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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As the delegates of the Bilderberg Group rolled away from The Grove hotel in their darkened Audis and Mercedes on Sunday, they brought to a close a bruising week for most involved with the conference.

Top of the list of losers was the Bilderberg Group itself. It was dragged from its preferred secrecy into a greater gaze of public scrutiny and even had some of its members questioned in Parliament about its goings-on.

The Grove was left with its nascent reputation as a clandestine venue for sinister conclaves tarnished. And the people of Watford had endured the inconvenience of holding a snap demonstration for thousands of people.



There were also a few winners to emerge from Bilderberg’s fleeting stay in Watford, notably the two principal Bilderberg-baiters and self-proclaimed truth-seekers: Alex Jones and David Icke.

The US shock jock and the former BBC presenter both garnered a huge amount of attention and possibly even a few more devotees from their time in the Bilderberg limelight.

I’ve watched this pair online for a while now, but it was intriguing to see their antics live as they headlined the motley procession of speakers at the Saturday Bilderberg protest.

conspiracy theorists and their specious techniques are much more fascinating than their theories.

The modus operandi of Icke, who has spent the last two decades being widely dismissed as a kook, is to highlight already widely-perceived injustices and point to them as proof it is the system, not him, that’s bonkers.

For example, the fact that banks cause the global financial crises and taxpayers suffer the consequences of bailouts and austerity.

Once Icke has illuminated the inherent madness of the situation, he retorts that it’s the world that’s insane, not the audience (or him). Only then does he hit you with his “it’s all the fault of an invisible race of intergalactic reptilian puppet masters” shtick. That’s the payload.

Icke leaves the impression he is a genuinely disturbed individual, who has never really recovered from his televised breakdown on the Terry Wogan show in 1991.

But at least he appears to sincerely believe his extra-terrestrial overlord theories.

Jones, however, provided a more unedifying spectacle. In his on-stage rant he accused Bilderberg of, among other things, continuing the Nazi plan for global domination by founding the EU and then plotting to cull 80 per cent of the world’s population by inventing new cancers.

While this perspiring demagogue rattled off his Bilderberg charge sheet, he also managed to generously plug his website which, coincidentally, is choc-full of items its visitors can purchase to help fight off the globalist trans-humanist attempts to enslave or bump them off.

For instance, there’s a top-of-the-line water filter (a snip at $279) to stop the Bilderberg evil geniuses poisoning your body and mind.

Or how about the all-in-one Arc seed kit, a bargain at $239 and all your post-apocalypse agrarian needs sorted in one purchase.

His TV show is also like a survivalist QVC. Viewers are told about all the terror-inducing trans-humanist plots on their lives and then aggressively advertised the solution – at a special discount price, naturally.

So, and this is just an observation, Jones appears to be a man who has a financial interest in people believing his dark Bilderberg conspiracies.

After two hours of listening to these two godfathers of conspiracy level accusation after accusation against the group, I was left with a few niggling questions.

For a start, if Bilderberg was guilty of even a couple of the diabolical crimes it was accused of, it would really need more than a three-day conference every year to tackle the expansive agenda.

Organising a cancer-based genocide of 80 per cent of the world’s population strikes me as something of a logistics nightmare.

I was also left wondering why the organisers of the Bilderberg Fringe, who had come over beforehand as an eloquent bunch with understandable concerns about the Bilderberg Group’s activities, had allowed the protest to be hijacked by credibility-vortexes such as Icke and Jones.

The only fathomable reason was the number of people the pair’s star billing attracted to the demo.

But the result was that any moderate concerns about Bilderberg were buried under a tidal wave of outlandish accusations, speculation and fantasy.

And the leading duo of truth-seekers were left looking more like grasping attention-seekers.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Op-Ed: Can technology destroy the New World Order?
By Alexander Baron
Jun 15, 2013 - 22 hours ago

Since the inception of the Council on Foreign Relations, our rulers have been centralising the power everywhere, but technology can reverse this trend.
It is not true necessarily that small is beautiful; so-called natural monopolies like gas and electricity can operate only on a large scale. Likewise everything from car manufacturers to supermarkets are able to produce and distribute goods incredibly cheaply due to economies of scale. Tinned food is a classic, everyday example of this. Specialisation, including by entire nations, facilitates the production of food or goods profitably which can be exported, boosting trade with the world, and increasing their own wealth. What though if suddenly none of this mattered?
First, let us look at what is actually happening. For decades, conspiratorial élites like the Trilateral Commission - founded 1973; the Bilderberg Group - founded in 1954; and the aforementioned CFR, have been peddling the same message, namely that this is one world, we are all in this together, and in order to solve the enormous problems the world faces we have to cooperate as one, ie we must all surrender out sovereignty to a world supra-government.
A world government means, in their eyes, that nation states are obsolete, which is why there has been such a concerted attack on nationalism, in the West at any rate. This ideal of a benevolent, all-powerful world government is as old as the hills. The reality though is that nothing and no one all-powerful is ever benevolent. Under a world government, people will have what rights our masters give us, not those endowed upon us by our Creator - as the saying goes.
So far, the attempt to create this world government, through the United Nations and before that through the League of Nations, has been a resounding failure, but the conspirators are pressing on undeterred, even though the secret is now out in the open, as the heavy alternative and even mainstream media presence at recent Bilderberg meetings attests. One of the more subtle ways the power élites have attempted to abolish nation states is with international treaties. One prerequisite to the imposition of tyranny is the disarming of the population. Recent gun outrages in the United States - such as Sandy Hook - have led to calls for the curtailment of the private ownership of guns. While most people would agree that it is not a good idea for ordinary folk to walk around the streets carrying high powered automatic firearms, there are those who want to go much further, but there is a little thing called the Constitution of the United States standing in their way. What though if the US were to sign an international treaty that called for the abolition of all guns held in private hands? That would over-ride the Constitution - treaties do. Ditto with censorship, especially of the Internet. Now that you know what is the problem, the big question is, what can we do about it?
Most people don't give a stuff about international treaties or anything else as long as they've got money in their pockets, and this is where new technology can break the stranglehold of the conspirators, if we can harness it.
What does the world need, increasingly? Food, energy, consumer goods. As long as we have those, we don't need that much in the way of infrastructure. If that claim sounds bizarre, consider this. With the advent of the Internet, most office workers could telecommute. A lot of people work from home already, but a great deal of office work doesn't need an office, or even to be done at all.
The City of London and other financial centres shuffle money around all day long day in, day out, yet the vast majority of such transactions are not investments, they are gambling pure and simple. How else can a parrot outperform professional investors by picking out shares with its beak?
If the governments of the world were to shut down all managed funds - including pension funds - people could be left free to invest their own money on their own account, as a few choose to do. This would free up enormous superfluous office space and reduce wasteful expenditure on things such as advertising and overpaid economists, be they (ostensibly) free market or not so.
Distance learning, including by YouTube could further reduce the need for travel. Instead of allowing the banks to create money as an interest-bearing debt, money could be issued to and distributed through the Internet, not as Bitcoin but as regular dollars and other currencies paid to the creators of wealth.
These are all things we could do today, theoretically, but look into the future and imagine what could be done by harnessing new technologies, and ones that are already being developed.
The world may run on electricity, but most of that electricity comes from oil in one form or another. Although oil can be extracted from the Earth virtually for free, it is expensive to transport. It is also fair to say that most of the wars of the previous century and of this one are related in some way to oil and other forms of energy. But what if we didn't need oil to produce energy? The demand for it wouldn't dry up, but it would surely shrink to a tiny fraction of what it is now.
Solar energy, wave power and wind power have been with us for a long time. Some quite massive projects of this nature are already underway, but of late another environmentally friendly way of producing electricity has been developed - harnessing it from plants. This is likely to be useful only on a small scale, but imagine combining this with aquaponics to provide cheap, fresh food for a village, and free or near free electricity.


There are though two new forms of technology that have enormous potential for reducing the cost of manufacturing to zero, and one of them is here already. They are 3-D printing and self-replicating machines. 3-D printing hit the headlines big time recently when Cody Wilson of Texas produced a design for a bargain basement printed gun then placed it in the public domain, but the full potential of 3-D printing is absolutely enormous extending far beyond the novelty firearms that are already causing nightmares for law enforcement.
Now combine this with self-replicating machines. Take a gander at the RepRap project.

