The Bilderberg Group
Before I began to write this article I asked 10 people had they ever heard of the Bilderberg Group, and 10 out 10 responses were ‘No’. So before you begin to read this, you may be thinking to yourself, ‘What is the Bilderberg Group?’ Don’t worry, you aren’t alone. Read on to find out why…
From its first meeting at the Hotel de Bilderberg in Arnhem, The Netherlands from the 29th – 31st May 1954, the annual Bilderberg Group Conference has been surrounded by mystery and intrigue. It is held in Europe 3 out of every 4 years and The United States the other one.
It is an unofficial, invitation only meeting and its approximately 150 attendees are some of the biggest and most influential names from the Political and Business worlds. The many meetings that take place during the conference are all held behind closed doors, no minutes are taken and whatever has been discussed does not leave the room, the attendees are all sworn to secrecy and when it is over there is no record that a meeting ever took place.
The list of past attendees of these conferences reads like a who’s who of the great and the good from a variety of backgrounds such as Politics, Banking, Industrial and Media;
• Bill Clinton – Former President of the United States of America
• Prince Charles – Heir to the throne of Great Britain
• Tony Blair & David Cameron – Former and current British Prime Minister
• Bill Gates – Founder of Microsoft/ Philanthropist
• Angela Merkel – Current German Chancellor
• David Rockefeller – Head of the Rockefeller Banking Dynasty
• Eric Schmidt – Chairman of Google
• Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands
With names such as these on the guest list and the inevitable security operation that surrounds each annual conference one would think that there would be more media interest and yet the conference goes widely unreported each year. In essence, there is practically a media black-out surrounding Bilderberg.
Of course all these factors add up to a conspiracy theorist’s dream. Conspiracy theorists believe that, like a lot of other perhaps better known ‘secret’ societies, or indeed societies with secrets, (some of which will be covered in future Conspiracy Corner articles), the main goal is the formation of a one world Government – The New World Order.
The belief is that these powerful people all come together in order to discuss and make decisions on our future and to shape the direction of the World for years to come. Some decisions that are said to have been made include the formation of the European Union and also the plan to implement the Euro. It is also said that this group of Elitists have had a hand in deciding who would be the next President of the United States or British Prime Minister.
Indeed, a lot of top politicians have attended a Bilderberg Conference prior to being elected to high office, for example George H. W. Bush attended in 1985, 3 years before his election in 1988, Bill Clinton’s first Bilderberg Conference was 1991 and he was elected a year later and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was there in 1993 and he was of course elected the New Labour Prime Minister in a landslide victory over the Tory Party in 1997. In 2004, Senator John Edwards gave a speech to the group. Shortly afterwards he was named as the Democratic Vice Presidential nominee by John Kerry.
Perhaps the most intriguing of all these ‘coincidences’ – if we can call them that – is at the conference in 2008 when it was last held in the United States (incidentally in the same hotel as 2012). It is rumoured that both Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton both ‘disappeared’ for a few hours somewhere in the Washington DC area with none of their agendas saying where they were or aides acknowledging questions from reporters regarding their whereabouts. This was at a time when the two were neck and neck in the race to be declared the Democratic nominee for the 2008 Presidential election. It is said that during these few hours in which they could not be contacted they both met with representatives of the Bilderberg Group. Two days later Hilary Clinton withdrew from the race and the path was cleared for Barack Obama rise to Democratic nominee and, ultimately, the White House.
In the days before the internet this lack of press coverage may have been acceptable but now with social media sites like Facebook and Twitter keeping us literally up to the minute with breaking news, not to mention 24 hour rolling news channels providing on the ground coverage on all sorts of stories ranging from school shootings in America to the collapse of yet another high street chain and everything in between, don’t you think it’s a bit strange that you have never seen or heard anything about The Bilderberg Group or any of the subjects covered in their many meetings? Before 2012 the only real coverage you will have seen or heard was from independent blogs or videos on the internet. Given that other ‘summits’ such as the G8 and G20 are well publicised before and well documented afterwards, what makes Bilderberg different?
For all the mystery and intrigue surrounding the Bilderberg Group they haven’t really done much in order to dispel the rumours. 2010 was the first year that they released a full list of attendees and the following year they launched an ‘official’ website at www.bilderbergmeetings.org . On the site you will find some background information on the Group itself and also a list of meetings that have taken place in the past, however nothing on what the outcome of those meetings were or indeed what was discussed in the meetings. It seems like the Bilderberg Group is keeping the public at arm’s length, giving us just enough information to appease us but holding back on the proper talking points, in fact it even contains this disclaimer: Bilderberg’s only activity is its annual conference. At the meetings, no resolutions are proposed, no votes taken and no policy statements issued.
No resolutions are proposed – So what is the point of the meetings if no resolutions are proposed to the subjects discussed? Surely they matter because they are worth talking about in the first place?
No votes taken – So how are outcomes decided upon? Who has the final say? Oh, yes I forgot, no resolutions are proposed, silly me.
No policy statements issued – Of course not, you need resolutions and votes taken in order to decide the best way forward and a policy statement is issued afterwards to inform the public. But no resolutions and no votes taken means there is no need for policy statements.
Whether or not the Bilderberg Group exists solely as a meeting place for the Elitists and Globalists of the New World Order to shape the future of Planet Earth and the 7 billion odd people on it, I think it’s fair to say that they have done themselves no favours by remaining silent and refusing to acknowledge the existence of this secret cabal or anything they have discussed in the recent past or further back. Although having said that, the attendee list alone for the Bilderberg meetings would be enough to spark a few conspiracy theories even if they had been up front about their activities from the start.
Slowly but surely people are becoming more aware of these groups that are alleged to be controlling the world and it’s only a matter of time before people want answers. Do your own research and make your own mind up, knowledge is power after all.
I said at the start you were probably asking yourself who or what the Bilderberg Group were, and hopefully this article has provided you with some information on this secretive group and you are a bit wiser for reading it.