by: Gary Franchi
The Bilderberg Group is a closed annual world-planning summit of top bankers, corporate heads, select media moguls, royalty, finance and foreign ministers, some legislators and other manicured mavens who exercise enormous control over global finance, media, energy, and, above all, over governments themselves.
Bilderberg's critics maintain that this Group--which has been meeting secretly since 1954 and seals its meetings behind a ring of armed guards—is the ultimate proof that major world decisions are part of a rigged game that is collusive and highly undemocratic—forcing most of the global population into a plantation-like existence, run by a tight superrich minority.
The Grove Hotel, located in Hertfordshire, just north of Watford, is a luxurious, historical 5-star facility with a first-class golf course and all the other amenities your typical secretive world planner could possibly want.
The Grove—built for, and the former home of, the Earls of Clarendon—became a hotel only relatively recently. The site itself dates back to the late 1290's.
The 2013 Bilderberg meeting itself, by all the latest indications, is to take place June 6-9.
Previous speculation held that Bilderberg would meet in Chantilly, Virginia again, but that would break the group's pattern of never meeting in the U.S. two years in a row.
A central challenge continues to be breaking the American mainstream media's virtual blackout of the Bilderberg meetings, especially compared to the more open reporting among most European media—although the 2012 Bilderberg meeting in Virginia saw more U.S. media coverage than ever before, even including Washington Post coverage.
This is highly notable, since the Post's publishers have for decades attended the inner sanctum of Bilderberg while agreeing with the ironclad insider rule that nothing be reported about what transpires inside Bilderberg meetings.
The late Jim Tucker of American Free Press for years hammered away at the Post's collusion in this regard, which apparently helped spark more US mainstream media coverage of Bilderberg in 2012 than ever before.
Tucker, who passed away April 26, will long be remembered for his trailblazing Bilderberg coverage for over 25 years.
Interestingly, the Grove Hotel is no stranger to secretive conferences. It previously hosted the exclusive Google Zeitgeist conference in 2009, 2010 and 2012. And Google Chairman Eric Schmidt has attended Bilderberg meetings.
"Every year Google's co-founder Larry Page and executive chairman Eric Schmidt fly over from California to host the British event," the online London Telegraph noted, in May of 2012, referring to these Zeitgeist meetings. "Previous attendees include Prince Charles, David Cameron and Sir Richard Branson." Former President Bill Clinton spoke at the 2012 gathering. And, as the Telegraph also noted, these Google confabs, much like Bilderberg's, are closed to the press.
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