Now imagine the following: small, stable communities dotted around the world with a 3-D printer and a general purpose self-replicating machine in every home. Every village or perhaps every other street having a small aquaponics farm to provide small scale fresh vegetables, salads, fruit and fish for the community. This farm also generates electricity to augment the solar panels on every roof. Other advanced technologies are used to break down sewage and other waste products into carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen, which are then discharged to the atmosphere, or to provide fertiliser and animal feed for the local eco-system. Metals in the water and waste are concentrated using bacteria, and can then be fed into 3-D printers. Most consumer goods and foodstuffs are dirt cheap, so much so even the most dedicated thief or anti-social would find no mileage in stealing what he could obtain legally for minimal effort.
Purchasing power is distributed increasingly in the form of a dividend, again through the Internet, in line with the Social Credit principles of Major Douglas as robots perform more and more of our daily chores and create more and more wealth.
With energy, food and consumer goods being increasingly taken out of the financial system, it sounds like Paradise, and it can be, but finance itself will have to change. Consider this, entire industries will vanish with the implementation of this new technology, and all the jobs associated with them. Look at some of the jobs that have disappeared over the past century and more: blacksmith and chimney sweep (as good as), copy typist, lamplighter, typesetter. This latter is particularly instructive; with the universality of computing, the once highly paid trade of typesetting has now disappeared completely if not overnight then in literally a few years, because you can do it on your desktop, anyone can. There is more though.
Huge construction projects such as those currently ongoing in China generate massive employment and livelihoods for ordinary working people. Take away these projects, and their livelihoods disappear along with the jobs of yesteryear, but they don't have to. The jobs and projects, yes, but not the purchasing power of the people who used to perform them.
If you haven't already read this article, go back and do so, then ask yourself why newspapers are going out of business, and why the post office can no longer turn a profit.
Distributing wealth for next to nothing - music, newspapers, etc - on-line benefits us all, but not the creators of this wealth. In order to take advantage of this new technology to the fullest extent, we will need to totally transform the financial system, which means taking it out of the hands of the banks.
Something else new technologies can make redundant is the mass movements of peoples around the globe. This has been one of the major causes of social friction and unrest as people in country A) find themselves under siege from those in country B). Of course, a heart surgeon from India or the Middle East is not "taking the job" of an unskilled worker in the North of England, and contract workers from the Far East do not displace the natives of Saudi Arabia, but the perception is often very different.
With advanced technologies, the need for such so-called flexible workforces will disappear; travel, once the preserve of the rich, will be primarily for the tourist, which with longer holidays, will be most of us at some point in time. Travel too could be taken increasingly out of the financial system, certainly within cities. Fare-free local transport running on cheap electricity would eliminate the need for most private cars, and greatly increase the quality of the air. Electric cars and the new hydrogen car are already with us.

This is the alternative to the world supra-government the global manipulators have in store for us, but it won't simply happen of its own accord, we must make it happen.
The people behind RepRap are developing these exciting new technologies as open source, as are those behind Mozilla, so why not something similar to take on Monsanto, and ultimately both the banksters and their political puppets?
The New World Order is not inevitable, people are already using new technology through social networks in the fight against tyranny; if we develop and exploit this new technology to the full, we can see off those who would enslave us all.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KINGS WITHOUT KINGDOMS: G8, GOOGLE-MEISTERS AND BILDERBERGERS



By Debra Rae
June 16, 2013
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It’s that time of the year when a “by invitation only” roll-call of about 140 luminaries—corporate heads, major politicians, royalty, media moguls, and financial kingpins—meet behind heavily guarded, closed doors to chart the world’s course and then translate it into policy.[1]

The annual Bilderberg event is broadly viewed as a political version of the Davos, Switzerland World Economic Forum, through which high-society elitists discuss big business and the global economy. As the World Economic Forum, the Bilderberg group likewise wields extraordinary power.[2] That the Bilderbergers are responsible for the single European currency is no small feat.[3] Collectively, “the cosmopolitan elite” hatch decisions on major wars.

“June is Bustin’ Out All Over”

For the first time in Britain since the Turnberry, Scotland event in 1998, the Bilderberg Group will meet June 6-9 at the Grove Hotel in Hertfordshire, just north of London. No doubt by design, the Bilderberg summit is scheduled back-to-back with Google’s “Zeitgeist” Global Summit.[4]

Google’s “Big Tent” event gathers the world’s “best and the brightest” to peruse the “latest and greatest” big ideas. Participants observe Chatham House Rules, mandating strict confidentiality.[5] Both Grove Hotel summits share in common venues, conduct codes, and agendas, not to mention a near identical guest list; both opportunistically precede the June 17-18, 39th G8 Summit to convene at the Lough Erne golf resort in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.

Here’s the scoop: In all but name, the G8 meeting represents a global government operations meeting. Once ratified, Bilderberg’s 2013 agenda passes on to the G8 heads of state. With the likes of Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin in attendance, this single gathering represents the biggest police operation in Ireland’s volatile history.[6]

“Mum’s” the Word

Originally funded by the CIA, this ultra-secret, transatlantic steering committee potentially affects every business on the planet, yet were it not for veteran journalist, the late Jim Tucker, few would know about Bilderberg meetings, which, until last year in Chantilly, Virginia, were blacked out for decades by the American mainstream media.[7] A 2011 article in The Economist got it right: “The globocratic shindigs are opening up.”[8]



“Kings without Kingdoms”[9]

Boasting astonishing net worth, Google is poised strategically to manage global communications, commerce, workforce, social life, and world history—you know, pretty much everything. As kings without kingdoms, digital tycoons assume key positions in top steering committees of the Bilderberg group, not least of whom is Peter Thiel. Thiel heads the digital investment house that virtually financed online ventures like Paypal, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Friendster.[10]

Let’s Hear It for Global Taxation

This year’s series of global summits showcase global profit taxes. Accordingly, the UK government publically advocates “new, strong international standards to make sure that global companies pay the taxes they owe.” Already, a new global Google Tax is in the works for taxing collective profits of multinational firms and, then, dividing the revenues. One big problem: Global tax signals global governance.[11]

Yet Another Master

Make no mistake. Worldwide governing bodies have long been positioned to tackle administration of global taxation. The first such working model was unveiled in 2009 at the United Nations Climate Summit in Copenhagen. At the last minute, however, clandestine plans for a World Bank-administered, global carbon tax were abandoned.[12]

Thereafter, the 2011 Occupy Movement[13] proposed a global “Robin Hood Tax” on financial transactions. However, dubious deliberations served only to further centralize power into the international banking community. Someone, after all, must oversee and perhaps hypothecate on enormous slush funds; but an elite, international “collective” of nations gathering and, then, dispersing tax revenues smacks of communism, does it not?[14] With no “vote of the people,” world citizens stand to inherit yet another master to serve.



Bilderberg Fringe Festival

On a lighter note, adjacent to the June 6-9 venue, a Bilderberg Fringe Festival (also called “Occupy Bilderberg” and “A Fantastic Party”) promises to attract hundreds, maybe even thousands of merrymakers, inclusive of alternative media personalities and press. Under auspices of a group called Passing Clouds, organizers consist of pro-transparency campaigners.

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Their weekend jam-packed with speakers, comedians, and musicians (jazz, pop, ska, soul, rap, reggae, and rock music—you name it!) includes “Bilderberg Bingo.” (Bingo cards will bear the likenesses of longtime Bilderbergers, as David Rockefeller and Henry Kissinger.)[15] Here’s where the fun ends: Local taxpayers help pay for a substantial security lock down that, in effect, restricts protesters and press from exercising their free-speech rights.[16] Adding insult to injury, locals have been asked to tote photo IDs in order to enter their own homes![17]

Conclusion

While new to uninformed masses, the Bilderberg Group boasts a long history of high-level power wielding. Neither an ordinary organization, nor a lobby, the group took its name from The Hotel De Bilderberg, its first meeting venue in 1954. This “secretive global think-tank” is but a node, albeit a very powerful one, in the Global Private Power Web that collectively runs entire countries. Free from being held accountable, superclass “globocrats” gather annually. Off the record, they masterfully steer world policies to their own advantage.[18]

Bilderberg’s their name; power’s their game.[19]

© 2013 Debra Rae - All Rights Reserved

Footnotes:

