The Selection of Future World Leaders

The Bilderberg Group has had a constellation of different political and business superstars attend its conferences, and many attendees enter as little-known neophytes and leave as widely acclaimed leaders of tomorrow. Many conspiracy theorists allege that it is the Bilderberg Group itself that selects who will be the world leaders of tomorrow, thus grooming their respective governments for easy assimilation.

When Bill Clinton attended the Bilderberg conference in Germany in 1991, he was an unknown governor from one of the smallest American states. Suddenly, in roughly one year's time, he was elected President of the United States. Likewise, Tony Blair—a little-known Parliament backbencher when he was first a guest of the Group in Athens in 1993—in just one year's time became the leader of his Labour party, then became Prime Minister three years after that. And the pattern is repeated time and again: Margaret Thatcher attended little more than three years before becoming Prime Minister. John Edwards was an attendee mere months before he was selected to run as the Democratic nominee for Vice President in 2004. And just seven days after addressing the Group in 2009, Herman Van Rompuy was chosen unanimously to become the first full-time President of the European Council.

How is it that so many fledgling politicians enter into the web of the Bilderberg Group and suddenly find themselves at the highest levels of government?

Follow the Money

Given that the Bilderberg Group has had, at the very least, an uncanny talent for prescient political picks, is there a danger that its backroom dealings may be corrupting the democratic political systems in the U.S., U.K. and elsewhere? If some type of mole, double-agent or Manchurian candidate can be set up via the influence of the Bilderberg Group, the consequences could be, or potentially already have been, disastrous.

Indeed, it may have already exerted its political will against the wishes of the masses. Adoption of the Euro, the pan-European currency, had been a dream of the Bilderberg Group since its first meeting. A single currency could make world markets easier to control and, some fear, easier to manipulate. Finally, in 1999, after much wrangling and debating, the Euro was introduced, a direct result of work done by the Bilderberg Group, admits Étienne Davignon, the current chairman of the Group. And some allege that the Iraq War was born out of a mini Bilderberg conference in Chantilly, VA, in May of 2002—the heads of industry were salivating over both the Iraqi oil fields and the new contracts that an occupied country would require. (While Davignon did touch on the Iraq issue in a BBC interview, it was simply to mention that Bilderberg meetings had served as a forum to reconcile the differences between the countries who supported the war and those who didn’t.) And there have been whispers that the Group was responsible for the energy crisis of the 1970s, demanding that the price of oil be increased. It already boasts heads of states and the CEOs of multinational oil companies at its meetings; how hard would it be for it to make oil prices skyrocket with only a nod of its collective head?

But what if this league of all-powerful elites was not satisfied with manipulating only our money and energy? What if the Bilderberg Group had an even more nefarious goal?

“A One-World Government”

Journalist Jon Ronsen claims that, after much persistence and dedication, he was able to finally wring the truth from one of the original Bilderbergians. He spoke to Denis Healy, an old British parliamentarian and former British Secretary of Defense, who informed him “to say that we were striving for a one-world government is exaggerated, but not wholly unfair.”

If the aim of the Bilderberg Group is to control the people of the world under the aegis of a single government, how could they best affect this takeover of sovereignty? Wouldn't the average citizens of each country rise up against any outside control of their land? Rich and powerful though the Group may be, how did it plan to even the odds of 130-some elites versus nearly six billion ordinary men and women trying to live free?

By Derek Rodriguez