The Bilderberg Group is one of the central figures in many of the conspiracy theories that get circulated.
It was founded in 1954, expressly for the purpose of bringing together movers and shakers in Europe and North America to foster ongoing dialogue about topics of the day.
Attendance is by invitation only, and the discussions are secret.
These days, though, there is far less secrecy than there used to be. The Bilderberg Group even has a website with FAQs for public perusal.
At the website, you can find the location, schedule, topics and even a list of participants.
What you won’t find is any coverage of what’s actually discussed by people like the heads of Google and various international banks.
For years, the Bilderberg Group held a press conference, but the practice was stopped in the 1990s due to lack of interest from the media. Since then, reporters have occasionally tried to question attendees and been arrested for their trouble.
Topics on the agenda for discussion this year are:
- Artificial Intelligence
- Chemical Weapons Threats
- Current Economic Issues
- European Strategy
- Middle East
- United Kingdom
- US Elections
The list of attendees is short on government officials, but long on heads of corporations, figures in higher education and representatives of international financing.
So why the big secret about the content of the talks? The stated reason is to make participants feel they can talk and share ideas freely.
But who knows for sure?
The Bilderberg Group is a gathering of elite people meeting behind closed doors, sharing ideas, information and plans, then returning to their lives to be what they are, highly influential people whose decisions affect the world. The public has no way of knowing what is discussed, what plans are made, what decisions affected or what the end result of these Bilderberg sessions may be.
That seems like the very definition of a conspiracy, and running it in plain sight seems like the best way to keep people from noticing it.
There are other conspiratorial movements that do the same thing — the G-8 (now G-7), Agenda 21, the Federal Reserve, the Singularity and a long list of others. If you want to control the world these days, put a public FAQ on the Internet to deflect the obvious questions and discourage other, more annoying questions.
Throw in a complicit media that has been trained (and in turn trained the public) to automatically ignore any information deemed “conspiracy,” and you’ve got a near perfect method of hiding in plain sight.
It’s a long way from darkened basements, hooded robes and drinking from a skull.
Or maybe it’s not.
What do we know? We’re just the little people.