1. The Bilderberg Group is a coterie of elite and wealthy globalists who meet annually to coordinate and disseminate plans for the new world order. Established by Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands (1954), it acts as a sort of international Council on Foreign Relations and is credited for bringing about the Common Market and the EEU.
2. World Economic Forum: Building a safer internet. Accessed 2 June 2013
3. Bilderberg: Agenda for global centralized control system is public and out in the open. Accessed 2 June 2013
4. Google Events: Big Tent UK 2013. Accessed 2 June 2013
5. The Chatham House Rule explained. Accessed 2 June 2013
6. 39th G8 Summit. Accessed 2 June 2013
7. Bilderberg: Who Manages the World, and Brits brace for Bilderberg. Accessed 2 June 2013
8. The World's Water-Coolers. Accessed 2 June 2013
9. Revelation 17:12—New American Standard Bible (©1995)Confused"The ten horns [of power] which you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but they receive authority as kings with the beast [Antichrist] for one hour [a relatively short time].”
10. Peter Thiel. Accessed 2 June 2013
11. Bilderberg, Google and Global Tax. Accessed 2 June 2013
12. Leaked G20 Documents Shed Light on Global Carbon Tax. Accessed 2 June 2013
13. What is Occupy Wall Street? The history of leaderless movements. Accessed 2 June 2013
14. The Bilderberg, Google and the G8: New Global Tax Regime Already in the Works. Accessed 2 June 2013
15. The Bilderberg Fringe Festival. Accessed 2 June 2013
16. Police Impose Security Lock Down For Bilderberg 2013, and British taxpayers to pay 'millions' towards secretive Bilderberg meeting security. Accessed 2 June 2013
17. Police ask residents living near The Grove hotel to show photo ID during Bilderberg meeting. Accessed 2 June 2013
18. Bilderberg: Who manages the world? Accessed 2 June 2013
19. GLOBAL WEB OF PRIVATE POWER: Bilderberg Power Masters meet in the US. Accessed 2 June 2013
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bilderberg conference: £1.3m spent on police costs

MPs say Bilderberg meetings are too secretive
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The cost of policing the recent Bilderberg conference of political and business leaders will top a million pounds, the Home Office estimates.

Policing Minister Damian Green told MPs the police budget for the four-day event, held at a hotel near Watford, was in the region of £1.3m.

But he said Hertfordshire Constabulary had received an offer of £500,000 of funding from the conference sponsors.

David Cameron, George Osborne and Ed Balls were among those to attend.

Mr Green published the details in response to a parliamentary question from Labour MP Paul Flynn, one of a number of MPs who have called for greater openness about the organisation's proceedings.

"It seems to be an unnecessary burden on the public purse," he said of the policing costs.

"I don't think anything sinister is going on there but it is public money and on that scale we are entitled to find out what is being decided there."

The proceedings of the Bilderberg Group, which has met since 1954, are not reported on under what are known as "Chatham House rules".

Ministers have dismissed claims that the Group influences the coalition as "nonsense". Ken Clarke told MPs last week that it could not arrange a conspiracy as its members could "never agree" on any subject.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What if I told you that every year since 1954 hundreds of the world's most powerful leaders have met in secret, and that we still have basically no idea what they are talking about? That the list of American attendees has included Henry Kissinger, John F. Kerry, Gerald Ford, Bill Clinton, and possibly Barack Obama? And that -- despite all that -- very few people at all are aware of these meetings?

Founded more than half a century ago, the Bilderberg Group haunts the minds of conspiracy theorists but is almost nonexistent in the consciousness of the average person. This is because the group bans the press from its meetings and shies away from any and all media coverage. The organization ensures that its gatherings remain secret by not only hiring impressive contingents of private security, but also indirectly forcing taxpayers to foot the bill to pay for a heavy police presence (despite the fact that these taxpayers cannot actually attend).

The most recent meeting was held earlier this month in the posh Grove Hotel in the UK. The whole scene was incredibly bizarre and would have been at home in any Dan Brown novel. Conspiracy theorists lined the streets to the Grove and chanted slogans as expensive cars with blacked-out windows entered the hotel's gates for the four-day conference. A massive police operation that could potentially cost British taxpayers two million pounds ensured that none of these protestors could actually get into the five-star hotel.

Remarkably, if the list of this year's attendees were its own country, it would boast a GDP in the tens of billions. Participants included everyone from UK Prime Minister David Cameron to Google CEO Eric Schmidt.

Understandably, some people are outraged -- and not just conspiracy theorists. Attending a protest outside the meeting, Labour Party MP Michael Meacher called the attendees "the real top brass of Western finance capitalism."

"These are people who are all in the most dominant positions in the governance of Western capitalism," he said. "My objection is that [the meeting is] being done in utter secrecy with the police keeping everyone else out."

Mr. Meacher said he believes the leaders gather to discuss and manage the future of Western capitalism. While this sounds like quite the accusation, other people present at the protest made even more striking allegations.

Conspiracy theorists -- some of them sporting elf ears and jedi costumes -- accused the Bilderberg Group of everything from conspiring to establish a nefarious New World Order to being a cabal of reptilian space aliens.

Personally, I think that the purpose of Bilderberg is just what it says -- to provide a private forum where powerful people can say what they want, free of "the conventions of office" or "pre-agreed positions."

Whatever the case, the conspiracy theories will almost certainly continue until Bilderberg allows some degree of press coverage.

Something tells me that won't be happening any time soon.
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Meet the Bilderbergs

June 19th, 2013
Founded in 1954, the annual Bilderberg Group conference amongst the world’s powerful elite, which has always been shrouded in mystery, took place the first week in June in the U.K. at the private, affluent, family-owned Grove Hotel in Hertfordshire, just north of Wadford. The last time the conference took place in Britain was in 1998.
Top politicians and business people from around the world were present. Among them, billionaire executives from multinational companies such as Jeff Bezos of Amazon and Eric Schmidt of Google, high-ranking political figures and even members of royal families were among the 130 or so attendees. Other guests included Henry Kissinger, David Rockefeller, Hillary and Bill Clinton, General David Petraeus, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner and former Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti. Canada was represented by Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall, former New Brunswick premier Frank McKenna, TD Bank CEO Ed Clark, Indigo Books CEO Heather Reisman and more.
This year’s topics included nationalism and populism, Africa’s challenges, cyber-warfare and European Union politics. At the meetings, individuals can be candid without fear of reprisal. Due to the private nature of the conference, the participants are not bound by the conventions of office or by pre-agreed positions. As such, they can take time to listen, reflect and gather insights.
There is no detailed agenda, no resolutions are proposed, no votes are taken, and no policy statements are issued — so they say. However, the secretive nature of Bilderberg has always had its critics, with those on the left accusing it of being a capitalist conspiracy and others seeing it as an attempt to create a planned world economy.
An excerpt from an article in the Daily Express in 1957 is an example of the extent the Bilderberg Group will go to maintain its veil of privacy:
Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands is flying to America to chair a top secret conference between the highest-ups in finance, industry and politics of Europe and America. Purpose of the meeting is ruthlessly frank off-the-record talks about the latest difficulties dividing the West. To assure secrecy and security the meeting is being held on an island off the coast of Georgia. The island is connected to the mainland by a causeway which can easily be guarded. The King and Crest Hotel has been taken over for the delegates and closed to everyone else. Surrounding streets are being roped off by police. The hotel people have been warned: “Don’t say a word to anyone.”
In this respect, little has changed since 1957. The Grove Hotel is concealed between a canal and wooded area. Participants were able to roam freely in the walled ornamental gardens, enjoying the magnificent sculptures on display.
In our age of instant communication, very little can be hidden anymore and I wonder how much longer Bilderberg will be able to maintain its secrets and its privacy.
This year’s conference was met by a large group of vocal protesters that included controversial U.S. talk-radio host, Alex Jones. Demonstrators stood behind a security barrier about half a mile from the redbrick hotel. Conspiracy theorists believe the conference is where members plot world domination.
As delegates arrived they ran after their tinted limos, shouting “scum,” “pay your taxes,” and “shame on you.” The demonstrators, who were searched for alcohol and drugs as they entered the site, gathered in the sunshine, waved anti-capitalist placards, played guitars and listened to speeches.
Forced to make themselves more public, the Bilderberg Group now have a website and this year, for the first time, there was a press office to facilitate the media in their coverage of the conference.
I question how much longer what happens at Bilderberg stays at Bilderberg. The news blackout they established all these years seems to be collapsing.
If they really want to maintain their privacy, I guess the only places left to meet is somewhere out on the high seas — or up on the moon.
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HAS THE RESISTANCE BEEN CO-OPTED?
JUNE 21, 2013 AFP

• For all their talk about the Illuminati, the bankers, the elite, the parasites and the demonic creatures, none of the speakers once mentioned the role that Zionism plays in this
By Pete Papaherakles

Bilderberg 2013 was beyond a doubt the most spectacular year for protesters against the Bilderberg group. More than 2,000 people flooded the grounds of the Grove luxury resort in Watford, in Hertfordshire’s lush British countryside, on Saturday, June 8, while another 1,500 gathered outside due to capacity restrictions, according to local police.

