This may seem like an odd topic to write about but I thought it worthy of coverage because these annual meetings have been shrouded in mystery and secrecy and I think we need to shed some light on them.
This year, the Bilderberg Group will be meeting from 30 May – 3 June in Montreux, Switzerland. Some of the topics at this year’s meeting include:
- A Stable Strategic Order
- What next for Europe?
- Climate Change and Sustainability
- The Future of Capitalism
- The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence
- The Weaponization of Social Media
- The Importance of Space
- Cyber Threats
It’s a fairly long list of topics that will be discussed over the course of three days. But for this post, I will discuss the history of the Bilderberg Group. I will do a deeper dive into this elusive and private meeting in a future post.
The History of the Bilderberg Group
The Bilderberg Group was established in 1954 by Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands. The intent of the meetings was to foster a relationship between North America and Europe. Attendees include political leaders, experts in various fields such as finance, industry, etc. as well as the media. The meetings are held once a year and the location changes with each meeting. The meetings are conducted under the Chatham House Rule.
The rule was created in 1927 and is not specific to the Bilderberg Meetings. The rule states that anyone participating in the meeting can use any of the information given but they can’t reveal who provided the information nor can they reveal the identities of any of the attendees.
They are called the Bilderberg Group because the first meeting was held in the Hotel de Bilderberg in Oosterbeek, Netherlands.
The attendees can number anywhere from 120 to 150. The origins of the participants is varied but usually two thirds are from Europe and the other third are from North America; one third of the total come from politics and government while the remaining attendees are from other fields. There can also be some ‘surprise’ attendees who join for the day but the identity of these attendees is always kept secret.
These meetings have come under fire from the conspiracy theory community due to the secretive nature of the meetings and some of the special guest attendees as well as the topics discussed. Some feel that these meetings are leading to the imposition of a one world government controlled by the elite.
My next post on this topic will cover some of the people who have attended over the years as well as some of the topics they’ve discussed and the conspiracy theories surrounding those topics.