Group member as he walked the streets of Copenhagen, prompting an interesting discussion about the role the secretive organization plays in steering world affairs.
Paul Joseph Watson and Julia Tourianski were leaving the protest area opposite the Marriott Hotel when they saw Dutch Labour Party leader Diederik Samsom, a Bilderberg attendee, walking towards them in the street.
Samsom was on his way to address the protesters for a second time in what represents a somewhat bizarre charm offensive for an organization noted for its obsession with secrecy.
Asserting that he had chosen to speak to protesters out of his own curiosity, Samsom was asked if the Bilderberg Group was setting the consensus for policy, to which he responded, “I can imagine that you think that,” before denying that it was out of the ordinary for global power brokers to take days out of their schedule to all attend what is usually described by the mainstream media as a mere talking shop.
Samsom revealed that many of the Bilderberg members, including Princess Beatrix, had left for the day on a bus to visit a museum, part of the group’s leisure activities before they got down to business again later in the afternoon.
Samsom confirmed he took part in Bilderberg discussions regarding the European Union and Ukraine, but denied that any outcomes were reached, claiming that the talks represented a “free discussion” and an “exchange of thoughts.”
Given his attempt to dismiss the meeting as a mere discussion session, Samsom was asked why Bilderberg attendee Ed Balls was captured on video carrying a huge bag full of files into the meeting on Thursday, to which he responded, “we’re working people, the work continues while we’re here.”
Samsom admitted that he gave a presentation on renewable energy despite the fact that the subject did not appear on the official press release, highlighting the fact that many items of discussion do not appear on the public list, an admission that will increase concerns about Bilderberg’s lack of transparency.
Samsom also said that the future of privacy was being debated within the confab and that it was “getting more difficult to keep it.” He denied that Bitcoin had been a topic of discussion at Bilderberg but admitted that he had seen Bitcoin investor and Bilderberg member Peter Thiel at the conference.
Samsom later became embroiled in a long debate with protesters about a number of issues, highlights of which appear below.
Samsom’s denial that Bilderberg sets the consensus for policy or that it acts in a kingmaker capacity is disproved by a wealth of evidence which illustrates the opposite.
In a 2010 radio interview, former NATO Secretary General and Bilderberg member Willy Claes admitted that Bilderberg attendees are mandated to implement decisions that are formulated during the annual conference of power brokers in their respective spheres of influence.
Observer editor and Bilderberg attendee Will Hutton also wrote in 1998, “(Bilderberg) is one of the key meetings of the year…. the consensus established is the backdrop against which policy is made worldwide.”
In 2009, Bilderberg chairman Étienne Davignon bragged about how the euro was a brainchild of the Bilderberg Group, with the single currency having been a dream of Bilderberg since 1955, nearly 50 years before its introduction.
The secretive group was also positioning itself for the 2008 financial collapse two years beforehand, with leaks out of the 2006 conference in Ottawa confirming that members were discussing an imminent housing collapse and a subsequent economic crisis.
Earlier this month, a Bilderberg member told respected German magazine Cicero that the secretive annual confab, set to take place next week in Copenhagen, is more powerful that Davos, which is dismissed as “pure PR talk.”
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