The World's Most Powerful Secret Societies: The Bilderbergs

Written by Jason Simpkins
Posted January 21, 2014 at 5:03PM

In the sleepy town of Watford, England, a caravan of town cars with blacked out windows winds through the hills. Helicopters fly low overhead, landing at The Grove – a centuries-old chateau-turned-resort.

There's a small group of protesters, but they're easily corralled on a grassy knoll by the hundreds of state security agents on hand. Oddly, there's no press. Roads are closed and the perimeter is secured. The entire town is on lockdown.

“I think it's outrageous that the local taxpayer has to pick up the tab for ostensibly a private meeting of trillionaires, probably the most wealthy people in the world,” bemoans Watford town Mayor Dorothy Thornhill. “Hertfordshire Constabulary have suddenly got this unexpected budget strain dumped on them at literally a month's notice. It's not on.”

It's the 2013 meeting of the Bilderbergs and all of the world's elite are in attendance: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Ben Bernanke, Paul Volcker, Christine Legarde, Donald Rumsfeld, Henry Kissinger, Larry Summers, Lloyd Blankfein, Jamie Dimon, Rupert Murdoch, Jeff Bezos, Eric Schmidt, Angela Merkel, George Soros, Warren Buffett, the Rockerfellers and more...

The goal of their meeting: To determine the fate of the world.

Bilderberg Framework

It may sound like a Dan Brown novel, but it's not.

This top-secret, invitation-only meeting has taken place every year since 1954. The inaugural meeting took place in Oosterbeek, Netherlands, at the Bilderberg Hotel, from which the group took its name.

Annual attendees – 80 of the world’s most powerful people – are members. The rest are chosen by the group's Steering Committee. Some attendees are invited occasionally because of their knowledge or involvement in relevant topics. Others are first-timers, chosen for their possible later usefulness.

They must come alone. Personal assistants and body guards are quarantined in a separate hall. And the host state provides security to keep outsiders outside. One-third of attendees are political figures. The others are from industry, finance, academia, labor and communications. And the meeting follows Chatham House Rules, letting attendees candidly express their views in a relaxed atmosphere knowing nothing said will be quoted or revealed to the public.

Most importantly, you must never talk about the meetings.

Bilderberg Agenda

Daniel Estulin investigated the group for 15 years. His book, “The True Story of the Bilderberg Group,” was published in 2005.

He describes the cabal as a “shadow world government” – a “private club where presidents, prime ministers, international bankers and generals rub shoulders, where gracious royal chaperones ensure everyone gets along, and where the people running the wars, markets, and Europe [and America] say what they never dare say in public.”

Estulin describes their agenda thusly:

  • One international identity that observes one set of universal values.
  • Centralized control of public opinion through propaganda.
  • A New World Order with rulers, subjects, and the illusion of democracy.
  • A “zero-growth society” without prosperity or progress, only greater wealth and power for the rulers.
  • Manufactured crises and perpetual wars.
  • Establishing the UN as a de facto world government.
  • Making NATO a world military.

The ultimate goal: A One World Government with a single, global marketplace, policed by one world army, and financially regulated by one World Bank.

Bilderberg Partners

The Bilderberg network allegedly controls a number of think tanks and corporations that influence governmental policy around the world.

One such institution is the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the U.S. nonprofit, nonpartisan center that influences foreign policy and international affairs.

One of its 1921 founders, Edward Mandell House, lived in the White House during Woodrow Wilson’s term as president. House reportedly set Wilson's policies, helped draft the Treaty of Versailles, and helped pass the Federal Reserve Act in December 1913 and then ratify the 16th Amendment shortly thereafter.

Those actions gave money creation power to bankers and created the federal income tax.

David Rockefeller is the honorary chairman of the CFR, as well as the only member of the Advisory Board for the Bilderberg Group.

David Rockerfeller also founded the Trilateral Commission (TC), another “discussion group” established to push the Bilderberg agenda.

Since 1940, every Secretary of State, except James Byrnes, has been a member of the CFR or TC.

On page 405 of his Memoirs, David Rockfeller wrote:

“Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure – one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.”

Many presidential candidates were also CFR members, including Herbert Hoover, Adlai Stevenson, Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George Bush Sr., Bill Clinton, John Kerry, and John McCain.

The groups are also responsible for spawning a huge number of CIA directors and Treasury Secretaries.

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Jason Simpkins is a seven-year veteran of the financial publishing industry, where he's served as a reporter, analyst, investment strategist and prognosticator. He's written more than 1,000 articles pertaining to personal finance and macroeconomics. Simpkins also served as the chief investment analyst for a trading service that focused exclusively on high-flying energy stocks. For more on Jason, check out his editor's page. 

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