June 6, 2013
Search Google News for Bilderberg coverage right now and you won’t see much from the mainstream media, even though it’s happening right now. Why? Because they buy into the idea set forth by the rich and powerful Bilderberg members that it’s a private party, nothing to see here, move along. But the discussions that occur at the Bilderberg round table shape corporate and government policies all over the world, therefore every person on the planet has a right to know what’s going on.
You’d have to do a lot of digging to find recent examples, like this, this and this, but over the years the mainstream media has occasionally lowered itself to report on the annual Bilderberg meetings, or at least acknowledge the Group exists. Generally, when they do, it’s to thumb their noses at members of the alternative media, because, well, that’s what they’re paid to do. They’re not paid to think or form opinions. They’re just paid to be parrots.
The general consensus among the mainstreamers, and even some of the alternatives, is that the Bilderberg shindig is a private party and as such, it’s none of our business what they discuss. If they don’t want to share their meeting notes with us that’s fine, but it certainly doesn’t mean they’re up to no good.
But, from the very first Bilderberg meeting in 1954, their secrecy has not been acceptable. In fact, it’s not even legal.
Article 2, Section 2, Clause 2, of the United States Constitution states:
“He (the President) shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur.”
Many Americans think, when they hear the word “treaty,” that it means a formal agreement of peace between two warring parties. But “treaty” is a much broader term which means, “A formal agreement between two parties in reference to peace, alliance, commerce or other relations.”
The Constitution limited the President’s power to make any kind of treaty or agreement on behalf of the country, regardless of how well-informed or “well-intentioned” that agreement was. But the Logan Act of 1799, took an even broader approach. According to the Logan Act, no citizen of the United States could discuss US business or problems with another country with the intent to influence the national policy of either country.
“Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.”
The Bilderberg guest list is made up of political leaders and experts in the fields of commerce, finance, science, and academia. That alone should be enough to convince anyone that this meeting isn’t just your run-of-the-mill garden party. But the fact that they’ve published an agenda that covers everything from US foreign policy to Middle East Developments, to Nationalism and populism clearly signals these people are serious – about something.
As their website states, and as the mainstream media is quick to remind us, the purpose of the Bilderberg meetings is so members can “take time to listen, reflect, and gather insights,” and “There is no detailed agenda, no resolutions are proposed, no votes are taken, and no policy statements are issued.”
But it’s naïve to assume that the national policies of every country in the world haven’t been influenced one iota by the Bilderberg group. No group of people, not your average American citizens and not even the Elite, gathers, discusses, and then goes their merry way. Someone is always somehow influenced to take some type of action.
In “The Wealth of Nations,” Adam Smith wrote, “People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public.”
And, as Kurt Nimmo of Infowars wrote, way back in 2008, “I’d have to say those who believe kings, queens, princes, chancellors, prime ministers, presidents, ambassadors, secretaries of state, Wall Street investors, international bankers, news media executives, CEOs of transnational corporations, et al, get together annually to simply and idly engage in informal discussion without seeking to “reach a consensus on the big issues,” as Bilderberg founder and former British Chancellor of the Exchequer Denis Healey once put it, are naive in extremis. Of course the members of Bilderberg wish to reach a consensus. And what is that consensus? Nothing less than the establishment of a world government.”
At the very least, every U.S. representative who’s ever attended a Bilderberg meeting has been in clear violation of the Logan Act. Therefore, the American people, have a right to know what’s going on behind those closed doors.