OWS and the Bilderberg Group: Why This Secret Society of World Leaders Needs to be 'Occupied'

Some of the world's most influential politicians and industry titans met behind closed doors in Chantilly, Virginia this May 31 through June 3. The Westfields Marriot prepared a large security detail: including barricades, barb wired fences, and more than enough armed police officers. The event drew hundreds of protestors from all over the United States, and others from around the world.

The Bilderberg Group has been meeting annually in different locations since 1954, when they first met in Oosterbeek, Netherlands at the Hotel de Bilderberg, which gave the secretive group their namesake. 

Because of the secrecy of these meetings, and the lack of attention the Bilderbergers receive from the mainstream media, many independent thinkers and members of the alternative media question what exactly these elitists are discussing in their private meetings.

Well, we could ask former President Bill Clinton, who attended the 1991 Bilderberg meeting -- one year before he defeated former CIA director and incumbent President George H.W. Bush. We could also ask 2004 Vice Presidential John Edwards, who just recently escaped prosecution for campaign finance charges via a mistrial. Here is a 'complete' list of Bilderberg 2012 attendees.

So what's the big deal? Why should it matter that future heads of state and leaders of finance, labor, and technology meet to have informal, off-the-record discussions? According to the offical Bilderberg website: "At the meetings, no resolutions are proposed, no votes taken, and no policy statements issued." This seems contradictory to former European Union commissioner and Bilderberg chairman Étienne Davignon's confession that the Bilderberg conference gave rise to the euro and thus the European Union. 

If we take a look at the debt-suicide epidemic in Greece and the financial apartheid that is plagueing the rest of the EU, the brainchild of the Bilderbergers seems to be failing the people of Europe. 

Back to Chantilly.

The Occupy Bilderberg event made history this weekend with the largest group of protestors in the long history of this meeting of the world's elite. Unlike the Occupy Wall Street movement, which often receives criticisms for lacking a sense of direction, the Occupy Bilderberg attendees are unified in their goal: exposing the global mafia for their crimes against humanity. While the OWS movement has good intentions, some factions of OWS have misplaced anger: blaming capitalism -- as if the Federal Reserve handing out trillions to Wall Street oligarchs is an integral platform in capitalism. If the Occupy movement is looking for the real 1%, or more accurately, the real .1%, then Bilderberg is where their attention should be focused.

This isn't the first meeting of the Bilderbergers in Chantilly. In the heat of the 2008 presidential campaign, the Westfields Marriot hosted the Bilderberg Group -- allegedly determining which Democratic presidential nominee would be best at enforcing their agenda: Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton

Up until a few years ago, the mainstream media denied the Bilderberg Group existed. In fact, that denial still exists today. In fact, an interview with MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell shows him reacting quite unprofessionaly about questions of Bildergberg Group's existence when asked about it by alternative media journalist Luke Rudkowski. After receiving a polite, detailed explanation of what the Bilderberg Group is, O'Donnell responds with the "I'm too lazy to research that" defense.


Predictably, the corporate mainstream media and other individuals who haven't done their research will label this as a 'conspiracy theory'. But with the ever-increasing police state in America, the ever-present desire for military intervention in Iran/Syria, and a collapsing European Union -- maybe investigating the Bilderberg Group and their agenda wouldn't be such a bad idea. That is, if people aren't "too lazy" to perform a few Google searches.

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