For over 50 years now the wealthiest family in the world has called together the most influential people in the world for a secrete meeting. Almost every year for 50 years now, the Bilderberg's have not only gathered together into one place the other wealthiest people in the world and/or powerful people in politics, finance, business, newsmedia, or special interest groups, but they have also paid the entire bill for these meeting. This bill is estimated to be in the millions of dollars for the travel, hotels, and meals.


The 50th anniversary conference of what is called the "Bilderberg group" was hosted at the Grand Hotel des Iles Borromees in Italy and ended Sunday, June 6, 2004. By the way, at the same time that Bush was also in Italy visiting the Holy Father, whatever that means.


Since 1953, the Bilderberg group has convened these secret meeting of government, business, academic and journalistic representatives and claim that they are just social and to just get to know one another. It is no secret that the Bilderberg's promote a globalist agenda and believe that national sovereignty is antiquated and regressive.


You do not have to be a conspiracy theorist to see that this is the most influential organization on the planet. You can find web sites that talk about the Bilderberg's being the founders of the Illuminate, worshipers of Satan, controllers of the leaders of the top 6 governments of the world, controllers of the World Bank, and the world monetary funds, etc. But I would like to just look at the obvious and practical aspects of these meetings.


Up until the 16th Century most of the power of the world was in the hands of the Kings, Lords and the Church. There were a few rich merchants but they were always in fear of the political power of the world who had the armies and could at any time confiscate all their money for any reason whatsoever, simply because they had the power of the armies. Money was not power unless used to get more of the real power, the sword.


When some freedom to make money independent of the Monarchies and the Church came about with the advent of the industrial revolution and the new republics, these self made millionaires faced one problem. Who could they protect their money from crazy governments who would just come and take it away from them? This turned out to have some truth to it as in the case of Hitler. This is also true regarding tax rates that in some countries tax the rich 75% and the poor at 15%.


At some point in history these self made millionaires got together to figure out how they could protect their money from "governments". The simple answer is to use their money to put into power those who would not come after their money. This does not seem unreasonable, since you and I use our money to put into power those who will protect our interests.


At some point, however, this can get out of hand, since power corrupts and when the most powerful people in the world put their thinking together in a secret meeting, they then control the world more surely than even the Emperor of the Roman Empire did. In terms of politics it is said that they created the idea of a balance of power within nations so that no one country became so strong that it could take control away from them. It is said that they even financed the overthrow of Russia by Lenin to get rid of the Monarchy and then the Monarchies of 22 other European countries from 1910 to 1922. It is also claimed that they are the power behind the Masons, and every president of the United States for the last 150 years has been a mason except Ronald Reagon, who died last Saturday at the age of 93. All of this is said on many web sites, simply by typing in the word "Bilderberg" on search programs.


Just common sense tells you that these multi-millionaires use money to make more money. What would have been their problems years ago making them work together regarding the making of money. Suppose one of them decided to buy a hundred million dollars of Euros to drive the Euro up and then to sell it when it was high, taking a huge profit in just a few hours or days. His only worry is that another multi-millionaire would be selling at the same time causing him to loose money. If the multi-millionaires worked against each other they would be fighting a money war, and this is not logical. To avoid this the 20 most wealthy people in the world decided to meet in secrete each and every year to work together to make money. When I say wealthy I mean so wealthy that they make Bill Gates look like a poor man. Why then are they not listed as the most wealthy people in the world? Because non of these 20 or maybe 22 people want anyone to know just how much wealth they have or where they have it.


Since most of these people live in England and have most of their money in Pounds, a question has to be asked. Why is the pounds so strong against the Euro or the Dollar? England is not a major economic power. England does not have a large gross national product like America, Europe, China or even India. What makes the Pound hold up so strong year after year. Now consider that in these early meetings 50 years ago they agree to work together instead of working against each other. If 10 or 20 of these people buy one stock or one section of the money market and drive the price up one percent in an hour and then sell one hour later (using buyers all over the world to hide the fact of only a few doing it) they could make hundreds of millions in a single hour and no risk at all.


