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Bilderberg mystery: Why do people believe in cabals?
BBC ^ | June 7, 2011 | Unknown

Posted on 06/08/2011 10:32:58 AM PDT by decimon

Ordinary people can only guess at the goings-on at the meetings of the secretive Bilderberg Group, which is bringing together the world's financial and political elite this week. Conspiracy theories abound as to what is discussed and who is there. Why, asks Tom de Castella?

The belief in secret cabals running the world is a hardy perennial. And on Thursday perhaps the most controversial clandestine organisation of our times - the Bilderberg Group - is meeting behind closed doors.

In the manner of a James Bond plot, up to 150 leading politicians and business people are to gather in a ski resort in Switzerland for four days of discussion about the future of the world.

Previous attendees of the group, which meets once a year in a five-star hotel, are said to have included Bill Clinton, Prince Charles and Peter Mandelson, as well as dozens of company CEOs.

First meeting in 1954, the aim was to shore up US-European relations and prevent another world war. Now under the group's leadership of former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and one-time EU vice president, Viscount Davignon, the aim is purportedly to allow Western elites to share ideas.

But conspiracy theorists have accused it of everything from deliberately engineering the credit crunch to planning to kill 80% of the world population. Longtime opponent and US radio host Alex Jones, heckled one meeting through a megaphone: "We know you are ruthless. We know you are evil. We respect your dark power."

Part of the reason for alarm is the group's secretive working methods. Names of attendees are not usually released before the conference, meetings are closed to the public and the media, and no press releases are issued.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy
KEYWORDS: alexjones; bilderberg; bilderberggroup; cabal; cabals; conspiracy; conspiracytheory; infowar; trilateral; trilateralcommission

1 posted on 06/08/2011 10:33:00 AM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

Now under the group’s leadership of former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and one-time EU vice president, Viscount Davignon, the aim is purportedly to allow Western elites to share ideas.

Enough to make it clear that we should question all of this.


2 posted on 06/08/2011 10:39:32 AM PDT by Shady (I know a Weiner who was roasted by his own heater.....)
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To: decimon

I’ll ask Rick Perry what goes on there.


3 posted on 06/08/2011 10:39:32 AM PDT by Palter (We can't afford a Republican or Dem President. We are broke.)
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To: decimon

Hillary will be there with Huma. Bill will probably be there, too. I doubt Weiner will be in attendance.


4 posted on 06/08/2011 10:39:51 AM PDT by Terry Mross (Only a SECOND party will get my vote.)
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To: decimon

why does the same set of people continue to be billionaires, never to be affected seriously by the worlds depressions, only to come out with more money and more power, and why does it seem that all elections seem to be calculated and fixed, as if the outcomes were already determined?


5 posted on 06/08/2011 10:42:32 AM PDT by cherry
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To: decimon

So they gather together, and gain nothing out of it? These are just social clubs? THAT is what strains credulity. That the class that seeks the highest levels of wealth and power through governmental policy,,, would never coordinate their efforts. This writer can’t be serious.

PS,,, for extra credit, describe an era when the power elite was NOT involved in schemes to consolidate and expand their power.


6 posted on 06/08/2011 10:42:41 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: decimon
Bilderberg mystery: Why do people believe in cabals?

If it werent for the cabels, all the elevators would go crashing to the basement, and thousands of people would die!


7 posted on 06/08/2011 10:45:25 AM PDT by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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To: decimon

But wouldn’t it be more alarming if the world is not ruled by anyone, and is spinning out of control?

That’s why these theories are so appealing.


8 posted on 06/08/2011 10:45:42 AM PDT by proxy_user
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To: decimon

It’s common sense. If some goombahs can organize trucking, unions, prostitution, drugs, gambling, etc, we’re supposed to think the leaders of the world can’t organize? Puhlease. Anything the mafia can do, the elites of the world can do.


9 posted on 06/08/2011 10:46:34 AM PDT by Huck (The Antifederalists were right.)
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To: decimon
the aim is purportedly to allow Western elites to share ideas...Part of the reason for alarm is the group's secretive working methods. Names of attendees are not usually released before the conference, meetings are closed to the public and the media, and no press releases are issued.

The public has every reason to feel both fear and suspicion of elites meeting secretly to "share ideas." The U.S. is supposed to be a democratic republic but as events of the past couple of decades have shown, elitist notions like Agenda 21 are imposed quietly behind our backs with no public notice or vote. The Constitution is under relentless attack as the elites maneuver to gain undemocratic dictatorial power.

10 posted on 06/08/2011 10:47:47 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: decimon

What constitutes a conspiracy? We certainly have a group of elitists gathered together to plan something. Is that something harmful or illegal? That would be my guess. I have the same thoughts about administrative meetings at the White House. Conspiracies happen.


11 posted on 06/08/2011 10:47:55 AM PDT by pallis
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To: decimon

I didn’t take this group seriously until I saw that Prince Charles was once an attendee.

Now they MUST be taken seriously! Wow!


12 posted on 06/08/2011 10:48:36 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: DesertRhino
PS,,, for extra credit, describe an era when the power elite was NOT involved in schemes to consolidate and expand their power.

The Mesozoic Era.

