This may be the most important one-minute video that you’ll ever watch. Please take that brief minute to view it.
In this video, Gerard Batten, a Member of the European Parliament for London for the United Kingdom Independence Party, finally asks the question that should have been asked by every honest reporter (if there is one) across the world:
Why are the media so completely and totally disinterested in the yearly meeting of a group of the world’s most powerful and influential people?
The curious lack of curiosity and silence of the media is deafening.
H/t Vigilant Citizen.
Batten made his statement on September 12, 2011, at the EP in Strasbourg, France. I’ve transcribed Mr. Batten’s statement. Please forward it to your e-mail list. Let’s make this go viral!
“Thank you, Mr. President.
The [European] Commission have recently replied to my written question confirming that Commissioners Almunia and Kroes attended the Bilderberg meeting in St. Moritz in June. The Commission cannot tell me details of what was discussed, but that surely the Bilderberg meetings do not take decisions. [Joaquin Almunia and Neelie Kroes are both Vice Presidents of the European Commission. ~Eowyn]
If Bilderberg meetings are just talking shops, why did the most powerful figures from around the world, including George Osborne, the [British] Chancellor of the Exchequer, bothered to attend?
What other summit of world leaders in politics, finance and business would go completely unreported in the mainstream media such as the BBC?
It’s impossible not to reach the conclusion that the non-reporting of these events is anything other than a conspiracy between the [Bilderberg] organizers and the media.
It merely confirms the belief of many that the hidden agenda and purpose of the Bilderberg Group is to bring about undemocratic world government.
It’s a disgrace that the European Commission is colluding in that.”
The Bilderberg Group (aka Bilderberg conference or Bilderberg Club) is an annual, unofficial, invitation-only conference of approximately 120 to 140 guests from North America and Western Europe, most of whom are people of influence. About one-third are from government and politics, and two-thirds from finance, industry, labour, education and communications. Meetings are closed to the public and often feature future political leaders shortly before they become household names. […]
Meetings are organized by a steering committee with two members from each of approximately 18 nations.Official posts, in addition to a chairman, include an Honorary Secretary General.There is no such category in the group’s rules as a “member of the group”. The only category that exists is “member of the Steering Committee”.In addition to the committee, there also exists a separate advisory group, though membership overlaps.
Here are the Chairmen of the Bilderberg Group’s Steering Committee. Betcha you’ve never heard of these men! Why’s that?:
- Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld (1954–1975)
- Walter Scheel (1975–1977)
- Alec Douglas-Home (1977–1980)
- Eric Roll, Baron Roll of Ipsden (1986–1989)
- Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington (1990–1998)
- Étienne Davignon (since 1998)
Here are the Americans who attended this year’s meeting of the Bilderberg Group, June 9-12, St. Moritz, Switzerland:
- Alexander, Keith B., Commander, USCYBERCOM; Director, National Security Agency
- Altman, Roger C., Chairman, Evercore Partners Inc.
- Bezos, Jeff, Founder and CEO, Amazon.com
- Collins, Timothy C., CEO, Ripplewood Holdings, LLC
- Feldstein, Martin S., George F. Baker Professor of Economics, Harvard University
- Hoffman, Reid, Co-founder and Executive Chairman, LinkedIn
- Hughes, Chris R., Co-founder, Facebook
- Jacobs, Kenneth M., Chairman & CEO, Lazard
- Johnson, James A., Vice Chairman, Perseus, LLC
- Jordan, Jr., Vernon E., Senior Managing Director, Lazard Frères & Co. LLC
- Keane, John M., Senior Partner, SCP Partners; General, US Army, Retired
- Kissinger, Henry A., Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc.
- Kleinfeld, Klaus, Chairman and CEO, Alcoa
- Kravis, Henry R., Co-Chairman and co-CEO, Kohlberg Kravis, Roberts & Co.
- Kravis, Marie-Josée, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute, Inc.
- Li, Cheng, Senior Fellow and Director of Research, John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution
- Mundie, Craig J., Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Microsoft Corporation
- Orszag, Peter R., Vice Chairman, Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.
- Perle, Richard N., Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
- Rockefeller, David, Former Chairman, Chase Manhattan Bank
- Rose, Charlie, Executive Editor and Anchor, Charlie Rose
- Rubin, Robert E., Co-Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Secretary of the Treasury
- Schmidt, Eric, Executive Chairman, Google Inc.
- Steinberg, James B., Deputy Secretary of State
- Thiel, Peter A., President, Clarium Capital Management, LLC
- Varney, Christine A., Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust
- Vaupel, James W., Founding Director, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
- Warsh, Kevin, Former Governor, Federal Reserve Board
- Wolfensohn, James D., Chairman, Wolfensohn & Company, LLC
For the names of attendees from other countries, go here.