The Bilderberg Conference and Bill Morneau – what’s he doing there?

What is the Bilderberg Conference?

One can say it is a meeting that has flown under the radar of many, some even highly educated, people.  Certainly, many who are questioned about whether they have heard of Bilderberg will either respond with a blank stare; or a vacuous, superficial yes, without knowing much details about the group itself.

For the some who do know, attendees, sycophants, parroters or simply those who are not even struck with the slightest bit of credulity from nefariously suspicious activities –  will generally respond with indifference, shrug it off and tell you it is nothing you should be concerning yourself with, and if you do, than you’re a no-good, conspiracy theorist.

Certainly, they might have a point.  After all, these people attending, or who have attended the Bilderberg conference (Heads of State, Goldman Sachs, IMF, World Bank, Microsoft) are people that have your best interests in mind, right?  After all, those with the most power, generally tend to be very benevolent, altruistic and considerate for the financial needs of the lessers, right?

Depending on your answers to those questions; you should still be privy to the fact that Bilderberg, in itself, is arguably the biggest conspiracy of our time.  Many skeptics who are not so easily beguiled by the official narrative, believe that many of these attendees discuss and formulate policy that is crafted with the end-goal objective of achieving global domination and a one world government. For those who are a little less alarmist, the belief is that a lot of these attendees are secretly crafting or creating foreign policy which would have huge, and likely, not so beneficial implications for the rest of Western society, as the policies being made or discussed, are usually ones that benefit their ends, and not the people’s.

Many people will be quick to dismiss these ‘outlandish’ claims, or even scoff at the notion of a clandestine cabal of highly influential people secretly meeting every year to scheme like villains from a John Le Carre novel.

Yet, by just digging beneath the very thin veneer of dismissal and obfuscation, we can start to uncover some truth to a lot of claims being made.

Indeed, one highly suspicious aspect about this is whole ordeal is the fact that there is very little to no coverage in the mainstream media regarding Bilderberg; which, considering the prominence of many of the attendees, is surprising, as it is a potential story that should rouse the attention of even the most complacent journalists.

Certainly, considering the fact that the G7 Conferences, along with the Davos World Economic Forums receive front page coverage from thousands of journalists; it seems reasonable to assert that the lack of coverage is not due to its unworthiness of news coverage – especially considering our ever-omnipresent 24 hour news stations, who cover even the fluffiest of news pieces that would make TMZ blush.

Yes, the event, which took place from June 1st to June 4th at Chantilly, Virginia, did not even countenance a blurb or even the slightest of mentions in our main Canadian newspapers or newscasts – G&M, National Post, Toronto Star, CBC, Global News, CTV.

Still, many might contend the event is just not newsworthy.  Not everyone cares about some meeting that likely has no effect on us, right?

But by looking at the guest list, and past guest lists, is it truly not newsworthy?

Bill Morneau, Canada’s Finance Minister, arguably the second most powerful person in the country, is meeting with some of the richest, most powerful people in the world.  Here are some figures on the 2017 list, (list does not include everyone attending the event):

Diplomats/Politicians: Tiankai Cai (China’s ambassador to the US), Henry Kissinger, Christine Lagarde (Head of the IMF), the King of Holland, H.R. McMaster (National Security Advisor under Trump), two US senators (Lindsay Graham, Tom Cotton), Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, US Strategic Advisor Christopher Liddell, Robert Zoellick (former head of the World Bank, now sitting on its Board of Directors), Jens Stoltenberg (Head of NATO), Larry Summers (Former Secretary of the Treasury) and many more.

