The Bilderberg Group, Bilderberg conference, or Bilderberg Club is an annual, unofficial, invitation-only conference of approximately 120 to 140 guests from North America and Western Europe, most of whom are people of influence. About one-third is from government and politics, and two-thirds from finance, industry, labour, education and communications. Meetings are closed to the public and often feature future political leaders shortly before they become household names.
Now, most of it could be overlooked or dismissed as purely normal, but, the part of the sentence in bold above seems a bit bizarre. Why so? Either Bilderberg Group knows in advance about the ‘powers which are going to be’ or they are the one who make them so. I do not see any other possibility. Where is freedom of press and freedom of speech, if, the press coverage is vehemently and totally banned for these meetings?
Wikipedia wrote:A 2008 press release from the 'American Friends of Bilderberg' stated that "Bilderberg's only activity is its annual Conference. At the meetings, no resolutions are proposed, no votes taken, and no policy statements issued" and noted that the names of attendees were available to the press. The Bilderberg group's unofficial headquarters is the University of Leiden in the Netherlands
The note saying that names of attendees are available to press is plain ludicrous if by this they suggest that there is any transparency. World’s most powerful leaders, media moguls and business tycoons meet annually and they just meet; why? There are no resolutions, no votes taken and no policy statements issued. Why there is so much of secrecy then?
Wikipedia wrote:The meeting hotels are inaccessible for any other guest for the full period of the conferences and sentineled by private security staffs as well as by local police authorities and secret services. Journalists attempting to cover news of the conferences have reported being subjected to reprisals. During the Bilderberg Meeting at Vouliogemini (Greece) in 2009, for instance, the British The Guardian reporter Charlie Skelton was arrested twice after having taken pictures of vehicles. On June 9, 2011 the Italian Lega Nord member of the European Parliament Mario Borghezio was arrested by the police, remanded for some hours and then banished from the Canton of Graubünden for the full period of the conference. Thereupon the Italian embassy at Berne appealed to the Swiss government and demanded investigations on that subject.
Why are meetings so private? It’s not a family gathering but a meeting where most powerful people are deciding fate of the world. There have been many media moguls in the meetings who own many newspapers but there has never been a single coverage report in their newspapers on these meetings, which is quite surprising to me. They suggest that it's so because their members do brainstorming and are allowed to exercise free-speech and hence they do not want media persons to take those random psychoanalytical-free-speech ideas and make that a big controversy which would defeat the very purpose of these annual gatherings. Oh really? What is this 'very purpose' of annual gatherings? Isn't it to create a world where multinationals thrive and the participants could keep on wielding power over downtrodden masses generations after generations?
Right wingers along with left have consistently accused this group of conspiracies, in spite of the fact that they differ on what they are conspiring for. Left wingers accuse them of conspiring to impose capitalistic world domination whereas right wingers of ‘one world government’.
In 2001, Denis Healey, a Bilderberg group founder and, for 30 years, a steering committee member, said: "To say we were striving for a one-world government is exaggerated, but not wholly unfair. Those of us in Bilderberg felt we couldn't go on forever fighting one another for nothing and killing people and rendering millions homeless. So we felt that a single community throughout the world would be a good thing.
Do you see the authority in the words? He knows that this committee has been controlling the world affairs at large! He has insinuated that this committee did in a way plan for one world government. Do not be beguiled by this one-world-government idea. It won’t be a government with everyone equal but rather would be composed of two components: Ruling elite and ruled and you the reader of this post is most likely to be a ruled one.
The following citation is from an article here: http://www.bilderberg.org/bilder.htm#banned
It was so intriguing and uncanny that I was compelled to take it verbatim here:
22Nov00 - Bilderberg's Magic Wand of Power
Bilderberg, it is said, has an uncanny knack of inviting people who later reach very powerful elected positions. It is another one of those surely improvable allegations, that the most powerful people in the world are selected or 'interviewed' for supposedly democratically elected jobs, including heads of state, at Bilderberg.Hard evidence of anything to do with Bilderberg policy-wise is almost impossible to get hold of. All venues are swept for bugs (not that we were using any at Genval this June!) and minutes of the steering group are definitely not publicly available.Nevertheless, circumstantial evidence suggests Bilderberg really do have a magic wand. Take a look at the list of important career moves for the following democratic appointments:
- Bill Clinton - Head of State - USA . Attends Bilderberg meeting, Germany, 1991 - gets Presidential Nomination Aug 1992
A remarkable series of coincidences.Addendum 2004: Lionel Jospin, participated in Bilderberg 1996. He became Prime Minister of France in 1997 (until 2002). Also, Michel Rocard, French Prime Minister from 1988 to 1991, was for a long time member of the Bilderberg group, before becoming Prime minister. [thanks to my correspondant Monsieur Grenier]
- Tony Blair - effective Head of State - UK.Attends Bilderberg meeting, Greece, 1993 - becomes party leader Jul 1994 - becomes Prime Minister May 1997
- Jack Santer - previous Head of State (sacked for corruption) - Europe. Attends Bilderberg, Germany, 1991 - becomes European President Jan 1995
- Romano Prodi - present Head of State - Europe. On Bilderberg Steering Committee mid 1980's, attends Bilderberg meeting, Portugal, Jun 1999 - sworn in as President of Europe Sep 1999 (term lasts until Jan 2005)
- George Robertson - CEO - NATO. Attends Bilderberg meeting, Scotland, 1998 - sworn in as Secretary General of NATO Aug 1999
A quotation from David Rockfeller's Memoirs.
[Rockfeller has consistently been a prime member of Bilderberg Group.]
For more than a century, ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents such as my encounter with Castro to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as 'internationalists' and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure — one world, if you will. If that is the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.