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List of Bilderberg Elite Scum participants

The following is a list of prominent Scumbag persons who have attended one or more conferences organized by the Bilderberg Group. The list is currently organized by category. It is not a complete list and it includes both living and deceased people. Where known, the year(s) they attended are denoted in brackets.

Royalty

Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld in 1942.

Politics

United States
Presidents
Senators
Governors
United Kingdom
Prime Ministers
Belgium
Netherlands
France
Portugal
Norway
Finland
Iceland
Ireland
Germany
Poland
Canada
Sweden
Austria
EU Commissioners

European Union Commissioners who have attended include:

  • Frederik Bolkestein (1996, 2003),[93] former European Commissioner
  • Pascal Lamy (2003,[93] 2010[3]), former European Commissioner for Trade, Director-General of the World Trade Organization 2005–present
  • Peter Mandelson (1999),[43] (2009),[44] former European Commissioner for Trade 2004-2008
  • Pedro Solbes (2010),[3] former European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, former Second Vice President of Spain, former Minister of Economy and Finance

Military

Financial institutions

Major corporations

University, institute and other academic

Media

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Bilderberg Group

Bilderberg Group


Hotel de Bilderberg (2007), name-giving location of the first conference in 1954

Formation
29 May 1954 (56 years ago)

Extinction
n/a

Membership
~150 invitees, smaller core group

Chairmen of the Steering Committee
Étienne Davignon

Website
bilderbergmeetings.org

The Bilderberg Group, Bilderberg conference, or Bilderberg Club is an annual, unofficial, invitation-only conference of approximately 140 guests, most of whom are people of influence in the fields of politics, banking, business, the military and media. The names of attendees are made available to the press.[1] The conferences are closed to the public and the media, and no press releases are issued.[2][3]

Origin

The original conference was held at the Hotel de Bilderberg, near Arnhem in the Netherlands, from 29 May to 31 May 1954. It was initiated by several people, including Polish politician Józef Retinger, concerned about the growth of anti-Americanism in Western Europe, who proposed an international conference at which leaders from European countries and the United States would be brought together with the aim of promoting atlanticism – better understanding between the cultures of the United States and Western Europe to foster cooperation on political, economic, and defense issues.[4] Retinger approached Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, who agreed to promote the idea, together with Belgian Prime Minister Paul Van Zeeland, and the head of Unilever at that time, Dutchman Paul Rijkens. Bernhard in turn contacted Walter Bedell Smith, then head of the CIA, who asked Eisenhower adviser Charles Douglas Jackson to deal with the suggestion.[5] The guest list was to be drawn up by inviting two attendees from each nation, one of each to represent conservative and liberal points of view.[4] Fifty delegates from 11 countries in Western Europe attended the first conference, along with 11 Americans.[6]

The success of the meeting led the organizers to arrange an annual conference. A permanent Steering Committee was established, with Retinger appointed as permanent secretary. As well as organizing the conference, the steering committee also maintained a register of attendee names and contact details, with the aim of creating an informal network of individuals who could call upon one another in a private capacity.[citation needed] Conferences were held in France, Germany, and Denmark over the following three years. In 1957, the first US conference was held in St. Simons, Georgia, with $30,000 from the Ford Foundation. The foundation supplied further funding for the 1959 and 1963 conferences.[5]

Organizational structure

Meetings are organized by a steering committee with two members from each of approximately 18 nations.[7] Official posts, in addition to a chairman, include an Honorary Secretary General.[8] There is no such category in the group’s rules as a “member of the group”. The only category that exists is “member of the Steering Committee”.[9] In addition to the committee, there also exists a separate advisory group, though membership overlaps.[10]

Dutch economist Ernst van der Beugel became permanent secretary in 1960, upon Retinger’s death. Prince Bernhard continued to serve as the meeting’s chairman until 1976, the year of his involvement in the Lockheed affair. The position of Honorary American Secretary General has been held successively by Joseph E. Johnson of the Carnegie Endowment, William Bundy of Princeton, Theodore L. Eliot, Jr., former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, and Casimir A. Yost of Georgetown’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy.[11]

A 2008 press release from the American Friends of Bilderberg stated that “Bilderberg’s only activity is its annual Conference. At the meetings, no resolutions are proposed, no votes taken, and no policy statements issued” and noted that the names of attendees were available to the press.[1] The Bilderberg group’s unofficial headquarters is the University of Leiden in the Netherlands.[12]