These numbers are off the chart compared to previous years and show an explosion that must be spreading panic into the hearts of the “Bilderberg boys,” as the late Jim Tucker liked to call them.

Hundreds of police and security officers were involved in and around the premises, and an additional £2M were requested by Watford police to cover the additional expenses. It must be noted that the police were extremely friendly and courteous, and anyone who says otherwise is lying.

The event took on the feel of a festival concert as an area about the size of two football fields was filled with primarily young people, many of whom were strumming guitars, dancing and singing, and smoking marijuana while the police within the grounds seemed to have no problems with any of it.


Former Ohio Representative Jim Traficant gave a press conference to a crowd of reporters about his take on Bilderberg and mingled with the ever-growing crowd for several hours, sharing his unique insights and experience with everyone.

At the festival, a stage was set up where speakers and entertainers addressed the public throughout the afternoon as the crowds filled the area. Two featured speakers included controversial author David Icke and radio show host Alex Jones. Icke took the stage first and opened with a tribute to Tucker.

“There’s a spirit looking down upon us at the moment, and he’s got a big smiling face and a big hat on, and until very recently we used to know him as Jim Tucker,” Icke said. “Decades ago, Jim was on the case when virtually no one had heard of the Bilderberg group, let alone what it connects to.” Icke then went on to talk about his hallmark theme of how we are all one and have to unite spiritually in order to defeat Bilderberg.

Jones came on next, in his trademark bombastic style, and the event started to resemble a professional wrestling bout as Jones began barking insults at the “New World Order scum.” He told a cheering crowd how the evil parasites wanted all of us killed or enslaved into their global tyranny. He told the crowd that “this day was the beginning of the fall of the Bilderberg group” and that “nothing could stop the justice that is coming down upon them.” “These demonic creatures, these Nazi eugenicists,” Jones bellowed, “[are] finished once and for all because the freemen of this world will no longer acquiesce to their tyranny.”

Jones also paid tribute to Tucker for tirelessly pursuing the Bilderbergers for 36 years, although he could not finish the sentence without telling the crowd about his own heroics as he worked himself up to another frenzied crescendo about the globalist “scum.” His performance continued for what seemed an eternity, culminating with growls and slogans about never surrendering, as his groupies cheered in ecstasy.

For all their talk about the Illuminati, the bankers, the elite, the parasites and the demonic creatures, none of the speakers once mentioned the role that Zionism plays in this. Don’t they know that most of the bankers, media, executives and so many of the Bilderbergers are Zionists?

So why does Jones constantly equate Bilderberg with Hitler, the Nazis and the Holocaust®? Could it be that some “critics” of Bilderberg are nothing more than tools of the Zionists who co-opted the anti-Bilderberg movement in order to lead young activists into confusion about who really runs the world and what their real agenda is?

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y. In Part 1, which appeared last week, I provided an overview examining who and what constitute the global ruling elite – often referred to as the Transnational Capitalist Class (TCC). In this second part, I will attempt to identify some of the key, dominant institutions that have facilitated and have in turn been supported by the development of this oligarchic class. This is not a study of wealth, but a study of power.

In an article for the journal International Sociology, William K. Carroll and Jean Philippe Sapinski examined the relationship between the corporate elite and the emergence of a “transnational policy-planning network,” beginning with its formation in the decades following World War II and speeding up in the 1970s with the creation of “global policy groups” and think tanks such as the World Economic Forum, in 1971, and the Trilateral Commission, in 1973, among many others.

The function of such institutions was to help mobilize and integrate the corporate elite beyond national borders, constructing a politically “organized minority.” These policy-planning organizations came to exist as “venues for discussion, strategic planning, discourse production and consensus formation on specific issues,” as well as “places where responses to crises of legitimacy are crafted,” such as managing economic, political, or environmental crises where elite interests might be threatened. These groups also often acted as “advocates for specific projects of integration, often on a regional basis.” Perhaps most importantly, the organizations “provide bridges connecting business elites to political actors (heads of states, politicians, high-ranking public servants) and elites and organic intellectuals in other fields (international organizations, military, media, academia).”

One important industry association, according to researchers Carroll and Carson in the journal Global Networks (Vol. 3, No. 1, 2003), is the International Chamber of Commerce. Launched by investment bankers in 1919, immediately following WWI, the Paris-based Chamber groups roughly 7,000 member corporations together across 130 countries, adhering to largely conservative, “free market” ideology. The “primary function” of the ICC, write Carroll and Carson, “is to institutionalize an international business perspective by providing a forum where capitalists and related professionals... can assemble and forge a common international policy framework.”

Another policy group with outsized global influence is the Bilderberg group, founded between 1952 and 1954, which provided “a context for more comprehensive international capitalist coordination and planning.” Bringing together roughly 130 elites from Western Europe and North America at annual closed meetings, “Bilderberg conferences have furnished a confidential platform for corporate, political, intellectual, military and even trade-union elites from the North Atlantic heartland to reach mutual understanding.”

As Valerie Aubourg examined in an article for the journal Intelligence and National Security (Vol. 18, No. 2, 2003), the Bilderberg meetings were organized largely at the initiative of a handful of European elites, with heavy financial backing from select American institutions including the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the CIA. The meetings incorporate leadership from the most prominent national think tanks, such as the Council on Foreign Relations, Brookings Institution, Carnegie Endowment and others from across the North Atlantic ‘community.’

Hugh Wilford, writing in the journal Diplomacy & Statecraft (Vol. 14, No. 3, 2003), identified major philanthropic foundations such as the Rockefeller, Ford, and Carnegie foundations as not only major sources of funding but also providers for much of the leadership of the Bilderberg meetings, which saw the participation of major industrial and financial firms in line with those foundations (David Rockefeller of Chase Manhattan is a good example). Bilderberg was a major force in helping to create the political, economic and strategic consensus behind constructing a common European market.

With the support of these major foundations and their leadership, the Bilderberg meetings became a powerful global tool of the elites, not only in creating the European Union but in designing the process of globalization itself. Will Hutton, a former Bilderberg member, once referred to the group as “the high priests of globalization,” and a former Bilderberg steering committee member, Denis Healey,once noted: “To say we were striving for a one-world government is exaggerated, but not wholly unfair...we felt that a single community throughout the world would be a good thing.”

The large industrial foundations have played a truly profound – and largely overlooked – role in the shaping of modern society. The ‘Robber Baron’ industrial fortunes of the late 19th century – those of Morgan, Rockefeller, Carnegie, Harriman, Vanderbilt, etc. – sought to shape a new order in which they would maintain a dominant influence throughout society. They founded major American universities (often named after themselves) such as Vanderbilt, or the University of Chicago which was founded by John D. Rockefeller.



It was through their institutions that they sought to produce new elites to manage a new society, atop of which they sat. These universities became the harbingers of modern social sciences, seeking to "reform" society to fit the needs of those who dominated it; to engage in social engineering with the purpose of social control. It was in this context that the Carnegie Corporation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and later the Ford Foundation and others were founded: as engines of social engineering. One of their principal aims was to shape the development of the social sciences – and their exportation around the world to other industrial and imperial powers like Great Britain, and beyond. The social sciences were to facilitate the “scientific management” of society, and the foundations were the patrons of "social control."

The Rockefeller, Carnegie and Ford foundations were instrumental in providing funding, organization and personnel for the development of major American and international think tanks such as the Council on Foreign Relations, which became essential to the emergence of a dominant and entrenched U.S. business class linking academia, political, strategic, corporate and financial elites. The Rockefeller and Ford foundations in particular constructed the field of modern political science and "Area Studies" with a view to educating a class of people who would be prepared to help manage a global empire.

They were also prominent in developing the educational system for black Americans designed to keep them relegated to labor and “vocational” training. They helped found many prominent universities in Africa, Asia and Latin America to train indigenous elites with a "Western" education in the social sciences, to ensure continuity between a domestic and international elite, between core and periphery, empire and protectorate.

Another major policy planning group is the Trilateral Commission, created out of the Bilderberg meetings as a separate transnational think tank and founded by Chase Manhattan CEO (and Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations) David Rockefeller along with academic-turned-policymaker Zbigniew Brzezinski in 1973. The Trilateral Commission linked the elites from Western Europe, North America and Japan (hence “trilateral”), and it now also includes members from China, India and a range of other Pacific-East Asian countries.

