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What are your beliefs or knowledge about the Bilderbergs?

Asked by BoBo1946 (15285points) September 29th, 2010

I’ve heard people talk about this secret political society of the “rich and famous,” but don’t know a lot about it. Can someone shed some light on your knowledge of this group besides what I can read on Wiki.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bilderberg_Group

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silverfly's avatar

Just be sure to watch Alex Jones with a grain of salt.

dkranzberg's avatar

I actually attended a meeting in 1995 at the Palace Hotel in B├╝rgenstock. I’m not going to share personal information, but I can assure you that the conspiracy theorists out there are loons.

BoBo1946's avatar

@dkranzberg wow…interesting.

BoBo1946's avatar

@silverfly will do my friend.

kevbo's avatar

Like many Wikipedia articles on these kinds of subjects, you get a sharper cut on the information in the footnotes, through which you can read between the lines or be satisfied with taking things at face value. For example, Admittedly, they are efficient talent-spotters, inviting Tony Blair, Margaret Thatcher and Bill Clinton before they were household names (and thereby fuelling further conspiracies). Bilderberg is also credited with helping to influence world opinion during the Falklands War when David Owen gave a barnstorming speech in favour of sanctions.

There’s also a marked contrast between the state-sanctioned security zones that these groups are afforded and the fact that grassroots activist groups are subject to infiltration and even pre-emptive arrest by law enforcement. Conspiracy or no, that alone speaks volumes about who owns the state’s resources and enjoys autonomy.

@dkranzberg, you obviously haven’t gotten the message that “trust me” doesn’t carry much weight in this day and age. If you’re going to cast aspersions on people who no longer accept that as an answer, then you deserve to hear that your response is a fucking useless one.

dkranzberg's avatar

@kevbo
Next time you have a feeling someone’s following you…you may be right.

ETpro's avatar

There really is such a group. They really do meet inder heavy security. They are very wealthy and influentital people interested in politics, so the security makes sense. They most certainly advocate, and given their money and the way money can now influence politics particularly in the USA they clearly can get their ideas before policy makers. I don’t reject the wilder conspiracy theiries about their control of the whole world, but I don’t just buy into them without evidence to that end either.

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92elements's avatar

@dkranzberg yes we will take you at your word with no evidence

92elements's avatar

Watch adam curtis century of the self and any other documentaries by him.

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