Of course to control money and politics you must also control the press, but if you control only half the press, you control the thinking of most people in the world. Then you might want to control the education systems, the science labs, the who knows what else, to do what? Power and more power and so much power that you have no worries that some day someone else will have more power than you. This is what makes this demonic even if the accusations of being Illuminate are not true. Illuminate are the worshipers of Satan, the god of the material world, being one of two equal gods, one of the things we see and one of the things we do not see. This is the thinking of the Iluminate who choose the god of the physical world.


Not a word of what is said at Bilderberg meetings can be breathed outside. No reporters are invited in and while confidential minutes of meetings are taken, names are not noted, conference venues are kept secret and the group does not even have a website.


"There's absolutely nothing in it," argues the UK's Lord Denis Healey, one of the four founders of Bilderberg. "We never sought to reach a consensus on the big issues at Bilderberg," he told the BBC. "It's simply a place for discussion."


But British journalist Jon Ronson, who is the author of a book on Bilderberg, had this to say: "I'm a sort of semi-conspiracy theorist when it comes to Bilderberg because I think they wouldn't go to that much trouble of having this incredibly expensive international conference every year and they'd go to all this trouble to keep themselves out of the press and be really secret and invite the world's most powerful people if it was just a chat and a game of golf, which is basically what they say it is. So I do think they have some impact on world affairs."


I leave it to your imagination what power these people have now over the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, The United Nations, The Federal Reserve Bank, the natural resources of countries like Brazil and Argentina (water, gas, electricity, etc.), and the laws being passed in these countries. I leave it to your imagination because these are the people who were at this secret meeting in Italy this year.