Finance: Head of AXA, Head of ING, President of Goldman Sachs, Head of the Lazard Bank, Lead Chairperson of Deutsche Bank, Head of Citadel, Co-founder of the Carlyle Group

Multinational Corporations: Head of Bayer, Eric Schmidt (CEO of Google), Peter Thiel (CEO of Paypal), Randall Stephenson (Chairman of AT&T)

Media: President of CNN, Editor in Chief at Bloomberg, Editor in Chief at the Economist, Head of UK’s Media Watchdog, Owner of the Financial Times

Prominent Canadians: David McKay (CEO of RBC), Heather Reisman (CEO of Indigo), Michael Sabia (CEO of Caisse; second largest pension fund owner in Canada behind CPP) and Galen Weston (owner of Loblaws)

Former Diplomats/Politicians who once attended Bilderberg: Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Paul Martin, Jean Chretien, Ben Bernanke, Alan Greenspan, Donald Rumsfeld, Angela Merkel, Margaret Thatcher

Certainly, the accumulated wealth of the people at this meeting stands at more than 99.9% of the people on this planet.  Generally, because of this, and other reasons, is it not ridiculous to believe that what they have to talk about, is interesting? Indeed, wouldn’t it be fascinating to overhear some of the conversations being had at this conference?  So why does the media insist on silence?

Conrad Black said at a 1996 Bilderberg meeting in Toronto that media silence, “makes discussion more intimate and candid. There are no massive indiscretions, but the exchanges can be quite heated.”

Furthermore, Bilderberg attendees are required to take a vow of silence.   None of them are allowed to talk to anyone about what is being discussed during these meetings (apart from perhaps, highly superficial conversings); and no journalists are even willingly provided with any sorts of tidbits of information, which even suggest what was discussed. Certainly, if these meetings were not such a big deal and were not worth our concern – why are the attendees so highly sworn to secrecy?

Indeed, here is a video of Bill Morneau confronted at Bilderberg 2017; unable to even countenance a single statement regarding Bilderberg.

Luckily for us, however, we proles or plebians, are provided with a list of topics from the Bilderberg site:

  1. The Trump Administration: A progress report
  2. Trans-Atlantic relations: options and scenarios
  3. The Trans-Atlantic defence alliance: bullets, bytes and bucks
  4. The direction of the EU
  5. Can globalisation be slowed down?
  6. Jobs, income and unrealised expectations
  7. The war on information
  8. Why is populism growing?
  9. Russia in the international order
  10. The Near East
  11. Nuclear proliferation
  12. China
  13. Current events

These topics, all bordering on the theme of globalism; the Trump administration; financial prospectuses; multilateral trade agreements, are certainly not topics of meniality. On the contrary, they appear to be very pertinent; and lots of topics are certainly relevant to Canada’s not-so-prescient path to globalism – and more specifically to our Finance Minister in Bill Morneau.

This therefore, brings up a couple questions that need to be asked.  One of these being what Morneau was doing at this event. Specifically what was his purpose of attending?  Certainly, NAFTA is one pertinent topic on the mind of many of these globalists, so it stresses the question as to what role Morneau played in this meeting, if he played any.

Furthermore, as an elected public official; along with the promise of transparency so articulately conveyed by the Liberals during this election process, isn’t he, (or the Canadian government) obligated to disclose at least some information to what he was doing at this event?  After all, we Canadians, pay for his salary, elected him to run and manage our government, and his position includes responsibilities like managing the Canadian economy, which essentially includes overseeing the well-being of Canadians, our occupational security, and allocation of our taxpayer dollars that we bequeath to the government every year, with the hope and understanding that it will be used wisely.  Saying this, don’t we, the public, at least deserve transparency from our elected officials?  Or are we as citizens, just a simple means to an end, or for some of us more privy to this meeting, a hindrance to the end-goals of the elitists?  It seems that as this year’s Bilderberg meeting comes and goes; we’ll have to wait another year to find out.

 

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About Jake Beaumont 54 Articles
BA in Media Studies from the University of Guelph. Graduated from the University of Guelph-Humber with a Diploma in Journalism. Former Research Analyst for Honest Reporting Canada. Published in the Huffington Post, Vancouver Province and many other newspapers across Canada. Specializes in Middle-East politics. Currently situated in Toronto.

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