Bilderberg, Brexit, and Bombs

            Since 1954, the mysterious and vaunted Bilderberg group meets annually in some posh resort setting the world abuzz with wild conjecture and wooly conspiracy theories.  A meeting of the richest bankers, industrialists, politicians, and assorted visionaries is certainly intriguing; many speculate they run the world.

            Bilderberg influence is substantial, but like their name the concept is probably more benign.  They blandly got their name from the Netherlands hotel of their first meeting.

            After World War II, the whole world was beyond war weary, but despite great victories over evil, ominous forces were at work again.  While still recovering and rebuilding, communist movements were conquering or sowing discord; the Soviet Union was expanding and explicitly declaring their goal was world hegemony.

            Potential for unrest and possibly war was palpable.  Several European leaders absolutely wanted to avoid any more war and desperately sought lasting peace, so they created an annual forum of European and American leaders in a collegial but closed non-attribution setting where problems and solutions could be candidly discussed without the spin of press and politics.

            While the Bilderberg group makes no official decisions, they certainly raise ideas that come to fruition in the world.  The Bilderberg intent and intrigue are probably best captured in this quote by founder, Denis Healy:

            "To say we were striving for a one-world government is exaggerated, but not wholly unfair.  Those of us in Bilderberg felt we couldn't go on forever fighting one another for nothing and killing people and rendering millions homeless.  So we felt that a single community throughout the world would be a good thing."

            Healy presents a noble notion that nations through regular dialogue could hopefully understand each other enough to work together to avoid war.  He is right; a single community implying shared ideas and values is less likely to war with itself.

            But how is a “single community” achieved?  Whose ideas and values prevail?  While intent is peaceful, the pursuit of a one world community has wrought the current chaos by trying to create by elite planetary committee a uniform unobtrusive acceptable to all politically correct global culture.

            Many surmise the intentions of the ultra-rich mega-powerful Bilderbergers are sinister, but they see prosperity and stability as the best means to peace.  Consumers and workers are generally peaceful, so there is intense focus on free trade and making markets interdependent which also happens to help the rich get richer.

            However, man does not live by bread alone even lots of really good bread.  Europe is finding it very difficult to merge cultures across a continent.  Like any humongous bureaucracy, the European Union (EU) cannot help but trample liberties as they herd diverse peoples into one size fits all government rail cars to utopia, so resistance is growing.

            The referendum on the “British Exit” (Brexit) from the EU may be the first domino to fall.  Europeans are suffering governmental insanity with their gardens and selling pints verses liters of beer similar to Americans with light bulbs and regulating BBQ smoke, but progressive elites have a much farther reaching vision.

            Progressive utopia requires a one world culture, so there’s no room for religion or nationalism or really any kind of individual freedom.  The Bilderberger single community has become a quest not for consumers but drones without allegiances or demands.  The progressive open border policies are intended to dilute all cultures until no one has any convictions left beyond consumerism. 

            With Amazon and Google occupying all our time, lazy hyper-consumers won’t care enough to fight for anything.  However, progressives underestimated the clash of cultures.  Westerners were slowly acquiescing to mere corporate existence, but maybe Islamic bombs were enough to make them realize their ideas and values are worth fighting for.

  •             "Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth."  Genesis 11:4


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