What’s on at Bilderberg? Secretive group of rich people meet on Russia, populism in EU & inequality


A select group of some of the world’s richest and most powerful people is getting together this week for the annual Bilderberg Group meeting, attracting controversy and conspiracy theories due to its elite and secretive nature.

This year’s gathering, which will be the 66th annual meeting of the mysterious group, takes place in Turin, Italy, between June 7-10. The meeting will be attended by American and European business leaders, current and former government officials, politicians, university professors, think tank analysts and even some journalists — but don’t expect them to talk about it in public. What happens at the Bilderberg meeting stays at the Bilderberg meeting.  

Topping the agenda will be the challenges of “populism in Europe,”“inequality” and the “future of work.” The group will also discuss the scourge of “fake news” and a “post-truth” world, as well as the state of play in the US before the 2018 midterm elections and US world leadership more generally. The list of topics also includes “Russia,” but it provides no further detail.

Some have pointed out that Turin is an appropriate location for this year’s meeting, given Italy’s recently installed anti-establishment government and a wave of populist uprisings across the European Union, which has worried those in favor of maintaining the status quo. Others have noted the irony of a group of billionaires and politicians holding a secret meeting in a fancy hotel to discuss inequality.

Among the 2018 attendees are former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) David Petraeus, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Governor of the Bank of England Mark J. Carney, CEO of Ryanair Michael O’Leary and CEO of Airbus Thomas Enders.

Virulent anti-Russia Washington Post columnist Anne Applebaum will also be there, alongside her husband Radoslaw Sikorski, who was forced to resign as Poland’s minister for foreign affairs in 2015 after damaging recordings of him and other politicians were leaked to the public.

So, why is the Bilderberg meeting so controversial?

Well, for one thing, the meetings are notoriously secretive. Almost no information is available to the public; no minutes are taken and no report is written up after the fact. Meetings are held under the Chatham House Rule, which means that attendees can discuss the meeting and information gleaned from the meeting, but they cannot identify any of the speakers.

The meetings are regularly picketed by protesters, and many critics of the event liken the gathering to a shadow world government of sorts – where powerful people go to dictate how the rest of the world lives. Conspiracy theorists are convinced that the meetings are used to discuss the creation of a one-world government and a ‘New World Order,’ away from the prying eyes of the plebeians and unwashed masses.


6 thoughts on “What’s on at Bilderberg? Secretive group of rich people meet on Russia, populism in EU & inequality

  1. The “post truth” world has an interesting definition. Can’t give it here. Damn fone won’t copy/paste.

    Within the definition is the admission of a lie………..

    1. I got it, Koyote: (and I think the word itself is an admission of a lie)

      The dictionary defines “post-truth” as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.”

      In other words: Forget truth and just control the public through lies and manipulation.

      1. These assholes try to form a “reality” for you to live in, so they can continue the parasitic lifestyle. When you catch on. They scramble like cockroaches trying to create a different reality so Everyone can just relax xxxxxxxx… See? No uprising!!!!

        1. yeah, in the past they were very successful at doing that, and marginalizing everyone who revealed the truth, but I don’t think they have that power anymore.

          No one believes the news, so they start searching for truth, and they find it. They’ve lost the ability to keep the public fooled, and once that credibility is shattered, there’s no getting it back. “Cat’s out of the bag”, as they say.

          The uprising is just a matter of people having little left to lose, and an economic collapse can bring that around real quick.

          I think that the only people who are still living in their false reality are people whose lives will be too upset by the truth.

  2. It’s interesting that “populism in Europe” in on the agenda, but they don’t seem to be too worried about populism, or patriotism in America.

    The Europeans are disarmed. Getting out in the streets and being noticed is all they can do, even if they know it’s futile. Americans for the most part know it’s futile, and if they’re awake, they also understand what point we’ve arrived at.

    You’re not going to see many Americans out in the streets waving banners. We did that in the 1960’s, and we understand that this is a different game now…. one for all the marbles. Because we remain invisible, we go unnoticed to the “elites”, who probably think that increased gun sales are our typical response to the possibility of gun legislation, but in fact, Americans are preparing for war.

  3. These assholes invented globalism, look where it got us. These secret meetings should be raided by militia and, everybody inside detained, taken for a 400 ft in the air helicopter ride and thrown out the door with a rope around their neck, yep just like in the Al Pacino movie.

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