The Bilderberg Group
The date is May 14, 1998. The attendees -- 120 representatives
of the Western political, financial and corporate elite
-- cruise through the untamed Scottish countryside in black
limousines on their way to the swank Turnberry Hotel in
Ayrshire. The discussions they will engage in, and the consensus
they reach, will influence the course of Western civilization
and the future of the entire planet. This meeting will take
place behind closed doors in total secrecy, protected by
a phalanx of armed guards.
The Bilderberg is about to get busy once again.
According to a Bilderberg Society press release, the 46th
Bilderberg meeting was an informal discussion "to discuss
the Atlantic relationship in a time of change. Among others
the Conference will discuss NATO, Asian Crisis, EMU, Growing
Military Disparity, Japan, Multilateral Organizations, Europe's
social model, Turkey, EU/US Market Place [sic]."
Those who attend Bilderberg meetings do so in a private
rather than official capacity. From former CIA director
John Deutch to New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman,
each guest attendee is hand-picked by the Bilderberg's organizing
committee to join in secret deliberations about the propagation
of Western hegemony in the New World Order.
All Bilderberg discussions are conducted in absolute secrecy.
To guarantee solitude, the Group customarily books an entire
hotel in a secluded location. The hotel is protected by
a tight security grid of heavily armed guards from the U.S.
Secret Service, various European secret service agencies
and the local police.
Although some reporters and many media owners are present
at these meetings, you will hear nothing about the Bilderberg
in the news. According to the Bilderberg's press release,
"Participants have agreed not to give interviews to
the press during the meeting. In contacts with the news
media after the conference it is an established rule that
no attribution should be made to individual participants
of what was discussed during the meeting."
A source close to the Turnberry conference told The Scotsman:
"I cannot comment officially on whether this is a conference
of the Bilderberg group... This is a strictly private non-governmental
conference, one of a series of such meetings. Their purpose
is the discuss most informally and confidentially topics
of current concern to the democracies of Europe and America."
Bilderberg proponents argue that this cloak of secrecy
is vital to ensuring an honest and vigorous debate.
"Some of the delegates are politicians, but everyone
is here privately," the Turnberry conference source
told The Scotsman. "It inspires frothing at the mouth
of conspiracy theories, but the purpose of the privacy is
to allow delegates to have a frank and constructive debate
and get to the heart of things knowing that they are not
going to be reported."
Of course, this secrecy also guarantees that the vast majority
of the world's citizenry is kept completely in the dark
regarding Bilderberg deliberations, even though the consensus
of the Group may affect national and international government
The extremes to which the Bilderberg goes to achieve this
level of secrecy raises serious suspicions about the Group's
motives in the minds of many. Critics of the Bilderberg
The Group perceives itself as being supra-governmental.
Indeed, Bilderberg founder Prince Bernhard himself once
said, "It is difficult to re-educate people who have
been brought up on nationalism to the idea of relinquishing
part of their sovereignty to a supra-national body."
(Alden Hatch, H. R. H. Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands:
An Authorized Biography, G. G. Harrap & Co. [London],
The Group coercively manipulates global finances and establishes
rigid and binding monetary rates around the world.
The Group selects political figures whom the Bilderberg
determines should become rulers, and targets those whom
it wants removed from power.
Rather than pursuing an agenda which would work to solve
global health, energy, environmental and agricultural problems,
the Group pursues an agenda which guarantees the propagation
of its own power and the enrichment of its members, at the
expense of human rights and environmental degradation worldwide.
As Bilderberg critic Tony Gosling wrote, "One cannot
help but be a little suspicious when priorities for the
future of mankind are being considered, by those who have
real influence over that future, in total secret."