His trip doesn’t prove he is a shape-shifting alien – although I am open to suggestions on his space-lizardiness – but it does show the ugly nature of what Boles called the “leading and well-known” folk in charge.
The Bilderberg Group brings together 120 or so top politicians and businessmen for a conference every year.
It was founded in the ’50s after some pro-US European politicians asked the CIA’s help to get some kind of “Atlanticist” business-oriented event going.
This top nobs’ secret conflab makes many suspect Bilderberg is an agenda-setting conspiracy.
Personally I think it is something like a Tolpuddle Festival for the ruling elite – somewhere they can meet to thrash out a few ideas, express some solidarity and have a good time.
Of course, at Tolpuddle we self-consciously affirm solidarity of working people. But our elites are supposed to be all about business competition and national rivalry.
The obvious solidarity at the top shown by Bilderberg doesn’t sit well with the official story about competitive free markets and patriotic nations.
It suggests the participants feel more in common as members of an international ruling class than they feel in competition with each other.
People in the US are brought up to firmly believe in free markets and patriotism, so they are often most offended by Bilderberg meetings.
Some get so angry that they start believing Bilderberg is a powerful conspiracy, showing the world is run by Illuminati, alien lizards or Knights Templar.
Over here, I think we are more likely to shrug our shoulders and think “there goes the establishment, scratching each other’s backs again.”
Bilderberg conference proceedings are secret, but we do know the attendees. They are a creepy bunch.