hotel in Greece.
Who’s likely to take the oath of silence this year at what has been called a “shadow supergovernment?” Sundry princes, Timothy Geithner, CEOs of multinational corporations, David Rockefeller, the editor of the New York Times, plus the man known as the arch-Bilderberger, Henry Kissinger. (It’s unlikely that frequent attendee Conrad Black will be getting a weekend pass.)
The enduring agenda, writes Estulin, is globalism. He contends, for example, that the idea of the euro currency was first floated at a Bilderberg meeting, and when Margaret Thatcher angrily refused Britain’s involvement, she was summarily removed from power. As the London Times put it in 1977, the Bilderbergers are “a clique of the richest, economically and politically most powerful and influential men in the western world, who meet secretly to plan events that later appear just to happen.”
Based on leaked information from the 2006 conference, which took place near Ottawa, Estulin is said to have accurately predicted the subsequent collapse of the U. S. housing market and the 2008 financial meltdown.
If that’s true, perhaps you don’t want to read what Estulin’s sources tell him is on the docket this year: “Either a prolonged, agonizing depression that dooms the world to decades of stagnation, decline and poverty . . . or an intense-but-shorter depression that paves the way for a new sustainable economic world order, with less sovereignty but more efficiency.”
Yikes. No wonder newspapers don’t want to pry too deeply into that bucket of snakes.
It gets comic, though. Last year the event took place at a Marriott Hotel in Chantilly, Va. Critics of the affair laughed at the fact that the regional newspaper, the Chantilly Times, a publication whose fixation on local doings extends even to pet rescues, had absolutely nothing to say about the gathering of 150 of the world’s most famous people on its main street.
But again, what can you say? Say anything, and you’re accused of peddling conspiracy theories. Somehow, though, the C-word does not apply to this particular secret society. Hey, maybe they’re just having a few drinks and laughs.
So pay no attention to the Kissingers behind the curtain.