LIONEL PODCAST: Bilderberg, Anyone?

Ask anyone what they think about Bilderberg and they’ll invariably respond with a querical look and a “What the hell are you talking about?” Is it a pastry, a blimp or yet another newly identified part of the female anatomy? For years folks denied the mere existence of Bilderberg but now they’ve relented and even have their own website. Remember Pilger’s law: “If it’s been officially denied, then it’s probably true.” They’re meeting from June 9-12 at the Suvretta House hotel in St. Moritz. And unlike Davos or world economic fora or G8 conclaves and summits, Bilderberg is top secret and has all the trappings of a group of folks whose presence they want to hide. And why’s that do you suppose?

For years the mainstream media have refused to so much as utter a peep about the Bilderbergers which did nothing but fuel additional scrutiny and suspicion. It’s the hoary axiom “If you’ve got nothing to hide then why all the fuss?” I’ve heard the almost Pavlovian obeisance in the form of suggesting it’s yet another conspiracy theory, which has become shorthand for “I don’t know what I’m talking about.” Others have expressed sincere concern as to whether the Logan Act has been violated. It reads in part as follows infra.

§ 953. Private correspondence with foreign governments.

Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply himself, or his agent, to any foreign government, or the agents thereof, for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of its agents or subjects.

1 Stat. 613, January 30, 1799, codified at 18 U.S.C. § 953 (2004).

All this secrecy reminds me of a certain “conference” that was held on November 14, 1957, at the home of mobster Joseph “Joe the Barber” Barbara in Apalachin, New York. It was heralded as a supreme Mafia conclave that was attended by approximately 100 Mafiosi from the United States, Canada, and Italy. As you may recall when the cops came a-calling they alleged Mafia honchos booked it into the woods.

In my evening commentary on PIX 11 News I am of but a handful of MSM types who even broach the subject of Bilderberg. And that’s literally all I do, viz. just asking questions as to who they are. No other international summit receives the security and secrecy that these folks do. Imagine if every year the NFL owners or Hollywood studio execs met in secret with almost military-strength security at hotels around the world. ESPN and People Magazine would be all over the story. Harvey Levin and TMZ would have reporters camped out 24/7. But these scaredy cat and worthless folks in the MSM, under strict orders to obfuscate and distract, never utter a peep even in passing. Nada. Niente. Yet they possess the elephantine juevos to look into the camera and bleat the constipated drone of how they bring us the world. Give me a break, Ted Baxter.

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