annual Bilderberg Group conference is literally the most important meeting in
the world. It is attended annually by more world leaders, more top politicians,
more royalty, and business leaders, than any other gathering of any kind
anywhere. The G8 summit and World Economic Forums are mere side-shows by
comparison. No other meeting is attended by the leaders of all the major
international institutions, such as the World Bank, the International Monetary
Fund, the United Nations, and the European Union.
We are all expected to believe that the Bilderberg group does not run the world,
yet it members most definitely are the men who run the world. Even without
Bilderberg, the world is undoubtedly controlled by a small number of unelected
wealthy white men who run the world's
Flagship Merchant Services and who wield more
power than any national government.. Bilderberg
simply provides a forum for these men to formally meet each year.
The Bilderberg Group is not democratic or accountable to the people of the
world, and neither are the World Bank, the IMF, the UN, or the world most
powerful banks and corporations. Yet the decisions taken by these groups affect
every human being on earth, now and far ahead into the future. And Bilderberg
Group meetings are never reported in the news.
Their first recorded meeting was at the Bilderberg Hotel in Oosterbeek, Holland,
from 29th May to 31st May, 1954. The
chairman was H.R.H. Prince Bernhard of the
Netherlands. Since then this elite global group, which may be much older, has
been called the Bilderberg Group.
The people who are invited to the Bilderberg Group, and the topics discussed,
are official secrets which the media is forbidden from reporting. Bilderberg is
effectively an elite secret
society ruling the world from behind closed doors
and outside the democratic framework.
documentary yesterday evening the BBC disclosed that the decision to create
a European Union was taken at the first official Bilderberg Group meeting in
1953, but the rest of their programme was devoted to portraying Bilderberg as an
extension of the political pantomime that the public witnesses every day.
Who organizes the Bilderberg Group? Who pays for it? What are they discussing?
What are they deciding?
When the world's elite meet, it is our interests that they have in mind or their
The Bilderberg group, an elite coterie of Western thinkers and power-brokers,
has been accused of fixing the fate of the world behind closed doors. As the
organisation marks its 50th anniversary, rumours are more rife than ever.
Given its reputation as perhaps the most powerful organisation in the world, the
Bilderberg group doesn't go a bundle on its switchboard operations.
Telephone inquiries are met with an impersonal female voice - the Dutch
equivalent of the BT Callminder woman - reciting back the number and inviting
callers to "leave a message after the tone".
Anyone who accidentally dialled the number would probably think they had
stumbled on just another residential answer machine.
But behind this ultra-modest fašade lies one of the most controversial and
hotly-debated alliances of our times.
On Thursday the Bilderberg group marks its 50th anniversary with the start of
its yearly meeting.
For four days some of the West's chief political movers, business leaders,
bankers, industrialists and strategic thinkers will hunker down in a five-star
hotel in northern Italy to talk about global issues.
What sets Bilderberg apart from other high-powered get-togethers, such as the
annual World Economic Forum (WEF), is its mystique.
Not a word of what is said at Bilderberg meetings can be breathed outside. No
reporters are invited in and while confidential minutes of meetings are taken,
names are not noted.
The shadowy aura extends further - the anonymous answerphone message, for
example; the fact that conference venues are kept secret. The group, which
includes luminaries such as Henry Kissinger and former UK chancellor Kenneth
Clarke, does not even have a website.
In the void created by such aloofness, an extraordinary conspiracy theory has
grown up around the group that alleges the fate of the world is decided by
In Yugoslavia, leading Serbs have blamed Bilderberg for triggering the war which
led to the downfall of Slobodan Milosevic. The Oklahoma City bomber Timothy
McVeigh, the London nail-bomber David Copeland and Osama Bin Laden are all said
to have bought into the theory that Bilderberg pulls the strings with which
national governments dance.
And while hardline right-wingers and libertarians accuse Bilderberg of being a
liberal Zionist plot, leftists such as activist Tony Gosling are equally
A former journalist, Mr Gosling runs a campaign against the group from his home
in Bristol, UK.
"My main problem is the secrecy. When so many people with so much power get
together in one place I think we are owed an explanation of what is going on.
Mr Gosling seizes on a quote from Will Hutton, the British economist and a
former Bilderberg delegate, who likened it to the annual WEF gathering where
"the consensus established is the backdrop against which policy is made
"One of the first places I heard about the determination of US forces to attack
Iraq was from leaks that came out of the 2002 Bilderberg meeting," says Mr
But "privacy, rather than secrecy", is key to such a meeting says Financial
Times journalist Martin Wolf, who has been invited several times in a
As an up-and-coming statesmen in the 1950s, Denis Healey, who went on to become
a Labour chancellor, was one of the four founding members of Bilderberg (which
was named after the hotel in Holland where the first meeting was held in 1954).
"There's absolutely nothing in it. We never sought to reach a consensus on the
big issues at Bilderberg. It's simply a place for discussion," says Lord Healey.
That activists have seized on Bilderberg is no suprise to Alasdair Spark, an
expert in conspiracy theories.
"The idea that a shadowy clique is running the world is nothing new.
For hundreds of years people have believed the world is governed by a cabal of
"Shouldn't we expect that the rich and powerful organise things in their own
interests. It's called capitalism."
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