Elite Bilderberg 2011 Meeting Draws Scrutiny
by Alex Newman
cabal of some of the worlds most influential people known
as the Bilderberg group will be meeting from June 9 to the 12th
in St. Moritz, Switzerland but this year, more attention
than usual is being afforded to the gathering in the world press.
organization made up of about 120 central bankers, top CEOs,
academics, European royalty, big bankers, high-ranking politicians
and even representatives of the establishment media has been
getting together once a year since the mid-1950s. The group of leading
citizens, as attendees are described on the groups purported
official website, gets its name from the Bilderberg Hotel in
Holland where the first meeting was held in 1954.
almost the entire international media establishment maintained an
apparent information blackout of the yearly gatherings. Despite
the fact that representatives of some of the worlds largest
news outlets are always present at the conference, the vast majority
has generally come from the alternative
The rise of
the Internet and widespread media choice, however, appear to have
had a major effect. This year, the Bilderberg conference is attracting
far more scrutiny than past gatherings in line with a steady
trend over the last few years of increasing awareness surrounding
media outlets around the world have already picked
up the story. And news of the gathering is expected to continue
making headlines in the coming days as the conference kicks off
Thursday. Some of the mainstream press coverage thus far, however,
has focused primarily on downplaying the meetings importance
and painting its critics in a negative light.
In a June 8
the government-funded media outlet attempted to ridicule concerns
about the Bilderberg meeting and the massive power wielded by attendees.
Citing various authors, the state reporter desperately tried to
link critics of the secretive meetings to anti-Semitism,
a psychological feeling of alienation or powerlessness, and even
belief in a world governed by alien, reptilian shape shifters
expounded by a former sports journalist named David Icke.
many conspiracy theories surrounding cabals hint at an anti-Semitic
worldview, the BBC Bilderberg piece claimed, citing the discredited
Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Eventually the article quotes
one expert who acknowledges that there could be some kernel of truth
to Bilderberg theories about power-hungry conspirators out to rule
the planet and that there is indeed a very strong move
to erect a one-world government.
But the piece
closes with yet another quote blasting critics of the cabal, with
a newspaper columnist claiming that a strong belief in the
Bilderberg Group means believing in a fantasy and is anti-scientific.
Of course, not believing in the Bilderberg group would be to deny
reality and the facts, but presumably the columnist was referring
to thinking that the meeting is powerful or nefarious.
reports, however, were more friendly to Bilderberg critics. It's
a shame the attendees are still so phobic of attention, seeing as
how this year there's shaping up to be more press interest than
ever. People and the media have finally started noticing this quiet
little conference at the centre of the storm, noted
a piece in the U.K. Guardian, pointing out that the cabal
played a crucial role in the creation of the European Union.
little information is ever publicly released following the conferences,
general topics on the agenda have been compiled on an official website
cited by numerous media outlets. In 2007, for example, the first
item on the
list was The New World Order. And with some of the
most powerful people on earth attending the meeting, most objective
analysts realize that the group wields enormous collective influence.
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