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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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!)

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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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