The Symbolic Significance of Bilderberg

By Ronald Glenn
America’s Right

The 2009 Bilderberg Conference, named after the Hotel de Bilderberg in the Netherlands where it was originally held in 1954, met from May 14 to May 16 at the Astir Palace resort in Athens, Greece. The meeting consisted of 130 to 150 of the richest people and/or most important government and corporate leaders from the West, all of whom gathered to discuss the world’s most important issues of the day. This year, the attendees list supposedly included: James Jones, National Security Advisor to the White House; David Patraeus, U.S. General; Timothy Geithner, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury; and Lawrence Summers, Director of the White House’s Economic Council.

For a growing number of Americans, Bilderberg has become synonymous with the concept of the “shadow government,” an organization that runs the world but is separate from governmental concerns, answering to no one. (Sounds a lot like the Federal Reserve Bank.) To others, it represents the old, imperialist West, since the participants represent the Western powers only. In that sense, this conference is a throwback to the 19th century conferences when Europe would have divided up the world over tea.

I have heard the public discussion about Bilderberg for the last couple weeks and I am still unable to confidently state how much power Bilberberg has over world affairs, but I believe its symbolic significance cannot be underestimated.

Barack Obama promised an open government throughout his presidential campaign, yet some of the highest ranking officials in his administration were listed as attendees at this secret meeting. We only know the minutes of the meetings by rumor. The participants are held to a vow of silence. That being said, America has a right to know what Timothy Geithner told the leaders of the world about American economic policy, and if he made any promises.

Lawyers with whom I have spoken tell me it is actually illegal for a government representative to attend such a meeting, though I’ll admit that such legal matters are above my pay grade. Even if it is not, however, this kind of secrecy reinforces the growing fear among Americans that the world is in the midst of a devastating concentration of power. Because the U.S. government not only controls but owns banking, insurance and the auto industry and maintains the most powerful military in the world, the United States is arguably run by fewer people today that at any time its history. The Obama administration does not just influence American life, it makes our decisions for us. Bilderberg, consequently, puts a face on the modern Politburo way of running a government — a rich, powerful elite decides what is good for us all.

American fears are based on an understandable reaction to an economic downturn, specifically the concern that there may not be enough proverbial bread for everyone in the capitalist marketplace. The Obama administration has given us every indication that the age of rationing is on its way. Therefore, such an outlook is not the outcome of paranoia, but rather one which solidly rests upon historical realities.

In the past, one way to obtain wealth was through brute force. In Western history, the most notable example of this was ancient Rome . Whole populations were enslaved to maintain the lavish lifestyles of the very few at the top, culminating with the Roman Emperor. This kind of government distributes wealth under the bribery and “who-knows-who” system. It is a system full of intrigue, murder, and blatant state brutality to anyone who interfered with the system of acquisition, a system which never contemplated the possibility of affluence for the majority.

In modern times, the communist system in Soviet Russia had the same appearance, but there was one major difference. It supposedly did not lock up its citizens in gulags or force people into bread lines out of selfishness. It supposedly did it out of a desire for equality and the betterment of humanity. To express it as cynically as possible, the Communist Party chief lived for his people and they died for him. In this system, power not only comes from the police state but resides in the moral imperatives of the rulers — the Romans wanted obedience, the Soviet communists wanted obedience and they wanted its citizens to like it.

In 2009, in modern America, the government is discounting the idea that consumption can be controlled by market forces. It is going to increase limits on energy consumption, and the word is out in political circles that water rationing could even be on the horizon (in fact, it’s alive and well in central California!). The magazine racks are full of articles now about how the financial crises was not just due to the Federal Reserve System, but is also to be placed on the shoulders of the greedy, insatiable American public. The government is ready to teach us restraint. It forced us to stop smoking after all. Now it will teach us to eat less and drive less and we will like it because it is for the good of the whole world. Barack Obama said as much during his campaign last year, and Nancy Pelosi said as much during a visit to Communist China last week.

The Bilderberg Conference shows us that committees exist both inside the government and outside the government, committees which want to be in charge of the world’s resources. By the time these decisions reach the White House, they will be decided by a committee of one. All Americans have a right to fear these secret decisions made by people who may not have the nation’s interest at heart. We all need to remember that when the Soviet citizens stood in the bread lines with their rationing cards, none of the Politburo members were in line with them. They were gorging themselves on caviar and vodka in palaces, weary from the struggles of running a police state.

Let’s see if next year’s Bilderberg Conference is done by conference calls in order to save fuel for all those private jets. Of course, there is as much chance of that happening as there is in the possibility that Al Gore will give back his Nobel Prize.

Ronald Glenn has worked in real estate and law for more than twenty years. He now works in Philadelphia, and lives outside the city with his wife. Ron has been writing for America’s Right since January 2009.



  1. CRASH and BURN says:

    Bilderberg? More like Hindenberg. We're going down in flames, only a matter of time.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Any chance that George Soros was in attendance?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Great article Ron…if that doesn't send chills down your spine, what will? We need to pursue this idea that it is illegal for a gov't representative to attend a meeting such as this…pose it to our Senators and Congressmen. I wouldn't trust Geithner to do anything good for this country.

  4. BRUCE BANNER says:

    A little heads up to my government, I get really angry when:
    3.Have to wait in line for gasoline(Flashing back to 73-74)

  5. Anonymous says:

    Interesting that the off-the-record meeting of the American Billionaires Club was held in New York just the week before.