Consisting of a membership of roughly 350 individuals from finance, corporations, media, think tanks, foundations, academia and political circles, the Trilateral Commission (TC) has been immensely influential as a forum facilitating the development and integration of a "transnational elite." The aim of the TC was “to foster closer cooperation among these core industrialized areas of the world with shared leadership responsibilities in the wider international system.”

The most famous report issued by the Trilateral Commission in the mid-1970s suggested that due to the popular activism of the 1960s, there was a “crisis of democracy” that it defined as an “excess of democracy,” which needed to be reduced in order for “democracy to function effectively.” According to the Trilateral Commission, what was needed was increased “apathy and noninvolvement on the part of some individuals and groups” to counter the “crisis” being caused by “a highly educated, mobilized, and participant society.”

Moving elsewhere, the World Economic Forum, founded in 1971, convenes annually in Davos, Switzerland and was originally designed “to secure the patronage of the Commission of European Communities, as well as the encouragement of Europe’s industry associations” and “to discuss European strategy in an international marketplace.” The WEF has since expanded its membership and mandate, as Carroll and Carson noted, “organized around a highly elite core of transnational capitalists (the 'Foundation Membership') – which it currently limits to '1000 of the foremost global enterprises’.” The meetings include prominent individuals from the scientific community, academics, the media, NGOs and many other policy groups.

Another major policy planning group emerged in the mid-1990s with an increased focus on environmental issues, called the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), which “instantly became the pre-eminent business voice on the environment” with a 1997 membership of 123 top corporate executives, tasked with bringing the “voice” of big business to the process of international efforts to address environmental concerns (and thus, to secure their own interests).

Among other prominent think tanks and policy-planning boards helping to facilitate and integrate a transnational network of elites are many nation-based organizations, particularly in the United States, such as with the Council on Foreign Relations, the Brookings Institution and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), among many others. The advisory boards to these organizations provide an important forum through which transnational elites may help to influence the policies of many separate nations, and most importantly, the world’s most powerful nation: the United States.

The Council on Foreign Relations, founded in 1921, refers to itself as “an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher,” with roughly 4,700 members. It is largely based in New York with affiliate offices in Washington D.C. and elsewhere. The CFR is, and has been, at the heart of the American foreign policy establishment, bringing together elites from academia, government, the media, intelligence, military, financial and corporate institutions.

The CFR worked in close cooperation with the U.S. government during World War II to design the post-War world over which America would reign supreme. The Council was active in establishing the “Grand Areas” of the American Empire, and in maintaining extensive influence over the foreign policy of the United States.

As Carroll and Carson noted, there is a prominent relationship between those individuals who sit on multiple corporate boards and those who sit on the boards of prominent national and transnational policy-planning groups, “suggesting a highly centralized corporate-policy network.”

Studying 622 corporate directors and 302 organizations (five of which were the major policy-planning groups: ICC, Bilderberg, Trilateral Commission, World Economic Forum and World Business Council for Sustainable Development), Carroll and Carson assessed this network of transnational elites with data leading up to 1996, and concluded: “The international network is primarily a configuration of national corporate networks, integrated for the most part through the affiliations of a few dozen individuals who either hold transnational corporate directorships or serve on two or more policy boards.”

Out of the sample of 622 individuals, they found roughly 105 individuals (94 “transnational corporate linkers” and 11 others “whose corporate affiliations are not transnational but who sit on multiple global policy boards”) making up “the most immediate structural contributions to transnational class formation.” At the “core” of this network were 17 corporate directors, primarily European and North American, largely linked by the transnational policy groups, with the Trilateral Commission as “the most centrally positioned.” This network, they noted, “is highly centralized in terms of the individuals and organizations that participate in it.”

In undertaking a follow-up study of data between 1996 and 2006, published in the journal International Sociology (Vol. 25, No. 4, 2010), Carroll and Sapinski expanded the number of policy-planning groups from five to 11, including the original five (ICC, Bilderberg, TC, WEF, and WBCSD), but adding to them the Council on Foreign Relations (through its International Advisory Board), the UN Global Compact (through its advisory board), the European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT), founded in 1983, the EU-Japan Business Round Table, the Transatlantic Business Dialogue, and the North American Competitiveness Council.

The results of their research found that among the corporate directors, “policy-board membership has shifted towards the transnationalists, who come to comprise a larger segment of the global corporate elite,” and that there was a growing group of elites “made up of individuals with one or more transnational policy-board affiliations.” As Carroll and Sapinski concluded:

"The corporate-policy network is highly centralized, at both the level of individuals and that of organizations. Its inner circle is a tightly interwoven ensemble of politically active business leaders; its organizational core includes the Trilateral Commission, the Bilderberg Conference, the European Round Table of Industrialists and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, surrounded by other policy boards and by the directorates of leading industrial corporations and financial institutions based in capitalism’s core regions."

Organizations like the European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT) are not think tanks, but rather, industry organizations (exclusively representing the interests and individuals of major corporations), wielding significant influence over political and social elites. As Bastiaan van Apeldoorn wrote in the journal New Political Economy (Vol. 5, No. 2, 2000), the ERT “developed into an elite platform for an emergent European transnational capitalist class from which it can formulate a common strategy and – on the basis of that strategy – seek to shape European socioeconomic governance through its privileged access to the European institutions.”



In 1983, the ERT was formed as an organization of 17 major European industrialists (which has since expanded to several dozen members), with the proclaimed objective being “to revitalize European industry and make it competitive again, and to speed up the process of unification of the European common market.” Wisse Dekker, former Chairman of the ERT, once stated: “I would consider the Round Table to be more than a lobby group as it helps to shape policies. The Round Table’s relationship with Brussels [the EU] is one of strong co-operation. It is a dialogue which often begins at a very early stage in the development of policies and directives.”

The ERT was a central institution in the re-launching of European integration from the 1980s onward, and as former European Commissioner (and former ERT member) Peter Sutherland stated, “one can argue that the whole completion of the internal market project was initiated not by governments but by the Round Table, and by members of it... And I think it played a fairly consistent role subsequently in dialoguing with the Commission on practical steps to implement market liberalization.” Sutherland also explained that the ERT and its members “have to be at the highest levels of companies and virtually all of them have unimpeded access to government leaders because of the position of their companies... So, by definition, each member of the ERT has access at the highest level to government.”

Other notable industry associations include the Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE), formerly called the Business Council on National Issues (BCNI), a group comprised of Canada’s top 150 CEOs who were a major force for the promotion and implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The CCCE remains one of the most influential “interest groups” in Canada.

In the United States there are prominent industry associations like the Business Council, the Business Roundtable, and the Financial Services Forum. The Business Council describes itself as “a voluntary association of business leaders whose members meet several times a year for the free exchange of ideas both among themselves and with thought leaders from many sectors.”

Likewise, the Business Roundtable describes itself as “an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies with more than $7.3 trillion in annual revenues,” which believes that “businesses should play an active and effective role in the formation of public policy.”

Finally, the Financial Services Forum proclaims itself to be “a non-partisan financial and economic policy organization” which aims “to pursue policies that encourage savings and investment, promote an open and competitive global marketplace, and ensure the opportunity of people everywhere to participate fully and productively in the 21st-century global economy.”

These are among some of the many institutions which will be researched and examined in greater detail throughout the Global Power Project. In the next installment, I will be examining not only the societal and economic results of these dominant institutions of power, but the specific individuals — and in some cases family dynasties — that wield significant influence nationally and globally.

Andrew Gavin Marshall is an independent researcher and writer based in Montreal, Canada. He is Project Manager of The People’s Book Project, head of the Geopolitics Division of the Hampton Institute, Research Director for Occupy.com’s Global Power Project and host of a weekly podcast show at BoilingFrogsPost.


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World Bank Insider Blows Whistle on Corruption, Federal Reserve
by THETOTALCOLLAPSE.COM on JUNE 24, 2013


A former insider at the World Bank, ex-Senior Counsel Karen Hudes, says the global financial system is dominated by a small group of corrupt, power-hungry figures centered around the privately owned U.S. Federal Reserve. The network has seized control of the media to cover up its crimes, too, she explained. In an interview withThe New American, Hudes said that when she tried to blow the whistle on multiple problems at the World Bank, she was fired for her efforts. Now, along with a network of fellow whistleblowers, Hudes is determined to expose and end the corruption. And she is confident of success.

