Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Daily Caller Attempts To Mock Bilderberg Protestors And Fails

The Bilderberg Group is currently meeting at the Westfields Marriott hotel in Chantilly, Virginia. Alex Jones and several other so-called "alternative" journalists are outside the hotel protesting the meeting.

Jamie Weinstein, Senior Editor of The Daily Caller, ambushed Jones in the above video and began asking a series of trite, mocking questions in an obvious attempt to solicit some kind of embarrassing reaction. Jones tactfully defended his views and the crowd supported him. The embarrassment and unease is visible on Weinstein's face.

Here are replies to Weinstein's idiotic questions:

Question: "If they are so powerful, why would they allow you to protest outside?"

Why does a teapot have a steam release? Institutions of power, even tyrannical ones, almost always give their populace the ability to vent their frustrations in non-threatening ways. It prevents the build-up of too much social and political tension. Alex Jones and his fellow protesters are no real threat to the power of the global elites attending this year's conference, so why bother restricting him? This is a basic truth about governmental authority that Weinstein should be aware of.

Question: "Who ever said the Bilderberg didn't exist?"

I don't think Weinstein's boss Tucker Carlson ever said that Bilderberg didn't exist, but he definitely worked his hardest to downplay the group's power.

In this video clip, Tucker Carlson greatly downplays the existence of the Bilderberg group, says it is made up of "retired State Department officials" and similar mid-level bureaucrats, and implies that those who investigate into the Bilderberg group's existence suffer from mental illness. [1]

False, Mr. Carlson. The group's attendees are not mid-level bureaucrats without power. 2012 attendees include:

*Josef Ackermann, chairman of Deutsche Bank
*Marcus Agius, chairman of Barclay's bank
*Keith B. Alexander, Director in the NSA and Commander of US Cyber Command
*Ali Babacan, Deputy Prime Minster of Turkey
*Prince Philippe of Belgium
*Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of Canada
*Mitch Daniels, Governor of Indiana
*Michael J. Evans, on behalf of Goldman Sachs
*Thomas E. Donilon, National Security Advisor to the Obama administration
*Ying Fu, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs from China
*Kenneth M. Jacobs, CEO and Chairman of Lazard
*Gary Kasparov, leader of anti-Putin opposition in Russia
*John Kerry, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts
*Henry Kissinger
*Pascal Lamy, Director-General of the World Trade Organization
*Andrew Liveris, Chairman and CEO of Dow Chemical
*Michael Noonan, Minister of Finance from Ireland
*Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google

Among, many many others. [2]

These are not low-level bureaucrats. This is indeed a collection of some of the most powerful human beings on the planet. They command global institutions and hold high rank in governments around the globe. Yet people like Carlson and MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell would like you to believe that these individuals are just getting together for Sunday brunch and not discussing or setting governmental or economic policy. [3] It is patently absurd to believe that this collection of individuals comes together for reasons that have nothing to do with their roles in government and business.

Their decisions and discussions affect the livelihoods of billions of people around the planet. Yet the mainstream media (especially the traditional newsprint and television media) has refused to report on it for years. When individuals comment on the notable media blackout (or "brownout" rather, as the mainstream coverage that does exist is greatly muted), individuals like Weinstein step in to mock and disparage them.

Their goal is to prevent any movement towards greater transparency and openness, quite simply.

But now the lid has been blown off. The Drudge Report has linked to articles on Bilderberg. Former Bilderberg member and NATO Secretary-General Willy Claes has publicly commented on the policy-setting and consensus-setting nature of the conference. [4] The Guardian now sends reporter Charlie Skelton to report on the Bilderberg conference annually. [5] Even the Huffington Post has published articles about the group.

The real question is whether the global elite will continue to use the Bilderberg conference as a vehicle now that it has been publicly "exposed" to a level previously unprecedented.


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