Here is the partial guest list of the current meeting obtained by WorldNetDaily which includes Senators John Edwards, D-N.C. and Jon Corzine, D-N.J., Henry Kissinger, Richard Perle, Melinda Gates (wife of Bill Gates), David Rockefeller, Timothy F. Geithner, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Donald Graham, chairman and CEO of the Washington Post Company, and even Ralph Reed, former head of the Christian Coalition: N - Auser, Svein - CEO, DnB NOR ASA; D - Ackermann, Josef - Chairman, Group Executive Committee, Deutsche Bank AG; I - Ambrosetti, Alfredo - Chairman, Abbrosetti Group; TR - Babacan, Ali - Minister of Economic Affairs; P - Balsemao, Francisco Pinto - Chairman and CEO, IMPRESA, SGPS, Former Prime Minister; ISR - Barnavie, Elie - Department of General History, Tel-Aviv University; I - Benedetti, Rodolfo De - CEO, CIR; I - Bernabe, Franco - Vice Chairman, Rothschild Europe; F - Beytout, Nicolas - Editor In Chief, Les Echos; INT - Bolkestein, Frits - Commissioner for the Internal Market, European Commission, former leader of Dutch right wing Liberal Party VVD; USA - Boot, Max - Neoconservative, Council on foreign Relations, Features Editor, Wall Street Journal; CH - Borel, Daniel - Chairman, Logitech International S.A.; I - Bortoli, Ferrucio de - CEO, RCS Libri; S - Brock, Gunnar - CEO, Atlas Copco AB; GB - Browne, John - Group Chief Executive, BP plc; NL - Burgmans, Antony - Chairman, Unilever NV; F - Camus, Phillipe - CEO, European Aeronautic Defence and Space NV; I - Caracciolo, Lucio - Director, Limes Geopolitical Review; F - Castries, Henri de - Chairman, AXA Insurance; E - Cebrian, Juan Luis - CEO, PRISA (Spanish language media company), former Chairman, International Press Institute; TR - Cemal, Hasan - Senior Columnist, Milliyet Newspaper; GB - Clarke, Kenneth - Member of Parliament (Con.), Deputy Chairman, British American Tobacco; USA - Collins, Timothy C - MD and CEO, Ripplewood Holdings LLC, Yale School of Management, Trilateral Commission; USA - Corzine, Jon S. - Senator (D, New Jersey), Chairman and CEO, Goldman Sachs; CH - Couchepin, Pascal - Former Swiss President, Head of Home affairs Dept.; GR - David, George A. - Chairman, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company SA; B - Dehaene, Jean-Luc - Former Prime Minister, Mayor of Vilvoorde; TR - Dervis, Kemal - Member of Parliament, former senior World bank official; GR - Diamantopoulou, Anna - Member of Parliament, former European Commissioner for Social Affairs; USA - Donilon, Thomas L - Vice-President, Fannie Mae, Council on Foreign Relations; I - Draghi, Mario - Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Goldman Sachs; USA - Edwards, John - Senator (D. North Carolina), Democratic Presidential Candidate; DK - Eldrup, Anders - Chairman, DONG gas company (becoming privatised) A/S; DK - Federspiel, Ulrik - Ambassador to the USA; USA - Feith, Douglas J. - Undersecretary for Policy, Department of Defense; I - Galateri, Gabriele - Chairman, Mediobanca; USA - Gates, Melinda F. - Co-Founder, Gates Foundation, wife of Bill Gates; USA - Geithner, Timothy F. - President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York; I - Giavazzi, Francesco - Professor of Economics, Bocconi University; adviser, world bank and European Central bank; IRL - Gleeson, Dermot - Chairman Allied Irish Bank Group (currently being investigated for personal and corporate tax evasion); USA - Graham, Donald E. - Chairman and CEO, Washington Post Company; USA - Haas, Richard N. - President, Council on Foreign Relations, former Director of Policy and Planning staff, State Department; NL - Halberstadt, Victor - Professor of Economics, Leiden University; B - Hansen, Jean-Pierre - Chairman, Suez Tractabel SA; S - Heikensten, Lars - Governor, Swedish Central Bank; USA - Holbrooke, Richard C - Vice Chairman, Perseus, former Director, Council on Foreign Relations, former Assistant Secretary of State; USA - Hubbard, Allen B - President E&A Industries; USA - Issacson, Walter - President and CEO, Aspen Institute; USA - Janow, Merit L. - Professor, International Economic Law and International Affairs, Columbia University; USA - Jordan, Vernon E. Senior Managing Director, Lazard Freres & Co LLC; USA - Kagan, Robert - Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; GB - Kerr, John - Director, Shell, Rio Tinto, Scottish American Investment Trust; USA - Kissinger Henry A. - Chairman, Kissinger Associates Inc.; TR - Koc, Mustafa V. - Chairman, Koc Holdings AS; NL - Koenders, Bert (AG) - Member of Parliament, president, Parliamentary Network of the World Bank; USA - Kovner, Bruce - Chairman Caxton Associates LLC, Chairman, American Enterprise Institute; USA - Kravis, Henry R. - Founding Partner, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., acquisitions financier; USA - Kravis, Marie Josee - Senoir Fellow, Hudson