The alleged grand purpose for The Bilderberg Group is to produce One World Government in a single global marketplace, regulated by a central bank policed by one world army. With such a lofty goal, smaller steps are necessary. The Bilderberg Group focuses on items such as utilizing the UN as a central government, marking NATO a world army, manufactured crises and ongoing war, elimination of the middle class, and absolute control over media and education. Other concerns about the Bilderberg group revolve around lobbyists. With the secrecy of these meetings, it’s unsure what access lobbyists would have to these powerful people.
Bilderberg Group Conspiracy?
There is no evidence that supports a conspiracy theory behind The Bilderberg Group. There are legitimate reasons behind the processes of the group. Strengthening the UN and NATO are far steps from creating a one world government and army. It’s easy to see why conspiracy theorists jump to these conclusions. Instead, the purpose of the group was to promote cross functional alignment within those in the Atlantic World and ensure that Western Europe and North America work together as opposed to creating disagreement. Denis Healey, a steering committee member said “To say we were striving for a one-world government is exaggerated, but not wholly unfair. Those of us in Bilderberg felt we couldn’t go on forever fighting one another for nothing and killing people and rendering millions homeless. So we felt that a single community throughout the world would be a good thing.”
This quote is in line with the original intent of the group. The secrecy of these meetings spawns most of the conspiracy theories. However, the secrecy of the meetings is also their greatest asset. World leaders are able to discuss issues and concerns without worrying about off the cuff remarks and how words taken out of context can appear. No votes are recorded and there is no accountability except to the other members. For example, in 1991, Bill Clinton, then governor of Arkansas, attended The Bilderberg Group where David Rockefeller told him why the North American Free Trade Agreement was a priority of not only himself, but of the group as well. In 1992 Clinton was elected President of the USA and in 1994 NAFTA took effect. This accountability and the feeling of togetherness of the group, regardless of it’s intentions, make it a Secret Society. With all of the influential members and in the high regard that they hold the group, it’s easy to see why The Bilderberg Group is the most powerful and influential secret society today.