Bilderberg 2016: What Are The Global Elite Plotting This Time Around?

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Later this week, dozens of the most important men in the world are going to gather at an ultra-luxury hotel in Dresden, Germany to discuss the future of the planet.  What will happen at this meeting will not be televised, and the mainstream media in the United States will almost entirely ignore it, but decisions will be made at this conference that will affect the lives of every man, woman and child on the entire globe.  Of course, I am talking about the Bilderberg Group, and for decades you were labeled a “conspiracy theorist” if you even acknowledged that it existed.

Every year since 1954 the elite of the world have gathered at this time of the year to “discuss global events,” and since the Bilderberg Group operates under Chatham House Rules, everyone that participates is banned from revealing what goes on during the conference.

But what takes place at these conferences really matters.  For example, it has been documented that the Bilderberg Group played a key role in the development of the European Union and in the decision to create the euro.

The elitists that attend these meetings are not the kind of people that would waste their time having tea and exchanging small talk.  The list of previous attendees includes Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Prince Charles, David Cameron, Tony Blair, Henry Kissinger, Bill Gates, Angela Merkel, Ben Bernanke, Timothy Geithner, Rick Perry, David Rockefeller and Joe Biden.  I have included a list of those attending Bilderberg this year at the end of this article.

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The Taschenbergpalais Hotel In Dresden has been transformed into a heavily armed camp for this year’s conference, which only adds to the aura of mystery surrounding Bilderberg.  The following comes from the Guardian…

You know Bilderberg’s about to begin when you start seeing the guns. The Taschenbergpalais hotel in Dresden is filling up with pistol-packing plainclothes security as the last guests are ushered out. The frowning gunslingers head up and down the corridors with their hotel maps, trying door handles and checking the lay of the land while, down in the hotel lobby, corporate goons gather in muttering huddles.

I don’t know why everyone’s so antsy. According to the local newspaper DNN, at least 400 police officers will be surrounding the venue for the three days of the talks. There’s already a ring of concrete blocks around the entrance. Is that not enough? What are they expecting? The charge of the light brigade?

So what precisely is going on that is so incredibly important that it needs such protection?

Well, the following list of “key topics” for discussion at this year’s conference comes directly from the official Bilderberg website…

  1. Current events
  2. China
  3. Europe: migration, growth, reform, vision, unity
  4. Middle East
  5. Russia
  6. US political landscape, economy: growth, debt, reform
  7. Cyber security
  8. Geo-politics of energy and commodity prices
  9. Precariat and middle class
  10. Technological innovation

The term “precariat” definitely caught my attention.

I didn’t know what that term meant, so I had to look it up.  Here is how one source defines it…

The precariat is similar to the blue-collar workers of yesteryear in that they earn less than what Standing calls the salariat, but they are unique in that workers in manufacturing jobs, for instance, tended to have job security, benefits, and often union protection (which played a large part in the presence of the first two). Today’s precariat usually has none of that, and spans income and education levels, from sub-minimum-wage illegal migrant work and low-wage retail or service work to highly educated but contract- and freelance-dependent industries (like, ahem, journalism). Members of the precariat also, unlike their working-class forebears, have to put in an alarming amount of work that no one considers “work” or compensates them for.

But of course there will certainly be other things not on the official agenda that will be discussed by the elitists that gather in Dresden.  Two topics that will definitely be on the minds of most attendees will be the upcoming Brexit vote and the Donald Trump phenomenon…

The attendance of anti-Trump Senator Lindsey Graham is an obvious sign that Bilderberg will be scheming on how to prevent Trump from defeating Bilderberg’s chosen candidate – Hillary Clinton.

As we reported during last year’s conference, Bilderberg was confident that Clinton could shake off her GOP challengers, but Trump’s self-funded campaign and his public opposition to globalism and internationalist trade deals like NAFTA has shocked the Bilderberg elitists.

Bilderberg will obviously be discussing Brexit – Britain referendum vote to leave the EU – because it threatens the future of the European Union federal superstate that was the brainchild of Bilderberg in the first place.

Ultimately, key decisions regarding the future of the European Union, U.S. politics and the global financial system will be made at this conference, but we are not supposed to know what takes place at Bilderberg and the mainstream media in the United States has always had a policy of virtually ignoring these meetings.

