On the surface, Bilderberg is a yearly meeting with high-powered, international leaders in the areas of politics and finance.Â They supposedly discuss such issues as oil prices, nuclear arms, global warming, and the various wars and political upheavals that afflict the planet at any given time.Â I say â€œsupposedly discussâ€ because no one is actually told what goes on at these super secret, highly guarded, and mysterious annual meetings.Â But why?Â These issues seem like the types of things that all people should know about, right?Â Well, it doesnâ€™t really matter what the people think, this exclusive group doesnâ€™t really care what you think about these things and theyâ€™re not going to bother telling you!
The Bilderberg group started in Holland in 1954 and is named after the Hotel Bilderberg where the first meeting was held.Â The location changes each year and world leaders and others make the trip annually, though theyâ€™d rather you didnâ€™t know that.Â The group went to great lengths to deny that it actually existed until very recently, due simply to the fact that cameras are everywhere now and itâ€™s hard even for world leaders to evade them.Â So, they do now acknowledge the existence of the Bilderberg group, but theyâ€™re not happy about it.Â At the 2006 meeting in Canada, Hilary Clinton was spotted in the area at the time of the meeting, but no one in her camp would neither deny nor confirm her attendance.Â Whatâ€™s with all this secrecy anyway?Â What do they have to hide?
Sure, maybe it is just a stodgy meeting with old guys in suits discussing dry topics like world finance, pollution, and industry trends, but then why perpetuate this secret image?Â It only makes people more suspicious anyway!Â Reporters are not welcome inside, confidential minutes are kept, yet names are not noted, meeting locations are kept secret (until the press unearths it), and membership is denied by its own members.Â They donâ€™t even have a website!Â Even my 10 year old niece has a website, but this important group of the worldâ€™s leaders does not?Â Whatâ€™s really going on here?
If you listen to conspiracy theorists and others, you might believe that this group of powerful men and women is controlling the world behind its mysterious closed doors.Â Many people believe that Bilderberg is responsible for the Oklahoma City bombing, both World Trade Center attacks, the invasion of Iraq, the downfall of Slobodan Milosevic, as well as rising oil prices!Â The 2006 meeting was rumored to have discussed whether or not Iran would be invaded next.
If you listen to the Bilderberg group, you might think thatâ€™s all a bunch of bullhonkery!Â Their response to the criticism is that the group simply gets together for a good old fashioned pow-wow to talk about world issues, not control them.Â Perhaps, but then why not publish these discussions after the fact?Â What donâ€™t they want us to know?Â Is it like Fight Clubâ€¦the first rule in Bilderberg is that there is no Bilderberg?Â What are they trying to hide?Â And if theyâ€™re not trying to hide something, whatâ€™s with all the smoke and mirrors?Â I can certainly understand their explanation that by not publishing their discussions will allow their members the freedom to speak honestly, but why not just say thatâ€™s what theyâ€™re doing?Â Why continue to operate behind the shadows?Â Does the old saying, honesty is the best policy, not apply to the upper echelons of power and privilege?Â I guess not.