13 posted on 06/08/2011 10:48:41 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Treat me good, I'll treat you better. Treat me bad, I'll treat you worse.)
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To: decimon

You are right there is no conspiracy at all, even though it’s in their own writings...

Governments ONLY have the BEST intentions for all of us. After all History proves this over and over again. Even the Founding Fathers trusted government.

Government is good and you should NEVER ask it any questions. If you do, then you are a conspiracy theorist.

(sarcasm off)


14 posted on 06/08/2011 10:49:16 AM PDT by Sprite518
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To: DesertRhino

Now if you can’t trust a fix, what can you trust? For a good return,you gotta go bettin’on chance, and then you’re back with anarchy. Right back in the jungle.

—Johnny Caspar, Miller’s Crossing


15 posted on 06/08/2011 10:50:33 AM PDT by Huck (The Antifederalists were right.)
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To: Bernard Marx

You got that drop dead correct. I’ve been studying the “connections” of these people and it’s truly amazing the extent to which they have their tentacles into every major bank, central gov’t bank and hundreds of non-governmental organizations and not-for-profits. Tides Foundation, Ford Foundation, Council on Foriegn Relations, you name it. This is how the NWO works out it’s agenda.


16 posted on 06/08/2011 10:51:27 AM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: All

I wish the word “elite” didn’t now mean what it means. I used to be an elite cyclist. Some would say I was an elite student in certain disciplines. My sister was an elite swimmer.

Oh well.


17 posted on 06/08/2011 10:54:06 AM PDT by whattajoke (Let's keep Conservatism real.)
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To: decimon

18 posted on 06/08/2011 10:56:06 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: decimon
People like to believe in cabals because such belief reduces the amount of thinking they are required to do.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

19 posted on 06/08/2011 10:56:14 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
The Mesozoic Era.

Prove it.

20 posted on 06/08/2011 10:57:45 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: decimon

[ Why do people believe in cabals? ]

I ask the inverse.. Why do some people dis-believe in cabals?
There have been many conspiracy’s in history..

Like communism is based in conspiracy..
Some might say communism “IS” a conspiracy..

If people knew what it was and wasn’t they would never choose communism..


21 posted on 06/08/2011 11:00:22 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Zeppo
Prove it.

Well, I suppose that the Tyranosaurus Rex community could be accused of being involved in schemes to consolidate and expand their power...but I tend to doubt it.

22 posted on 06/08/2011 11:03:10 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Treat me good, I'll treat you better. Treat me bad, I'll treat you worse.)
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To: decimon

What about the media conspiracy to silence or ridicule all discussion of conspiracy?


23 posted on 06/08/2011 11:03:30 AM PDT by mas cerveza por favor
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

That’s exactly what they want you to think...


24 posted on 06/08/2011 11:11:52 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: decimon

A Conspiracy founded our country, so why it hard to accept one is trying to found a World Government?


25 posted on 06/08/2011 11:31:34 AM PDT by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
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To: decimon

These theories are important because they give people an excuse for their personal economic failures.

There may be a group that rules the world, and has for decades, or centuries. So what? If true, no one is going to stop them, they are all-powerful and somehow pass the power to new generations of string-pullers. In the meantime, some people do fine economically and others don’t.

I never worry about such things. If such a group exists, upholding the status quo would logically be their aim, since they are the ones that created it. And I’ve done quite well under their status quo, as have many others. Worrying about cabals is like worrying about the weather, useless and unprofitable.

Stop worrying and take control of your economic life. It’s yours to make or break.


26 posted on 06/08/2011 11:33:55 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (Throw away your papers, blow up your TV...and set yourself free.)
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To: Zeppo; Bloody Sam Roberts
That’s exactly what they want you to think...

They want you to think that's what they want you to think.

27 posted on 06/08/2011 11:43:55 AM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

Touché.

You’ve got me there. I resign.


28 posted on 06/08/2011 11:46:49 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: decimon

If the Bilderbergers picked 0bama, someone must’ve spiked their punch, or they’ve got a sick sense of humor. They’d better convene an emergency session to correct their error.


29 posted on 06/08/2011 11:48:48 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

The elite make more in periods of war, unrest, etc., so obama was a logical choice for them.


30 posted on 06/08/2011 11:51:24 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: decimon

The right believes in cabals. Just watch Glen Beck and Alex Jones. They think George Soros is the anti-Christ.

The left believes in cabals. PNAC, 9/11 Truthers, the Jewish international capitalists rule the world from New York City and control US foreign policy from Jerusalem. These morons think that Richard Melon Scaife, Rupert Murdoch and the Coch Brothers rule the world.

Freemasons, the Catholic Church, the Priory of Zion have been accused of ruling the world.

It is easier to blame a shadowy group for all your problems in life instead of taking responsibility for your own country.

That doesn’t mean there aren’t coalitions and factions that don’t work together, because we see the left-win coalition between unions, the media, the bureaucracy, and the Democratic Party in our own country, but that is fairly transparent and documented. Free Republic documents this every day.

The Founding Fathers predicted this type of faction in the Federalist Papers, which is why have a republic and divided government, but the responsibility to check unbridled power belongs to us. If we abdicate the power to the elites, that is our fault.


31 posted on 06/08/2011 12:11:55 PM PDT by radpolis (Liberals: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy)
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