While the representatives of every major international organisation on the planet meet in a hotel in Virginia, the corporate media is reporting that Justin Bieber knocked himself out by walking into a door
June 1, 2012
Detractors routinely contend that the annual elite Bilderberg meetings are nothing more than an outdated irrelevant get together of aging has-beens whose power on the international stage has long since withered.
Take one look at the attendees at this year’s confab in Chantilly, however, and it immediately becomes clear that this is the absolute polar opposite of the truth.
Debating policy at this year’s meeting will be Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google, Craig J. Mundie, Chief Research and Strategy Officer at Microsoft Corporation, and Reid Hoffman, Co-founder and Executive Chairman of LinkedIn. Another notable attendee is Peter Thiel, head of Clarium Capital, who provided the financial muscle for online ventures like Facebook and Paypal, as well as LinkedIn and Friendster.
There you have luminaries involved with some of the biggest online and social media companies on the globe, all in attendance together at a secret weekend getaway.
That alone should be enough to focus the attention of the mainstream media.
Alas, apparently, no, that is not enough to perk their collective interest, because Bieber walked into a door.
OK then, let’s factor in that also in attendance are the Vice President of the European Commission, the Director General of the World Trade Organization, the President of The World Bank, and the Vice Chairman of the World Economic Forum.
No. still not doing it for the world’s media. Bieber’s got a concussion.
OK, how about the White House National Security Advisor, the Commander of USCYBERCOM and the Director of the National Security Agency?
Perhaps representatives from every major US think tank? You like to have them on your news output every single day right mainstream media? You know, the guys from the Hudson Institute, the Brookings Institution, the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Enterprise Institute, the Hoover Institution – all at Bilderberg.
Turn on the TV and there is 24 hour news coverage of the ongoing economic crisis. Imagine if senior representatives from every major bank in the world were meeting in the same place along with the heads of finance from several major countries in the Western world. Oh wait, they are, at Bilderberg.
Bilderberg has senior figures from the National Bank of Canada, the Spanish Caixabank, the Deutsche Bank of Germany, the Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG and the UniCredit Bank of Austria, and the Banco Internacional do Funchal of Brazil.
They have the Chairman of Barclays bank, the Chairman of HSBC, the Chairman of Goldman Sachs, the CEO of TD Bank Financial Group, and the Vice Chairman of Citigroup.
They have the Irish Minister of Finance, the Polish Minister of Finance, the Finnish Minister of Finance, The Turkish Deputy Prime Minister for Economic and Financial Affairs, a former US Secretary of the Treasury, four of the world’s most distinguished economics professors, and top economics journalists from the Financial Times, The Economist and The Wall Street Journal.
Throw in a smattering of royalty from the Netherlands and Belgium, and a few high ranking politicians and heads of state from Austria, China, Great Britain, Ireland, Russia, Italy, Canada, Spain, and Germany, the Head of Foreign Affairs on the Syrian National Council. Add two former US presidential candidates, a governor and a Senator and you’re still only really scratching the surface of the who’s who of Bilderberg attendees.
It is clearly asinine to suggest that this group of people hold no power and do not have any sway on the international stage. Their influence is irrefutable. Anyone who makes this argument and then tells you you are delusional is beyond stupid.
Where are you mainstream media? Why are you ignoring this and choosing instead to report on the mindless activities of Justin Beiber?