Citing an explosive 2011 Swiss study published in the PLOS ONE journal on the “network of global corporate control,” Hudes pointed out that a small group of entities — mostly financial institutions and especially central banks — exert a massive amount of influence over the international economy from behind the scenes. “What is really going on is that the world’s resources are being dominated by this group,” she explained, adding that the “corrupt power grabbers” have managed to dominate the media as well. “They’re being allowed to do it.”

According to the peer-reviewed paper, which presented the first global investigation of ownership architecture in the international economy, transnational corporations form a “giant bow-tie structure.” A large portion of control, meanwhile, “flows to a small tightly-knit core of financial institutions.” The researchers described the core as an “economic ‘super-entity’” that raises important issues for policymakers and researchers. Of course, the implications are enormous for citizens as well.

Hudes, an attorney who spent some two decades working in the World Bank’s legal department, has observed the machinations of the network up close. “I realized we were now dealing with something known as state capture, which is where the institutions of government are co-opted by the group that’s corrupt,” she told The New American in a phone interview. “The pillars of the U.S. government — some of them — are dysfunctional because of state capture; this is a big story, this is a big cover up.”

At the heart of the network, Hudes said, are 147 financial institutions and central banks — especially the Federal Reserve, which was created by Congress but is owned by essentially a cartel of private banks. “This is a story about how the international financial system was secretly gamed, mostly by central banks — they’re the ones we are talking about,” she explained. “The central bankers have been gaming the system. I would say that this is a power grab.”

The Fed in particular is at the very center of the network and the coverup, Hudes continued, citing a policy and oversight body that includes top government and Fed officials. Central bankers have also been manipulating gold prices, she added, echoing widespread concerns that The New American has documented extensively. Indeed, even the inaccurate World Bank financial statements that Hudes has been trying to expose are linked to the U.S. central bank, she said.

“The group that we’re talking about from the Zurich study — that’s the Federal Reserve; it has some other pieces to it, but that’s the Federal Reserve,” Hudes explained. “So the Federal Reserve secretly dominated the world economy using secret, interlocking corporate directorates, and terrorizing anybody who managed to figure out that they were having any kind of role, and putting people in very important positions so that they could get a free pass.”

The shadowy but immensely powerful Bank for International Settlements serves as “the club of these private central bankers,” Hudes continued. “Now, are people going to want interest on their country’s debts to continue to be paid to that group when they find out the secret tricks that that group has been doing? Don’t forget how they’ve enriched themselves extraordinarily and how they’ve taken taxpayer money for the bailout.”

As far as intervening in the gold price, Hudes said it was an effort by the powerful network and its central banks to “hold onto its paper currency” — a suspicion shared by many analysts and even senior government officials. The World Bank whistleblower also said that contrary to official claims, she did not believe there was any gold being held in Fort Knox. Even congressmen and foreign governments have tried to find out if the precious metals were still there, but they met with little success. Hudes, however, believes the scam will eventually come undone.

“This is like crooks trying to figure out where they can go hide. It’s a mafia,” she said. “These culprits that have grabbed all this economic power have succeeded in infiltrating both sides of the issue, so you will find people who are supposedly trying to fight corruption who are just there to spread disinformation and as a placeholder to trip up anybody who manages to get their act together.… Those thugs think that if they can keep the world ignorant, they can bleed it longer.”

Of course, the major corruption at the highest levels of government and business is not a new phenomenon. Georgetown University historian and Professor Carroll Quigley, who served as President Bill Clinton’s mentor, for example, wrote about the scheme in his 1966 book Tragedy And Hope: A History Of The World In Our Time. The heavyweight academic, who was allowed to review documents belonging to the top echelons of the global establishment, even explained how the corrupt system would work — remarkably similar to what Hudes describes.

“The powers of financial capitalism had a far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole,” wrote Prof. Quigley, who agreed with the goals but not the secrecy. “This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world’s central banks which were themselves private corporations.”

But it is not going to happen, Hudes said — at least not if she has something do to with it. While the media are dominated by the “power grabber” network, Hudes has been working with foreign governments, reporters, U.S. officials, state governments, and a broad coalition of fellow whistleblowers to blow the entire scam wide open. There has been quite a bit of interest, too, particularly among foreign governments and state officials in the United States.

Citing the wisdom of America’s Founding Fathers in creating a federal system of government with multiple layers of checks and balances, Hudes said she was confident that the network would eventually be exposed and subjected to the rule of law, stopping the secret corruption. If and when that happens — even if it may be disorderly — Hudes says precious metals will once again play a role in imposing discipline on the monetary system. The rule of law would also be restored, she said, and the public will demand a proper press to stay informed.

“We’re going to have a cleaned-up financial system, that’s where it is going, but in the meantime, people who didn’t know how the system was gamed are going to find out,” she said. “We’re going to have a different kind of international financial system…. It’ll be a new kind of world where people know what’s going on — no more backroom deals; that’s not going to keep happening. We’re going to have a different kind of media if people don’t want to be dominated and controlled, which I don’t think they do.”

While Hudes sounded upbeat, she recognizes that the world is facing serious danger right now — there are even plans in place to impose martial law in the United States, she said. The next steps will be critical for humanity. As such, Hudes argues, it is crucial that the people of the world find out about the lawlessness, corruption, and thievery that are going on at the highest levels — and put a stop to it once and for all. The consequences of inaction would be disastrous.
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BRITISH CABAL UNDER FIRE
JUNE 27, 2013 AFP

• Prime Minister, Chancellor of the Exchequer asked to explain presence at Bilderberg meeting

By Mark Anderson

Not long ago, there was a near-total news blackout of the annual meeting of the Bilderberg group. This year, however, that came to an abrupt end.

On June 10, the secretive gathering became the focus of intense debate in the UK Parliament when Parliament member Michael Meacher demanded that top officials in Prime Minister David Cameron’s administration explain their involvement with Bilderberg to the British people.

Earlier, Meacher conducted press conferences on the grounds outside this year’s Bilderberg meeting in the UK. There, he offered assurances that he planned to go to Parliament to raise the issue of Bilderberg, even though the very word “Bilderberg” is never mentioned, let alone substantively discussed. This writer took note of that startling announcement when interviewing Meacher on June 6, right after his arrival outside the Grove Hotel where the 61st Bilderberg meeting was held, near Watford, England.



Addressing Parliament, Meacher said the Bilderberg gatherings include key people from the European Union, the World Trade Organization, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank and leading politicians from the U.S., Canada, the Eurozone and the UK.

“Though they were clearly discussing some of the biggest issues confronting the world economy at this time,” he added, “why have we had no [formal] statement, either from the prime minister, or from the chancellor [George Osborne] . . . all of whom attended in an official capacity?”

Meacher then directly addressed Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, who is responsible for all financial and economic matters in England and was among the UK officials at Bilderberg this year.

“I rise to ask the chancellor of the exchequer to now make a statement on the Bilderberg conference which he attended,” said Meacher.

Jeers and boisterous remarks, typical of the passionate and often entertaining sessions of the British Parliament, greeted statements made by several UK officials during a 20-minute discussion of Bilderberg.

Undaunted, Meacher pressed on: “One hundred thirty of the world’s top decision-makers don’t travel thousands of miles simply for a cozy chat. They had come here in order to concert their plans to deal with a particularly awkward stage in Western capitalism, and, as such, we, the public, are entitled to ask some questions and to hold them to account.”

He added that Cameron, who claims to be seeking much greater transparency in government and wants to reduce the influence of lobbyists, still turned around and attended Bilderberg’s “undemocratic cabal” behind sealed doors.



Mark Anderson is AFP’s roving editor. Listen to Mark’s weekly radio show and email him at truthhound2@yahoo.com.


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Payvand Iran News ...

07/02/13
Guardian Council: The Iranian Bilderberg
Opinion article by Sina Alavi

"Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty." -Thomas Jefferson
What the hay is a Bilderberg? Is it some kind of disease like Lou Gehrig?

Actually, for people who live in the Western World, Europe and North America, it is a disease and one that they can't cure.

In reality, Bilderberg is a group of influential elites which control the destiny of "their" people in Europe and North America. This entity called Bilderberg was founded in 1954 in Netherlands, at a Hotel called Bilderberg, Hence the name Bilderberg Group. The main goal of this group is to ensure the power and money stays in the hands of a few who make decisions for the rest of the people by controlling the political, financial, and social activities. Since 1954 this Group has held annual meetings to set the course for the coming year throughout the Western countries and beyond. Some of the other participants in these meetings are Intelligence Services from all major countries in the Western World, including Israel. Needless to say all members of the Group are ardent Zionist.


