Apologies for not blogging during the last few days. But, I guess I couldn’t find anything worth writing about. But then suddenly, I came across this topic and I knew that there can’t be a better topic to write about. Especially when I am here in Germany and the action was here this year. So let’s get straight to the point.
What is the Bilderberg?
Reading the title, you may ask that what is this Bilderberg? Let me tell you Bilderberg is an organization and it is one of the most secretive and powerful organizations which you have probably never heard of all your life! Never mind, even I had never heard about it before a week or so.
Founded some 60 years ago by Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, it brings together senior politicians, economists, security experts, business people and the representatives of the governments, private industry, media, finance as well as numerous other organizations representing both private and public interests from Europe and North America.
“A shadowy world government. Political kingmakers and greedy powerbrokers. A capitalist conspiracy looking to be imposed across the globe.”
Looks like a brief synopsis of a thriller fiction novel. But, it aptly describes the Bilderberg Group instead! Since 1950s, the Bilderberg Group has been gathering in secret to discuss everything from the rise and fall of governments to nuclear warfare to cybersecurity. The group began as a way to create more cooperation between Europe and North America during the Cold War.
Every year, Bilderberg releases a guest list of the people who will attend the annual conference and the topics they will discuss, but beyond that, nothing leaves the walls of the meeting rooms. For decades, theorists have tried to decrypt and decode the secretive Bilderberg Group and their annual gatherings of some of the world’s most powerful figures.
Bilderberg website states that the annual conference is meant to harbour dialogues on major issues facing the world. The group also operates under a specific rule, which allow the guests who attend the meetings to use the information they gather but not to disclose who said what. This raises the question that the group is imposing a new world order and playing a kingmaker across the globe.
Now let us try to understand how the Bilderberg Group has been playing the powerbroker and kingmaker since decades. Ponder over the inclusion of Bill Clinton at the meetings in 1991 before he became the most powerful president of the world and Tony Blair’s presence in 1993 before he became the British prime minister! You will not have to think hard to fit the jigsaw pieces together.
Some of the most powerful members of the Bilderberg Group include former United States Secretary of State Mr. Henry Kissinger, former CEO of Chase Manhattan Corporation David Rockefeller, and British Prime Minister David Cameron.
The Dresden Meet of the Bilderberg Group
The Bilderberg group hosted some of the world’s top business and political leaders for the ultra-exclusive annual meeting in the German city of Dresden from 9th June to 12th June. The meeting was a forum held where the richest and the most influential met and exchanged ideas and planned the future of the globe in complete secrecy!
About 125 politicians, bankers and industrialists attended this year’s conference. Two-thirds of this year’s guests were from Europe while one-third were from the U.S. The high-profile guests included Sam Altman, President of the tech seed accelerator Y Combinator; NBC News’ Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel; Senator Lindsay Graham of South Carolina; LinkedIn CEO Reid Hoffman; and PayPal Co-Founder Peter Thiel. As if this was not powerful enough, the guest list also included Two prime ministers, four finance ministers, the former US Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, European Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans, the former and present heads of the CIA, MI6 and International Monetary Fund and the former president of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso! But just like every year, no reporters were allowed in!
The possibility of Britain leaving the European Union was expected to top the agenda, along with the struggling Chinese economy, low oil prices and the risk of Donald Trump reaching the White House. Matters like ISIS, Cybersecurity and Russian aggression against NATO could have also been highly debated in the meeting.
Bilderberg Group maintains that the annual conference never includes taking votes and issuing policy statements. Notes or Minutes of the meeting are not taken either. There are no opening press conferences or closing statements which are all the more reasons to question what happens behind closed doors at Bilderberg’s annual meets.
Theorists have long believed the Bilderberg Group is actually a puppet master controlling many governments and moulding the world politics. Bilderberg Group has also been accused of trying to form a New World Order. Make no mistake that the fortunes of rulers are created at this event, as the fates of future presidents and prime ministers have often been decided by Bilderberg in the past. Some perceive the gathering as a big “corporate lobbying” event, while others attribute more criminal intentions of creating establishments of global governance to the meetings.