  6. Gail B says:

    Thank you, Ronald.

    Timothy Geithner worries me. He is either extremely smart, or he is dishonest and corrupt…or both.

    When the richest people in the world gather to meet with the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, it makes me wonder why. And, I also wonder why the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury would meet with the richest people in the world, especially with the Obama(?) regime in place, which is tearing down the U.S. economy as expeditiously as possible.

    Do you ever feel that the rug is about to be pulled out from under us financially?

    Oh, Lord! Verify: pelump


    …. so much for representative government …….

  8. observer says:

    The trouble with all this secrecy (at least this group is known as secret whereas the new "transparent" administration uses the MSM to hide its secrecy while it continues to preach lies as openness) is that basically good Americans are getting more and more afraid of each other. A certain paranoia is setting in and people don't trust one another.

    This fear will logically result in following whoever is in power, for self preservation, when that power starts coming after the good.

    There are few individual heroes in a spoiled culture and one that has been intentionally educationally dumbed down about its own history. For decades now individuals (from the time of their entry into day care centers and all organized group events) place their very psychological security in the group – group think. They have bonded with the group rather than parents or families for their survival. They will follow that group think when times get hard. Bummer!

  9. Rix says:

    I have a distinct feeling that people at America's rudder have adopted the social model that I have already lived under. And no, I don't mean Soviet Union; I mean the state of Israel in its pre-1977socialist, labor-dominated regime. All the signs are already there: powerful unions shaping electoral process, conmingling of state and party coffers, financial and political elite openly rubbing shoulders and pockets, highly partisan media bashing "religious nuts"… Even enemies and their methods are markedly same. The only obvious difference was that the Israeli laborists, with all their faults, honestly cared for the safety of the country (at least, until 1993) because their life and well-being depended on it – while today's American elites are clearly under impression that Die Neue Ordnung of the "global village" has eliminated that personal responsibility. Unfortunately, it looks like we do not dare reminding them.

  10. Anonymous says:


    Please read Daniel Estulin's book on the Bilderbergers. He has been investigating them forever, and it is a very good read!

    Rix: I have been hearing about the "evil Zionists" who are at the root of the evil in this world. I do not understand this very well. Do you know about it?

  11. goddessdivine says:

    So much for transparency. This is some scary stuff.

    Great piece.

  12. Rix says:

    > Rix: I have been hearing about the "evil Zionists" who are at the root
    > of the evil in this world. I do not understand this very well. Do
    > you know about it?

    The notion is rather silly to those who know the definition of the term "Zionist", which means "one who wants for all Jews to gather in Zion", the latter being another name for the land of Israel. True Israeli Zionists are clinging onto their Torahs and their guns, and the Usurper in Chief is about as popular among them as a boy in a public pool with a yellowish spot spreading around him. It is the non-Zionist, secular Jewish elites that you should blame – they are the ones who sent America on a huge guilt trip, the ultimate results of which we now observe.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Mr. Berg,
    Your foolish websites, blogs, lawsuits, etc. about the issue of the President’s citizenship is nothing more than a thin veil to make a mockery on the citizen of the Untied States.
    Currently, Title 8 of the U.S. Code Section 1401 defines the following as people who are "citizens of the United States at birth:"
    • Anyone born inside the United States *
    • Any Indian or Eskimo born in the United States, provided being a citizen of the U.S. does not impair the person's status as a citizen of the tribe
    • Any one born outside the United States, both of whose parents are citizens of the U.S., as long as one parent has lived in the U.S.
    • Any one born outside the United States, if one parent is a citizen and lived in the U.S. for at least one year and the other parent is a U.S. national
    • Any one born in a U.S. possession, if one parent is a citizen and lived in the U.S. for at least one year
    • Any one found in the U.S. under the age of five, whose parentage cannot be determined, as long as proof of non-citizenship is not provided by age 21
    • Any one born outside the United States, if one parent is an alien and as long as the other parent is a citizen of the U.S. who lived in the U.S. for at least five years (with military and diplomatic service included in this time)
    • A final, historical condition: a person born before 5/24/1934 of an alien father and a U.S. citizen mother who has lived in the U.S.
    * There is an exception in the law – the person must be "subject to the jurisdiction" of the United States. This would exempt the child of a diplomat, for example, from this provision.
    Anyone falling into these categories is considered natural-born, and is eligible to run for President or Vice President. Separate sections handle territories that the United States has acquired over time, such as Puerto Rico (8 USC 1402), Alaska (8 USC 1404), Hawaii (8 USC 1405), the U.S. Virgin Islands (8 USC 1406), and Guam (8 USC 1407). Each of these sections confer citizenship on persons living in these territories as of a certain date, and usually confer natural-born status on persons born in those territories after that date. For example, for Puerto Rico, all persons born in Puerto Rico between April 11, 1899, and January 12, 1941, are automatically conferred citizenship as of the date the law was signed by the President (June 27, 1952). Additionally, all persons born in Puerto Rico on or after January 13, 1941, are natural-born citizens of the United States. Note that because of when the law was passed, for some, the natural-born status was retroactive.
    Perhaps, you should post this good law and statutory language on your website so that the people will grasp a clear understanding about what the law says about what constitutes “citizens of the United States at birth”. But, as expected, you won’t even bother post this law on your websites, blogs or elsewhere, because you know your position regarding the Constitution is patently frivolous; indeed, a fact found by all Courts you have filed papers with.

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