Chapter 4 – Bilderberg Group

Prince Bernhard, one of the foundersof the Bilderberg Group

Prince Bernhard, one of the founders of the Bilderberg Group

It’s a well-known fact that up until 2012 the Mainstream Media (MSM) have in effect had a blackout on all Bilderberg Group reporting. The reporting by both the MSM and alternative media on the 2012 Bilderberg Group meeting was probably the most comprehensive we have ever seen.

Nonetheless, the reporting of the Bilderberg Group meetings from its inception has been negligible. Between 1950 and 1999, there were only 15 articles and news reports that contained the term “Bilderberg Group.”  Between the year 2000 and 2004, 16 articles and news reports were written and between 2005 and 2011 that figure jumped to 213 (Source: Google News)

From the evidence presented its easy see that the MSM has in effect deliberately not reported on anything related to the Bilderberg Group.

In 2012, the agenda of the mainstream media changed and an increase in Bilderberg Group reporting became evident.  This can be clearly demonstrated by the 7750 results that Google News produced between January 2012 and June 2012.  In effect, that’s a 3,076% increase in media coverage in one year.

Considering that we can assume that at least 28% of participants at each and every Bilderberg Group meeting have been from the United States of America, the fact is that all of the chairman have been from Europe.

This fact displaces the common belief that the United States of America have officially managed and controlled Bilderberg Group meetings. Although it must be noted that due to the large number of representatives from the United States, their influence is probably greater than that of the chairman.

However, on the other hand, if we consider that almost 80% of the 24 countries represented at the last three Bilderberg Group meetings are European, the numbers of participants from the United States of America may not be as influential as once thought.

The original conference was held at the Hotel de Bilderberg, near Arnhem in the Netherlands, from 29 to 31 May 1954. It was initiated   by several people, including Polish politician Józef Retinger,  concerned about the growth of anti-Americanism in Western Europe, who proposed an international conference at which leaders from European countries and the United States would be brought together with the aim of promoting Atlanticism – better understanding between the cultures of the United States and Western Europe to foster cooperation on political, economic, and defense issues. 

Józef Retinger approached Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands who agreed  to promote the idea, together with former Belgian Prime MinisterPaul Van Zeeland, and the head of Unilever at that time, Dutchman Paul Rijkens. Bernhard in turn contacted Walter Bedell Smith, then head of the CIA, who asked Eisenhower adviser Charles Douglas Jackson to deal with the suggestion. The guest list was to be drawn up by inviting two attendees from each nation, one of each to represent conservative and liberal points of view.  There were 50 delegates from 11 countries in Western Europe who attended the first conference, along with 11 Americans.

Awareness of the Bilderberg Group worldwide is becoming more  and more evident as each Bilderberg Group meeting takes place. Although the knowledge and understanding about the Bilderberg Group is still relatively low, the campaign that has been spearheaded  by the alternative media against the Bilderberg Group has guaranteed that all Bilderberg Group meetings will no longer be held in secret and that their globalist agenda will always be exposed.

Below are the names of the groups steering committee , you will notice below  the US member a link reverenced information of that member,  I did this so you can familiarize yourself with these names that help mold your daily life.


Steering Committee:


Henri de Castries
Chairman and CEO, AXA Group

DEU Ackermann, Josef, President of the Board of Directors, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd
GBR Agius, Marcus Chairman, Barclays plc
USA Altman, Roger C. Chairman, Evercore Partners Inc.

PRT Balsemão, Francisco Pinto President and CEO, IMPRESA; Former Prime Minister
FRA Baverez, Nicolas Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
ITA Bernabè, Franco Chairman and CEO, Telecom Italia
NOR Brandtzæg, Svein Richard President and CEO, Norsk Hydro ASA
ESP Cebrián, Juan Luis Chairman, PRISA
CAN Clark, W. Edmund President and CEO, TD Bank Group
GBR Clarke, Kenneth Member of Parliament, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of Justice
BEL Davignon, Etienne Minister of State
DEU Enders, Thomas CEO, EADS
DNK Federspiel, Ulrik Executive Vice President, Haldor Topsøe A/S
NLD Halberstadt, Victor Professor of Public Economics, Leiden University
USA Jacobs, Kenneth M. Chairman and CEO, Lazard

USA Johnson, James A. Vice Chairman, Perseus, LLC

GBR Kerr, John Independent Member, House of Lords
USA Kleinfeld, Klaus Chairman and CEO, Alcoa