According to the American Friends of Bilderberg, the 2008 agenda dealt “mainly with a nuclear free world, cyber terrorism, Africa, Russia, finance, protectionism, US-EU relations, Afghanistan and Pakistan,Islam and Iran“.[1]

Chairmen of the Steering Committee

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernankeleaving the 2008 Bilderberg Conference

Historically, attendee lists have been weighted towards bankers, politicians, and directors of large businesses.[15]

Heads of state, including Juan Carlos I of Spain and Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, have attended meetings.[8][16] Prominent politicians from North America and Europe are past attendees. In past years, board members from many large publicly-traded corporations have attended, including IBM, Xerox, Royal Dutch Shell, Nokia and Daimler.[8]

The 2009 meeting participants in Greece included: Greek prime minister Kostas Karamanlis; Finnish prime minister Matti Vanhanen;[17] Sweden foreign minister Carl Bildt; United States Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg; U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner; World Bank president Robert Zoellick; European Commission head José Manuel Barroso; Queen Sofia of Spain; and Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.[18]

European Union

In a European Parliament session in Brussels, Mario Borghezio, an Italian member of the European Parliament, questioned the nominations of Bilderberg and Trilateral attendees for the posts of EU Presidentand EU foreign minister.[19][20]

In 2009 the group had a dinner meeting at Castle of the Valley of the Duchess in Brussels on 12 November with the participation of Herman Van Rompuy, who later became the President of the European Council.[21][22]

Claims of political conspiracy

According to chairman Étienne Davignon, a major attraction of Bilderberg group meetings is that they provide an opportunity for participants to speak and debate candidly and to find out what major figures really think, without the risk of off-the-cuff comments becoming fodder for controversy.[23] However, because of its secrecy and refusal to issue news releases, the Bilderberg group is frequently accused of political conspiracies.[2][3][24] This outlook has been popular on both extremes of the ideological spectrum, even if they disagree on what the group wants to do. Left-wingers accuse the Bilderberg group of conspiring to impose capitalist domination,[25] while some right-wing groups such as the John Birch Society have accused the group of conspiring to impose a world government and planned economy.[26]

For decades, the exclusive roster of globally influential figures who attend Bilderberg conferences has captured the interest of an international network of conspiracists, who are convinced powerful elites and secret societies are moving the planet toward a “new world order”. Their populist worldview, characterized by a deep and angry suspicion of the ruling class rather than any prevailing partisan or ideological affiliation, is widely articulated on overnight AM radio shows and a collection of Internet websites. The video sharing website YouTube alone is home to thousands of Bilderberg-related videos.[27]

Proponents of Bilderberg conspiracy theories in the United States include individuals and groups such as the John Birch Society,[26][28] political activist Phyllis Schlafly,[28] writer Jim Tucker, political activist Lyndon LaRouche, radio host Alex Jones, and politician Jesse Ventura, who made the Bilderberg group a topic of a 2009 episode of his TruTV series Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura.[29] Other proponents include Russian-Canadian writer Daniel Estulin,[30] and British writer David Icke.

In 2001, Denis Healey, a Bilderberg group founder and, for 30 years, a steering committee member, said:

To say we were striving for a one-world government is exaggerated, but not wholly unfair. Those of us in Bilderberg felt we couldn’t go on forever fighting one another for nothing and killing people and rendering millions homeless. So we felt that a single community throughout the world would be a good thing.[31]

In 2005 Davignon discussed these accusations with the BBC:

It is unavoidable and it doesn’t matter. There will always be people who believe in conspiracies but things happen in a much more incoherent fashion… When people say this is a secret government of the world I say that if we were a secret government of the world we should be bloody ashamed of ourselves.[32]

In a 1994 report Right Woos Left, published by Political Research Associates, investigative journalist Chip Berlet argued that right-wing populist conspiracy theories about the Bilderberg group date back as early as 1964 and can be found in Schlafly’s self-published book A Choice, Not an Echo, which promoted a conspiracy theory in which the Republican Party was secretly controlled by elitist intellectuals dominated by members of the Bilderberger group, whose internationalist policies would pave the way for world communism.[33]