But some things have changed.  In the past, it always took a good bit of detective work to figure out who was attending these meetings, but in recent years an official list of participants has been published on the Bilderberg website.  Below is the official list for this year.  Do you recognize any familiar names on this list?…

CHAIRMAN
Castries, Henri de (FRA), Chairman and CEO, AXA Group

Aboutaleb, Ahmed (NLD), Mayor, City of Rotterdam Achleitner, Paul M. (DEU), Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Deutsche Bank AG Agius, Marcus (GBR), Chairman, PA Consulting Group Ahrenkiel, Thomas (DNK), Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence Albuquerque, Maria Luís (PRT), Former Minister of Finance; MP, Social Democratic Party Alierta, César (ESP), Executive Chairman and CEO, Telefónica Altman, Roger C. (USA), Executive Chairman, Evercore Altman, Sam (USA), President, Y Combinator Andersson, Magdalena (SWE), Minister of Finance Applebaum, Anne (USA), Columnist Washington Post; Director of the Transitions Forum, Legatum Institute Apunen, Matti (FIN), Director, Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA Aydin-Düzgit, Senem (TUR), Associate Professor and Jean Monnet Chair, Istanbul Bilgi University Barbizet, Patricia (FRA), CEO, Artemis Barroso, José M. Durão (PRT), Former President of the European Commission Baverez, Nicolas (FRA), Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher Bengio, Yoshua (CAN), Professor in Computer Science and Operations Research, University of Montreal Benko, René (AUT), Founder and Chairman of the Advisory Board, SIGNA Holding GmbH Bernabè, Franco (ITA), Chairman, CartaSi S.p.A. Beurden, Ben van (NLD), CEO, Royal Dutch Shell plc Blanchard, Olivier (FRA), Fred Bergsten Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute Botín, Ana P. (ESP), Executive Chairman, Banco Santander Brandtzæg, Svein Richard (NOR), President and CEO, Norsk Hydro ASA Breedlove, Philip M. (INT), Former Supreme Allied Commander Europe Brende, Børge (NOR), Minister of Foreign Affairs Burns, William J. (USA), President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Cebrián, Juan Luis (ESP), Executive Chairman, PRISA and El País Charpentier, Emmanuelle (FRA), Director, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology Coeuré, Benoît (INT), Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank Costamagna, Claudio (ITA), Chairman, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A. Cote, David M. (USA), Chairman and CEO, Honeywell Cryan, John (DEU), CEO, Deutsche Bank AG Dassù, Marta (ITA), Senior Director, European Affairs, Aspen Institute Dijksma, Sharon A.M. (NLD), Minister for the Environment Döpfner, Mathias (DEU), CEO, Axel Springer SE Dyvig, Christian (DNK), Chairman, Kompan Ebeling, Thomas (DEU), CEO, ProSiebenSat.1 Elkann, John (ITA), Chairman and CEO, EXOR; Chairman, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Enders, Thomas (DEU), CEO, Airbus Group Engel, Richard (USA), Chief Foreign Correspondent, NBC News Fabius, Laurent (FRA), President, Constitutional Council Federspiel, Ulrik (DNK), Group Executive, Haldor Topsøe A/S Ferguson, Jr., Roger W. (USA), President and CEO, TIAA Ferguson, Niall (USA), Professor of History, Harvard University Flint, Douglas J. (GBR), Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings plc Garicano, Luis (ESP), Professor of Economics, LSE; Senior Advisor to Ciudadanos Georgieva, Kristalina (INT), Vice President, European Commission Gernelle, Etienne (FRA), Editorial Director, Le Point Gomes da Silva, Carlos (PRT), Vice Chairman and CEO, Galp Energia Goodman, Helen (GBR), MP, Labour Party Goulard, Sylvie (INT), Member of the European Parliament Graham, Lindsey (USA), Senator Grillo, Ulrich (DEU), Chairman, Grillo-Werke AG; President, Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie Gruber, Lilli (ITA), Editor-in-Chief and Anchor “Otto e mezzo,” La7 TV Hadfield, Chris (CAN), Colonel, Astronaut Halberstadt, Victor (NLD), Professor of Economics, Leiden University Harding, Dido (GBR), CEO, TalkTalk Telecom