TUR Koç, Mustafa V. Chairman, Koç Holding A.S.
USA Kravis, Marie-Josée Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

USA Mathews, Jessica T. President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

USA Mundie, Craig J. Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Microsoft Corporation

DEU Nass, Matthias Chief International Correspondent, Die Zeit
FIN Ollila, Jorma Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell plc
USA Perle, Richard N. Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

CAN Reisman, Heather CEO, Indigo Books & Music Inc.
AUT Scholten, Rudolf Member of the Board of Executive Directors, Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG
IRL Sutherland, Peter D. Chairman, Goldman Sachs International
USA Thiel, Peter A. President, Clarium Capital / Thiel Capital

GRC Tsoukalis, Loukas President, ELIAMEP
CHE Vasella, Daniel L. Chairman, Novartis AG
SWE Wallenberg, Jacob Chairman, Investor AB

Member Advisory Group
USA David Rockefeller

“This the most current list  of contributors  to the council I could find, I will up date this list as soon as my research will allow me.”

Here are firms listed as contributors to the Council during the 1960-61 fiscal year:

Aluminum Limited, Inc.
American Can Company
American Metal Climax, Inc.
American Telephone and Telegraph Company
Arabian American Oil Company
Armco International Corporation
Asiatic Petroleum Corporation
Bankers Trust Company
Belgian Securities Corporation
Bethlehem Steel Company, Inc.
Brown Brothers, Harriman and Co.
Cabot Corporation
California Texas Oil Corp.
Cameron Iron Works, Inc.
Campbell Soup Company
The Chase Manhattan Bank
Chesebrough-Pond’s Inc.
Chicago Bridge and Iron Co.
Cities Service Company, Inc.
Connecticut General Life Insurance Company
Continental Can Company
Continental Oil Company
Corn Products Company
Corning Glass Works
Dresser Industries, Inc.
Ethyl Corporation
I. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc.
Farrell Lines, Inc.
The First National City Bank of New York
Ford Motor Company, International Division
Foster Wheeler Corporation
Freeport Sulphur Company
General Dynamics Corporation
General Motors Overseas Operations
The Gillette Company
W. R. Grace and Co.
Gulf Oil Corporation
Halliburton Oil Well Cementing Company
Haskins and Sells
H. J. Heinz Company
Hughes Tool Company
IBM World Trade Corporation
International General Electric Company
The International Nickel Company, Inc.
International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation
Irving Trust Company
The M. W. Kellogg Company
Kidder, Peabody and Co.
Carl M. Loeb, Rhoades and Co.
The Lummus Company
Merck and Company, Inc.
Mobil International Oil Co.
Model, Roland and Stone
The National Cash Register Co.
National Lead Company, Inc.
The New York Times
The Ohio Oil Co., Inc.
Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation
Otis Elevator Company
Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation
Pan American Airways System
Pfizer International, Inc.
Radio Corporation of America
The RAND Corporation
San Jacinto Petroleum Corporation
J. Henry Schroder Banking Corporation
Sinclair Oil Corporation
The Singer Manufacturing Company
Sprague Electric Company
Standard Oil Company of California
Standard Oil Company (N. J.)
Standard-Vacuum Oil Company
Stauffer Chemical Company
Symington Wayne Corporation
Texaco, Inc.
Texas Gulf Sulphur Company
Texas Instruments, Inc.
Tidewater Oil Company
Time, Inc.
Union Tank Car Company
United States Lines Company
United States Steel Corporation
White, Weld and Co.
Wyandotte Chemicals Corporation

What do these corporations get for the money contributed to the Council on Foreign Relations?

From the 1960-61 Annual Report of the Council:

“Subscribers to the Council’s Corporation Service (who pay a minimum fee of $1,000) are entitled to several privileges. Among them are (a) free consultation with members of the Council’s staff on problems of foreign policy, (b) access to the Council’s specialized library on international affairs, including its unique collection of magazine and press clippings, (c) copies of all Council publications and six subscriptions to Foreign Affairs for officers of the company or its library, (d) an off-the-record dinner, held annually for chairmen and presidents of subscribing companies at which a prominent speaker discusses some outstanding issue of United States foreign policy, and (e) two annual series of Seminars for business executives appointed by their companies. These Seminars are led by widely experienced Americans who discuss various problems of American political or economic foreign policy.”

Dan Smoot 2006 December 30 The Invisible Government . Retrieved 2012 August 15 .


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