Institute Inc.; FIN - Lehtomaki, Paula - Minister of Foreigh Trade and Development; FIN - Lipponen, Paavo - Speaker of Parliament; CHN - Long, Yongtu - Secretary General, Boao forum for Asia; P - Lopes, Pedro M. Santana - Mayor of Lisbon; USA - Luti, William J. - Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs; CDN - Lynch, Kevin G. - Deputy Minister, Department of Finance; USA - Mathews, Jessica T. - President, Carnegie Endowment for International War Peace; USA - McDonough, William J. - Chairman and CEO, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, former president, Federal Reserve Bank of New York; CDN - McKenna, Frank - Counsel, McInnes Cooper, former premier of New Brunswick; I - Merlini, Cesare - Executive Vice Chairman, Council for the United States and Italy, Council on Foreign Relations, former director, Italian Institute for International Affairs; F - Montbrial, Thierry de - President, French Institute of International Relations; INT - Monti, Mario - Competition Commissioner, European Commission; USA - Mundie, Craig J. - Chief Technical Officer, Advanced Strategies and Policies, Microsoft Corporation; N - Myklebust, Egil - Chairman, Scandinavian Airline System (SAS); D - Naas, Matthias - Deputy Editor, Die Zeit; NL - Netherlands, HM Queen Beatrix; GB - Neville-Jones, Pauline - Chairman, QuinetiQ (UK privatized military research/services company), governor of the BBC, Chairman Information Assurance Advisory Council, formar Chairman Joint Intelligence Committee, former Managing Director NatWest Markets; USA - Nooyi, Indra K. - President and CEO, PepsiCo Inc.; PL - Olechowski, Andrzej - Leader, Civic Platform; FIN - Ollila, Jorma - Chairman, Nokia Corporation; INT - Padoa-Schioppa, Tommaso - Director, European Central Bank; CY - Pantelides, Leonidas - Ambassador to Greece; I - Passera, Corrado - CEO, Banca Intesa SpA; USA - Perle, Richard N. - Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, former Likud policy adviser, former chair Defence Policy Board, former co-chairman, Hollinger Digital; B - Phillipe, HRH Prince; USA - Reed, Ralph E. - President, Century Strategies; CDN - Reisman, Heather - President and CEO, Indigo Books and Music Inc.; I - Riotta, Gianni - Editorialist, Corriere della Serra; USA - Rockefeller, David - Member JP Morgan International Council, Chairman, Council of the Americas; E - Riodriguez Inearte, Matias - Vice Chairman, Grupo Santander; USA - Ross, Dennis B - Director, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy; D - Sandschneider, Eberhard - Director, Research Institute, German Society for Foreign Policy; I - Scaroni, Paolo - CEO, Enel SpA; D - Schilly, Otto - Minister of the Interior; USA - Schnabel, Rockwell A. - Ambassador to the EU; A - Scholten, Rudolf - Director, Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG; D - Schrempp, Jurgen E. - Chairman, DaimlerChrysler AG; E - Serra Rexach, Eduardo - Head, Real Institute Elcano; RUS - Shevtsova, Lilia - Senior Associate. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; PL - Sikora, Slawomir - President and CEO, Citibank Handlowy; I - Siniscalo, Domenico - Director General Ministry of the Economy; P - Socrates, Jose - Member of Parliament; USA - Strmecki, Marin J. - Smith Richardson Foundation; B - Struye de Swielande, Dominique - Permanant repressentative of Belguim, NATO; IRL - Sutherland, Peter D. - Chairman, Goldman Sachs International, Chairman, BP plc; USA - Thornton, John L. - Chairman, Brookings Institution, Professor, Tsinghua University; I - Tremonti, Giulio - Minister of Economy and Finance; INT - Trichet, Jean-Claude - President, European Central Bank; I - Tronchetti Provera, Marco - Chairman and CEO, Pirelli SpA; N - Underdal, Arild - Rector, University of Oslo; CH - Vasella, Daniel L. - Chairman and CEO, Novartis AG; NL - Veer, Jeroen van der - Chairman, Committee of Managing Directors, Royal Dutch/Shell; GB - Verwaayen, Ben J. M. - CEO, British Telecom; former director, Lucent Technologies; I - Visco, Ignazio - Foriegn Affairs Manager, Banca D'Italia; INT - Vitorino, Antonio M. - Justice and Home Affairs Commissioner, European Union; INT - Vries, Gijs M. de - EU Counter Terrorism Co-ordinator; S - Wallenberg, Jacob - Chairman, SEB investments (including biotech); Chairman, W Capital Management AB; D - Weber, Jurgen - Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Deutche Lufthansa AG; GB/USA - Weinberg, Peter - CEO, Goldman Sachs International; NL - Wijers, Hans - Chairman, AkzoNobel NV; D - Wissmann, Matthias - Member of Parliament; GB - Wolf, Martin H. - Associate Editor/Economic Commentator, The Financial Times; INT/USA - Wolfenson, James D. - President, The World Bank; RUS - Yavlinsky, Grigory A. - Member of Parliament; USA - Yergin, Daniel - Chairman, Cambridge Energy Research Associates; D - Zumwinkel, Llaus - Chairman, Deutche Post Worldnet AG.