In August 2010 Cuban president Fidel Castro wrote an article for the Cuban Communist Party newspaper Granma in which he cited Estulin’s 2006 book The Secrets of the Bilderberg Club, which, as quoted by Castro, describes “sinister cliques and the Bilderberg lobbyists” manipulating the public “to install a world government that knows no borders and is not accountable to anyone but its own self.”[25]

G. William Domhoff, a research professor in psychology and sociology who studies theories of power,[34] sees the role of social clubs such as the Bilderberg group as being nothing more than a means to create social cohesion within a power elite. He adds that this understanding of clubs such as the Bilderberg group fits with the perceptions of the members of the elite. In a 2004 interview with New Internationalist magazine, Domhoff warns progressives against getting distracted by conspiracy theories which demonize and scapegoat such clubs. He argues that the opponents of progressivism are conservatives within the corporate elite and the Republican Party. It is more or less the same people who belong to clubs such as the Bilderberg group, but it puts them in their most important roles, as capitalists and political leaders, which are visible and therefore easier to fight.[35]

Recent meetings

Wikileaks has reportedly published minutes from meetings of the Bilderberg group.[36][37]

Recent meetings:

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by Bob Unruh
June 01, 2010
from WorldNetDaily Website


Author Daniel Estulin

at the European parliament

The goal of the Bilderbergers, the powerful elite invited annually to a private and protected meeting from which world events are steered, is power, plain and simple, according to an author who spoke on the subject today before the European Parliament.
But Daniel Estulin, author of the hot-selling book “The True Story of the Bilderberg Group,” said in the text of his remarks he believes the very efforts by the power-hungry to manipulate the world economy is awakening the masses, who now have an opportunity to change history and give mankind back its future.
Estulin was invited to speak to the European Parliament, considered one of the most powerful legislative bodies in the world, by Mario Borghezio, Italy’s most senior member, about what many have considered a “conspiracy” or “secretive cabal.”
He said the members simply want to control.

Read about those who would plan your future for you, in “The True Story of the Bilderberg Group” by Daniel Estulin.

“These people want an empire,” he said. “That’s what globalization is… Too many people believe that in order to have an empire, you need money. You have all heard of the phrase – the money[ed] elite. But money is not a determinant of wealth and the economy. Money does not make the world go around.”

He explained it is the power that derives from money and the ability to make decisions affecting other people that is central.

“The idea behind each and every Bilderberg meeting is to create what they themselves call the aristocracy of purpose between European and North American elites on the best way to manage the planet.

In other words, the creation of a global network of giant cartels, more powerful than any nation on Earth, destined to control the necessities of life of the rest of humanity, obviously from their vantage point, for our own good and in our benefit – the great unwashed as they call us,” he said.

Sometimes, he said, this power comes through the destruction of economies.

“They are destroying the world economy on purpose,” he explained. “This isn’t the first time either. This was done in the 14th century New Dark Age: 30 percent of the population wiped out.”

But there is a light, he asserted.

“We are now in a position to change history. I finally believe that mankind has a future. A once-demoralized population with no moral purpose is coming out of [a] prolonged slumber. In this general awakening, people are beginning to ask the right questions,” he said.
“It’s no longer, ‘What will I get out of it?’ but rather ‘What’s right?’ It’s an international phenomenon of response and reaction to a… perception that the entire world is doomed to catastrophe unless we the people do something about it.”

He said the concept of the Bilderbergs is easy to understand.

“In the world of international finance, there are those who steer the events and those who react to the events. While the latter are better known, greater in numbers, and seemingly more powerful, the true power rests with the former,” he said.

He explained the Bilderberg organization is dynamic,

“in that it changes with the times, absorbs and creates new parts while excreting the remains of the decaying parts. Members come and go, but the system itself has not changed.”
“It is a self-perpetuating system, a virtual spider web of interlocked financial, political, economic and industry interests,” he said.

Actually, it’s not much of a secret any longer and not much conspiracy, said Estulin.

“It’s a meeting of people who represent a certain ideology,” he said. “The ideology is of a one world company limited.
“Bilderberg is a medium of bringing together financial institutions which are the world’s most powerful and most predatory financial interests. And at this time, it is that combination which is the worst enemy of humanity,” he said.