Group plc Hassabis, Demis (GBR), Co-Founder and CEO, DeepMind Hobson, Mellody (USA), President, Ariel Investment, LLC Hoffman, Reid (USA), Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, LinkedIn Höttges, Timotheus (DEU), CEO, Deutsche Telekom AG Jacobs, Kenneth M. (USA), Chairman and CEO, Lazard Jäkel, Julia (DEU), CEO, Gruner + Jahr Johnson, James A. (USA), Chairman, Johnson Capital Partners Jonsson, Conni (SWE), Founder and Chairman, EQT Jordan, Jr., Vernon E. (USA), Senior Managing Director, Lazard Frères & Co. LLC Kaeser, Joe (DEU), President and CEO, Siemens AG Karp, Alex (USA), CEO, Palantir Technologies Kengeter, Carsten (DEU), CEO, Deutsche Börse AG Kerr, John (GBR), Deputy Chairman, Scottish Power Kherbache, Yasmine (BEL), MP, Flemish Parliament Kissinger, Henry A. (USA), Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc. Kleinfeld, Klaus (USA), Chairman and CEO, Alcoa Kravis, Henry R. (USA), Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Kravis, Marie-Josée (USA), Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute Kudelski, André (CHE), Chairman and CEO, Kudelski Group Lagarde, Christine (INT), Managing Director, International Monetary Fund Levin, Richard (USA), CEO, Coursera Leyen, Ursula von der (DEU), Minister of Defence Leysen, Thomas (BEL), Chairman, KBC Group Logothetis, George (GRC), Chairman and CEO, Libra Group Maizière, Thomas de (DEU), Minister of the Interior, Federal Ministry of the Interior Makan, Divesh (USA), CEO, ICONIQ Capital Malcomson, Scott (USA), Author; President, Monere Ltd. Markwalder, Christa (CHE), President of the National Council and the Federal Assembly McArdle, Megan (USA), Columnist, Bloomberg View Michel, Charles (BEL), Prime Minister Micklethwait, John (USA), Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg LP Minton Beddoes, Zanny (GBR), Editor-in-Chief, The Economist Mitsotakis, Kyriakos (GRC), President, New Democracy Party Morneau, Bill (CAN), Minister of Finance Mundie, Craig J. (USA), Principal, Mundie & Associates Murray, Charles A. (USA), W.H. Brady Scholar, American Enterprise Institute Netherlands, H.M. the King of the (NLD) Noonan, Michael (IRL), Minister for Finance Noonan, Peggy (USA), Author, Columnist, The Wall Street Journal O’Leary, Michael (IRL), CEO, Ryanair Plc Ollongren, Kajsa (NLD), Deputy Mayor of Amsterdam Özel, Soli (TUR), Professor, Kadir Has University Papalexopoulos, Dimitri (GRC), CEO, Titan Cement Co. Petraeus, David H. (USA), Chairman, KKR Global Institute Philippe, Edouard (FRA), Mayor of Le Havre Pind, Søren (DNK), Minister of Justice Ratti, Carlo (ITA), Director, MIT Senseable City Lab Reisman, Heather M. (CAN), Chair and CEO, Indigo Books & Music Inc. Rutte, Mark (NLD), Prime Minister Sawers, John (GBR), Chairman and Partner, Macro Advisory Partners Schäuble, Wolfgang (DEU), Minister of Finance Schieder, Andreas (AUT), Chairman, Social Democratic Group Schmidt, Eric E. (USA), Executive Chairman, Alphabet Inc. Scholten, Rudolf (AUT), CEO, Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG Schwab, Klaus (INT), Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum Sikorski, Radoslaw (POL), Senior Fellow, Harvard University; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Simsek, Mehmet (TUR), Deputy Prime Minister Sinn, Hans-Werner (DEU), Professor for Economics and Public Finance, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich Skogen Lund, Kristin (NOR), Director General, The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise Standing, Guy (GBR), Co-President, BIEN; Research Professor, University of London Svanberg, Carl-Henric (SWE), Chairman, BP plc and AB Volvo Thiel, Peter A. (USA), President, Thiel Capital Tillich, Stanislaw (DEU), Minister-President of Saxony Vetterli, Martin (CHE), President, NSF Wahlroos, Björn (FIN), Chairman, Sampo Group, Nordea Bank, UPM-Kymmene Corporation Wallenberg, Jacob (SWE), Chairman, Investor AB Weder di Mauro, Beatrice (CHE), Professor of Economics, University of Mainz

Wolf, Martin H. (GBR), Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times