Bilderberg Group (source: the-real-truth.org)
It sounds like a tall order to control behavior of so many people. But, this Group has been at it for a long time. The creation of this group was probably the final act to complete the machinery for managing the policies for years to come. And, we have witnessed it work up until 2011 when there were some short lived protests by Occupy Wall Street and some other movements.

As far as the elites of Europe were concerned, it was timely and necessary to found the Bilderberg Group. Europe has just come out of the second devastating war and it was in the rebuilding process and the mass communication was growing rapidly which meant people had access to airwaves and they were capable of politically moving in any direction they desired. The Group's main goal was to manage public opinion in a direction that would make them subordinate to the system and the net result would be subservient consumers.

To understand how this was accomplished, we need to go back a few decades, even before the First World War. In Europe's major countries, the financial conglomerate had already established a private central bank, such as Bank of England, even though to this day people of those countries think the central banks are owned by the Government but in reality these banks are owned by Rothschild's and Warburg's. As an interesting side note- Rothschild's were the leader of the British Jewish community who started the work on establishing the State of Israel. At any rate, the only important western country without a central bank was the United States. The United States economy was growing at the tremendous rate surpassing all European countries and the only way for the elites to keep the power and money was to make sure the United States would follow suit and establish a private central bank that was owned by the elites. That would ensure the stream of money through consumption and Taxation will end up in the pockets of the few.

Europeans had tried in the mid 1830's to establish a central bank in the United States but Andrew Jackson had run them out of town at that time. In 1910, the situation was different, with industries growing in America; more American elitist had no respect for the constitution. Their goal was with the help of Rothschild's and Warburg's establish a private central bank. One of the stated goals of this bank was in case of a collapse of the banking system, to shift all the losses from the bank owners to the taxpayers. The only problem was they could not come out and announce establishment of a central bank that was private. So, the European elites along with rich Senators and the Rockefeller's and Morgan's, they held a secret meeting in Jekyll Island to conceive this private bank called Federal Reserve. The intention of picking a name like that was to mislead the public from the fact the bank was private; the same reason central bank of England was Bank of England. And that worked, over a hundred years has passed and most Americans think Federal Reserve is a Government institution where in reality, Federal Reserve is not Federal and there are no reserves. The Federal Reserve Banks are not even banks.

In 1913, American people were hit by two new agencies that changed their lives for years to come. First it was the ratification of the Sixteenth Amendment that brought us the IRS. An agency accountable to no one and more powerful than Mafia for collecting taxes on income. Next was a new entity that was conceived on Jekyll Island, called the Federal Reserve. These two new components would play big roles in what the elites had in mind for average citizen in years to come. Also these two agencies along with Treasury Department created triangle which I call the "Debt Triangle", more treacherous than Bermuda triangle.

While these events were taking place in the U.S., Europe was about to get into what is known as World War I or the Great War. A war that was brought to home turf for the reason of inter-imperialist rivalry due to the fact that a little minnow, called Ottoman Empire was breaking up and there were land to grab. The Ottoman Empire was pretty much broken up in the prior century, but the Middle East was taking the center stage as the provider of the energy and WWI provided the mechanism for European powers to take over the land at their will and draw up maps as they wished. Keeping in mind, the Balfour Declaration, that took place in 1917, set the stage for creation of the State of Israel that happened some thirty years later.

During the WWI, European elites were trying to get the U.S. to enter the war. Even the big banks, like JP Morgan, were footing the bill for the U.S. to get into the Great War. This was a common practice of the bankers to finance wars and reap the benefit at the peace time by collecting payments. This was done by the Bank of England which was owned by Rothschild's and France's Rothschild Banking during the England and France one hundred year war. JP Morgan who was a representative of Rothschild's dynasty in the U.S. was trying to implement the same strategy. The only issue was that the sentiment in the U.S. was pro German. The challenge was to change the sentiment of the people towards Germany and make it favorable towards England and France.

To solve this problem, Woodrow Wilson, established a Committee called Committee on Public Information (CPI). This Committee recruited from business, media, academia, and the art world and used advertising techniques to disseminated propaganda on a large scale. They also established 'voluntary guidelines' for the news media. One of the main characters hired by CPI was a Jewish Zionist named, Edward Louis Bernays, who was also Sigmund Freud's nephew, and worked in the field of public relations and propaganda. His mission was to influence public opinion towards supporting American participation in World War I. He was so successful in his work that Americans lined up to go and die in for nothing. Over one hundred thousand Americans died for a war with no peace treaty at the end.

Mr. Bernays was so impressed with his own work that he decided to move on to Madison Avenue and joined Advertising and Public Relations firms. Mr. Bernays who believed people are stupid and not to be trusted, had done a good job while at CPI so he figured he can use the same techniques to fool people in favor of Corporations. As an example of his work for corporation is the work he had done for the tobacco companies. He used techniques like third party advocacy, subliminal message reinforcement, junk science, phony front groups, advocacy advertising, and buying favorable news reporting with advertising dollars. One of his main goals was to get women to smoke and he was able to come up with the message of "freedom" meaning selling cigarettes to women as a symbol of liberation.

Of course, he did not quit helping the Government with their mischiefs. He also takes credit for facilitating the U.S. government to overthrow the democratically elected president of Guatemala, General Jacobo Arbenz Guzman in 1954.

At any rate, Mr. Bernays believed that since people are stupid they were needed to be manipulated by self-appointed superior beings. And, he used his old slogan of "Make the World Safe for Democracy" to brainwash people. He saw his skills as a tool for democratic government. Mr. Bernays effort had the most impact for the Bilderberg Group in later years. He had shown how people can be fooled if you control the media. Since all the media outlets were controlled by the Bilderberg members, it was easy to shape people's opinion as they wished.

The other significant event prior to the establishment of the Bilderberg Group was the Second World War which was another War between the Colonial powers that resulted in the elites and the Zionists in England and France to consolidate power with the help of the United States. By end of the Second World War, a new map of the World has emerged and remained in place up to the breakup of the Soviet Union. This map provided the boundaries for the elites and Zionists to launch their takeover of the Western World citizens.

Let's fast forward to the 21st century. We went back over one hundred years to find the roots of what's called Western Democracy. A phenomenon Westerners pride themselves with and lecture rest of the World. What can be said about the Bilderberg Group is that their goal is to provide comfort and safety for their people, it's just that people are not free to think on their own and of course they should not be aware of the fact they are manipulated by a system that has been devised over past many decades. No human being likes to be told what to do. So, the best solution is to engrain certain beliefs and values in their lives through every aspect of the daily activities. In return, the Group provides better life and security.

Now that we learned about the Bilderberg Group, let's see how the Guardian Council of Iran compares to this. The Iranian Government is relatively a young Government, but they realized early on that they cannot have everyone in position of power. Even amassing money in a wrong hand would endanger the system. Then, the question was how to ensure the power and money stays in the hands of "right" people.

The goal of the Guardian Council is the same as the Bilderberg Group, to define a boundary for people's political activity. But the difference is that the Guardian Council is not providing people with a better life they are looking for- they could blame other countries for sanctions and come up with other reasons, but at the end of the day if you cannot put bread on the table for your family you are not happy. Not only they cannot provide the bread for the people, they cannot even provide the entertainment people need in their lives. On the opposite, they try to regulate people's behavior and dictate morality to people. Compare this to what the Bilderberg Group is providing, following the "Bread and Clown" model, they make sure people in the West are not in any shortage and they are entertained on regular basis, after all the members of the Group own all the media outlets and all the consumer staples companies. And when it comes to regulating people's morality, not only they do not regulate people's behavior, they actually provide what people are looking for. Most Brothels from Spain to Costa Rica to Hamburg to Amsterdam are owned by the Bilderberg Group. The **** industry is owned by the members of the Bilderberg Group.

Before getting to the "Bread and Clown" model, years earlier, the "Guns and butter" model was implemented. Today's version of the "Guns and butter" has been transformed into the "Welfare / Warfare" model to complement the "Bread and Clown" model. The fact is Iranian Government cannot even implement any of these systems. Most glaring difference between the Bilderberg Group and the Guardian Council is their subjects. In the West, people are already programmed to genuinely accept the system as a Democracy, so they really do not question the system. The amazing reality is that people with the highest level of education go to their churches and participate in the election without considering the fact things don't change election after election. Take for example Obama who replaced Bush, what were the big changes he brought in domestic or foreign policy- more drones on faraway peoples, destroying Libya, talks about bombing Syria, modernizing nuke weapons, tightening belts a notch higher for residents in the US, and jacking up police surveillance, let's not forget Tuesday morning meeting to pick the kill list with possible American Citizens on the list- but he does it with a nice smile on this face.

