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Bilderberg jumps the shark

The Bilderberg conference has degenerated into a meeting where semi-important people get to feel fully important by being invited to hob nob with a few really powerful people. It is a way for people whose self-worth depends on serving important people to pad their resumes.
Is it just me, or has all the talk about the Bilderbergs become silly? Twenty years ago, they may have been a little more important, and slightly conspiratorial. Now, they have become somewhat of a joke. Not only is the meeting no longer any kind of secret, but the press, at least in Canada,  http://www.wanttoknow.info/060623bilderbergersgroup covered the meeting as if it was the most newsworthy event happening in Canada (probably because it was the most newsworthy event happening in Canada !). The Ottawa Citizen had pictures of the attendees, obviously taken with a long lens at the airport or the hotel, spread across most of its front page.  http://www.wanttoknow.info/060623bilderbergersgroup covered the meeting as if it was the most newsworthy event happening in Canada (probably because it was the most newsworthy event happening in Canada !). The Ottawa Citizen had pictures of the attendees, obviously taken with a long lens at the airport or the hotel, spread across most of its front page.  link to www.prisonplanet.com Paris Hilton's love life is more secret than the Bilderberg conference.

The list of attendees has become so large that it is impossible to have a truly secret meeting.  http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/june2006/110606Attendees.htm How are Richard Perle and David Rockefeller supposed to have a conversation about what kind of rifle to use to blow Hugo Chavez' head clean off when they are surrounded with swarms of two-bit politicians and bureaucrats?

The Bilderberg conference has degenerated into a meeting where semi-important people get to feel fully important by being invited to hob nob with a few really powerful people. It is a way for people whose self-worth depends on serving important people to pad their resumes. Its only real purpose now is to serve as the debutante's ball for future extreme right-wing politicians, who are shown around the group to ensure that they are not covert commie pinko fags, and are worthy of being installed as the next political leaders.

Fascination with the likes of the Bilderbergers is a manifestation of one of the two main types of conspiracy theory. It has long been the most common form of conspiracy theory, the idea that the whole world is run by an identifiable cabal - aristocrats, Jews, Freemasons, Illuminati, Council on Foreign Relations, Bilderbergers. The idea arose at the same time that democracy started to take over politics, and it was based on the assumption that the elite groups would conspire behind the scenes to regain control of lost power. The Big Conspiracy helped to explain why power in the people seemed not to make things any better, and seemed not to reduce the power and wealth of the aristocracy.

This type of conspiracy theory is largely nonsense, and obviously nonsense, and does a lot of harm to what I consider to be real conspiracy theory, which is the simple idea that political crimes are the same as any other crime, and should be investigated using normal forensic methods, and punished using the regular justice system. Real conspiracy theory might not lead to a new utopia, but it would go a long way to ensuring that democratic political systems work the way they are supposed to, and that the interests of the average person aren't lost behind the interests of the corporadoes and warmongers. Focusing on the likes of the Bilderbergers distracts our attention from the real task at hand, and gives ammunition to those who would try to stop us from using methods available to us now to improve the world.

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Sure, 26.Jun.2006 20:41

we have a better idea of

who the elites (and their retainers) are these days.

But, have you ever heard a single word about what it is that is discussed at these little gatherings?

If not, then, why not?

Private affair and no big deal, you say. Well, then, why do they so zealousy hide the topics and discourse? Don't suppose their hiding anything now, do you?

The same goes for Cheney's Energy Task Force convened in the the spring of 2001: We knew it took place but still have no idea what was discussed or decided upon. And we all know that Cheney would go to his death bed before he would release any of those records. Wonder if there's any chance that all those oil boys talked about, or made plans for, hitting the WTCs again so as to blame it on some people in a couple of countries they wanted to sieze upon? Who knows? Not us--that's for sure.

So, to put it simply,the problem is that a democracy cannot survive wihout a transparent decision-making process.

Now the Bilderburgers are outside the purview of government, you say. Well, yes, that's exactly what worries those of us who still believe in democracy.

Extreme concentrations of wealth will inevitably seek to suppress the popular-will in their own vested interests.

Whaaa? 26.Jun.2006 21:03

come-on-some housecleaning

Well I kept my eyes and ears open to see all the changes that started happening directly after the meeting. So should have you. Heads rolled and Rove got off, Bush took off for Iraq, either during the last day or right after. When did straw get axed? Anybody die?
cheney assistant gave "Fundraiser" for Scooter. Malaki is giving amnesty to american killers. Bush got his agenda for Venice, or they sent him over there with nothing. teh-he-he

What kind of things do you think we expected to see. Pumpkinhead actually is interviewing democrats and the oil CEO's had to come out and give interviews.
Cheney isn't getting any traction.

And Neo=nazis are coming out in force. ????

I wish I could say they found all the missing American's money and the uber corps are committing suicide.

Newspaper's 26.Jun.2006 21:33

appearance seem more liberal

New York times isn't holding back so much (yeah right), and WAPO did a liberal story or two. Bobo doesn't get it so he attacked KOS. What an idiot.

guy on Dafur 27.Jun.2006 11:17

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Condi's assistant went to bilderberg, and then quit or got axed, or moved to a more strategic position.