He said the citizens of the world have forced the higher level of awareness about the plots and plans,

“by becoming very aware that presidents and prime ministers and your little shrinking queens and kings are puppets of powerful forces working from behind the scenes.”

He said that’s where the door to success may open.

“Something has happened to us, the people in the midst of this general economic collapse. People at large are gripped by something they don’t always understand. But, it compels them to act in a certain way, in their own interest. That’s what they are doing in Greece. That’s what they are doing in Spain, in the United States.

It’s called the anthropic principle. It’s like a tidal movement came upon us and washed our fears away. As people realize that their existence is threatened, they have lost their fear, and Bilderberg and others sense it,” he said.
“Perhaps that’s why at a recent Council on Foreign Relations speech in Montreal, Zbigniew Brzezinski… warned that a ‘global political awakening,’ in combination with infighting amongst the elite, was threatening to derail the move towards a one world government,” he said.
“What I am talking about is not a scientific problem or economic question, but rather a morality question. A question of immortality. Do we as nation states, as people of the planet believe in the future of mankind? And what kind of future will we have 100 or 200 years in the future. What about 10,000 years from now? Do we have a right to dream?

If we have a sense of purpose for being here, then the bad guys can’t win,” he said.

The Bilderberg Group is an annual, invitation-only conference usually with more than 100 of the globe’s most influential leaders, including heads of state and business tycoons. It always is closed to the public and press, a privacy frequently ensured by armed agents.
WND reported attendance at last year’s event included:

  • U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner

  • Larry Summers, the director of the U.S. National Economic Council

  • Richard Holbrooke, the Obama administration’s special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan

  • World Bank President Robert Zoellick

  • European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet

  • European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso

“Bilderberg is not a bogeyman,” Estulin told WND before his parliamentary address, “but it is a powerful organization. It’s a medium for bringing together financial institutions – the largest, predatory institutions in the world – which acts in ways that are now the worst enemy of society.”

He said the elite consider the national resources their own, not “everyone’s.”

“They want us to work for them, where our children and our children’s children work for an elite group, the oligarchy,” he said.

He has cited David Rockefeller‘s own admission.

Rockefeller, a Bilderberg member, 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 of 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.”

Estulin’s book, “The True Story of the Bilderberg Group,” is based on years of his work as a Madrid-based journalist and investigative reporter. He connected the dots between the Bilderberg Group, world events, politicians and corporate tycoons over a period of 15 years.
Estulin revealed how the web of people and organizations has become a,

“shadow government whose top priority is to erase the sovereignty of all nation-states and supplant them with global corporate control of their economies under the surveillance of ‘an electronic global police state.'”

He says not all members of the group are “bad,” explaining that membership is structured like concentric circles, with varying responsibilities and relationships. But it includes almost every famous player in politics and finance, such as George W. Bush, George Soros, George McGovern and Jimmy Carter.
Estulin writes:

“This parallel world remains unseen in the daily struggles of most of humanity, but, believe me, it is there: a cesspool of duplicity and lies and double-speak and innuendo and blackmail and bribery.

It is a surreal world of double and triple agents, of changing loyalties, of professional psychotic assassins, brainwashed black ops agents, soldiers of fortune and mercenaries, whose primary sources of income are the dirtiest and most despicable government-run subversive missions – the kind that can never be exposed.”

The conference this year is scheduled June 3-6 in Sitges, Spain.
Former British cabinet minister Lord Denis Healey, one of the founders of the group, explained the purpose of the group to Jon Ronson of the Guardian.

“Those of us in Bilderberg felt we couldn’t go on forever fighting one another for nothing and killing people and rendering millions homeless,” he said. “So we felt that a single community throughout the world would be a good thing.”

Estulin reports the following items will be on the Bilderberg Group’s 2010 agenda:

  1. Will the Euro survive?

  2. Development in Europe: Europe’s exit strategy… on hold?

  3. Do we have institutions to deal with the world economy?

  4. Greece: Lessons and forward-looking strategies

  5. NATO and Afghanistan: The practical agenda for the alliance

  6. Iran and Russia: Economic and financial threats to the alliance

  7. The consequences of war against terrorism

  8. The influence of domestic issues on American foreign policy

  9. The outlook for Japan’s economy

  10. The future of the U.S. dollar: Alternative scenarios

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