You just wonder, why in a country of over 300 million, the choices in 2008 election were McCain and Obama, or in 2012 the choices were Romney and Obama.

Here is why.

The Bilderberg Steering Committee members met in Chantilly, Virginia, in summer of 2008 and 2012. Ever wonder why they held meetings in the U.S. in those years. Yes, those were the election years. They were here to vet out the front runners as the Primaries were going on. No average American ever knew that Obama and Hillary Clinton disappeared from the campaign trail for forty eight hours. Where did they go? They were meeting with the Bilderberg Group. They had to satisfy the elites before given a green light to move forward. Getting the green light from this group means massive support of their media and lots of money. It is not cheap to become a president in America. It cost Mr. Obama a cool billion for each election. It also would have been awkward for these candidates to fly out of the country mid-election to face the Bilderberg Group for questioning, which may wake the people up as to what's going on behind closed doors.

One may wonder what is it that Bilderberg Group is asking these candidates to do. The answer is very simple. They ask the candidates to pass laws that would favor their corporations with no regards to the impact the new law may have on people's lives and livelihood. The Bilderberg needs these stooges to sell their plans to average Joe. Globalizations, Euro, European Union, and NAFTA are only a few high level policies passed into law which has had profound devastating effect on people.

One of the most recent events that the Bilderberg Group policies are responsible for is the situation in Turkey. For anyone who has traveled to Turkey for the past forty years, it is obvious how this country has progressed. But, this progress is on the surface and it is at the expense of its citizens. If you have lived in Turkey, you would know their citizens are the most patient people with the most modest life style. If these people are speaking up, the oppression must be tremendous. Interesting enough, the only non-western country that has hosted the Bilderberg Group meetings is Turkey. Since its inception, three meetings have been held in Turkey with the last one in 2007. Turkey has been more accommodating to hand over its people to this Group. It is a great demonstration of lack respect for people and their culture. The Government is not even allowing a small green area be left alone for the people, instead it is handing over to the international corporation who only have their profit in mind. Who gives a hoot about people and their history, the bottom line is more important.

The protest in Turkey is very similar, not in essence, but as a reaction to stifling that exits in society, to the Occupy Wall Street. And probably just like the OWS protests, in dismay of many, the one in Turkey will fizzle out. The disappointing part of these protests is that the protesters are barking at the wrong tree, the real problem is that their Governments be it in Turkey or in the U.S. are implementing laws that have been dictated by the elites in the Group. So, these protests erupt with random reaction to some random events and die out without the protesters having any clue on what went on.

The way these events die out is a testimony to the success Bernays had in his controlling people's mind. Bernays did change the world and not for better. He definitely proved that our subconscious is very malleable. 'It was, of course, the astounding success of propaganda during the war that opened the eyes of the intelligent few in all departments of life to the possibilities of regimenting the public mind,' wrote Bernays in his 1928 bombshell Propaganda. 'It was only natural, after the war ended, that intelligent persons should ask themselves whether it was not possible to apply a similar technique to the problems of peace.'"

The mind is perfectly programmed and cannot perceive any other notion but what has been fed year over year through mainstream media; Otherwise, why people would go to voting booth election after election with no difference in results. It's been said if you do the same thing over and over and expect a different result you must be insane.

The question is not how the free world, the Western World, can tolerate and justify an organization like this. The question is what would make people see the reality and realize the whole thing is a canard. There are so many events that should make people skeptical about the whole process that you would think, they will realize that they are being fooled. The current events from Mass Surveillance Projects by the Government over the phone records to AP email Address disclosure or the mining information from Internet companies including Google and Facebook shows the level of paranoia in the Government and how the Government don't event trust their own main stream media.

While the West is maintaining their grip over its citizens, the Iranian Government is having a hard time to manage its people. To prove it, ask anyone in the U.S. about the Bilderberg Group and their role, in all likelihood no one would know what this group is, let alone what their role would be. And if you tell them about this group and try to explain to them what this Group does, they laugh you out. Even if you find a few who may know what the Bilderberg Group is, they would not care- they would rather keep going the way it is. Like in the movie Matrix, they have taken the blue pill and loving it.

Compare that to asking an Iranian about the Guardian Council and what their role is. You don't need to ask them any questions; they will lecture you thoroughly on who they are and what they do. But, still there are too many numbers of people in Iran that they would rather live like Cypher, the character from the Movie Matrix, who willingly was part of the system and loved it.

In conclusion, the task on hand is to not participate in these faux elections and rather spend the time talking to other people about how these systems are stealing their liberty. More people don't vote more the process become illegitimate. The names Guardian Council or the Bilderberg Group can be used interchangeably. We will witness the same shenanigan in the next election here. The Bilderberg Group will be in town sometime in summer of 2016 to make sure the American people vote for the right person. After all people are stupid and need someone to tell them who to vote for. As an interesting point, Mr. Bill Clinton who was the subject of vetting process by this Group back in the year 1992, passed his terms with flying colors by making NAFTA the law of the land, even though the damage done to the American industries were irreparable. Now, Mr. Clinton is a member of the Bilderberg Group. A president who filed for personal bankruptcy while he was in the White House, now his personal wealth is close to a billion dollars.

It is time to exit the Matrix before sucking the life out of us.

For those interested, here is an article I wrote four years ago on this subject and Payvand was kind enough to publish it.

http://www.payvand.com/news/13/jul/1011.html

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Who Rules The World?
Bilderberg, Oosterbeek, THE NETHERLANDS (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From the Hellfire Club to the Illuminati, from the Freemasons to the Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and the Temple of Solomon (i.e., Knights Templar) – to that list add the Bilderberg Group and the Trilateral Commission, and you develop a persistent delusion (yes, a delusion, or maybe fantasy or wishful thinking) that the super-rich are working shoulder to shoulder, plotting and directing the fate of the world.

Based on extensively researching and working with the exceptionally wealthy, as well as examining this point of view, I find that these grand conspiracies make good bedtime stories, and more profitably, exciting novels and movies. However, they lack substance.
While it’s easy to see the super-rich selectively looking for ways to cooperate and benefit from their wealth and position, it’s very much a function of the strength of weak ties, or more often, leveraging their close professional and business relationships. In amassing their great fortunes, they look to work with other people – some of them also exceptionally wealthy – to become ever more successful and amass greater wealth, and even to be smart about giving their wealth away, not to form an impossible-to-coordinate cabal.

One of the self-made super-rich pointed out that almost all the countries throughout the world are kakistocracies (the rule of the worst). She firmly believes it’s impossible to effectively manage such unwieldy structures, in which governmental bodies are perpetually at war with each other and themselves. In her view, it’s ludicrous to imagine a small group of individuals, no matter how great their genius, cleverness, and determination, actually administering such a morass.

Another member of this cohort explained that while the extremely wealthy he knows – and he knows quite a few – are all at some level egomaniacs, not one of them suffers from theomania. In many cases, the self-made super-rich are interested in increasing their financial and political stature. These agendas don’t leave a lot of opportunities for the type of long-term cooperation required for ongoing world domination.

When considering the possibility of a vast cabal of super-rich manipulating the world’s population, it’s crucial to recognize that they don’t have much consensus among themselves on a wide-ranging array of political and philosophical issues save for the idea that creating great personal fortunes is a good thing – at least for them. Billionaires, for example, readily line up on all sides of the political spectrum, and they put their money behind their beliefs.

Occam’s razor better explains the seeming coordination among the super-rich than an absurdly and farcically complicated conspiracy theory that proposes they are deviously plotting at Davos or the Bohemian Grove, or better yet, at some fortified secret chateau nestled high in the mountains, reachable only by armored gondola or helicopter, or some well-guarded private island accessible only by seaplane or submarine.

Logic notwithstanding, the belief in the world-dominating cabal is not going away. In fact, some see the dearth of evidence as proof of its existence. It proves just how cunning and devious the super-rich can be.

In my dealings with the super-rich and those on their way to the financial pinnacle, I haven’t seen a shred of solid evidence of such a conspiracy. Then again, if the super-rich were to meet at a secret castle to determine the fate of humanity, and I was at the proceeding, would I—and could I—share that information?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/russalanprince/2013/07/22/who-rules-the-world/
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