Rogue’s Gallery of 2017 Bilderberg Participants

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by Stephen Lendman
Each year, a rogue’s gallery of political, business, academic and media figures meet to plot strategy and tactics for the kind of world they want, harming the rights and well-being of most others.
Their wish list includes anti-democratic universal rules they set, centralized global control, perpetual crises and wars, NATO operating worldwide serving their interests, abolishing the middle class, establishing ruler-serf societies, and having unchallenged wealth and power in their hands – nonbelievers standing in their way eliminated.
What better definition of dystopia, a world unsafe and unfit to live in except for its ruling class – Bilderberg Steering Committee members and their cronies at the top of the pecking order.
This year’s Bilderberg Conference, its 65th, is ongoing from June 1 – 4 at the Westfields Marriot Hotel in Chantilly, VA.
According to its press release, dated May 31, participants from 21 countries are attending. Topics for discussion include:
The Trump Administration: A
progress report 
Trans-Atlantic relations: options and scenarios
The Trans-Atlantic defense alliance: bullets, bytes and bucks
The direction of the EU
Can globalization be slowed down?
Jobs, income and unrealized 
The war on information
Why is populism growing?
Russia in the international order
The Near East
Nuclear proliferation
China, and
Current events
Some notable participants include former Goldman Sachs partner, current Deutsche Bank executive Paul Achleitner
Former under secretary of the treasury Roger Altman
Former European Commission president/current Goldman Sachs International chairman Jose Manuel Barroso
Bayer AG chairman Werner Baumann
Banco Santander executive chairman Ana Botin
Former assistant defense secretary Elaine Bunn
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace president William Burns
Former CIA deputy director David Cohen
GOP neocon senator Tom Cotton
Airbus CEO Thomas Enders
Academic/Hoover Institution senior fellow Niall Ferguson
GOP neocon senator Lindsey Graham
Former deputy national security advisor Avril Haines
Netherlands defense minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert
Lazare Freres & Co. senior managing director/former Bill and Hillary Clinton advisor Vernon Jordan
Henry Kissinger
Academic Stephen Kotkin
Private equity entrepreneur/investor Henry Kravis
IMF managing director Christine Lagarde
Democrat Virginia governor/former DNC chairman Terence McAuliffe
National security advisor HR McMaster
Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan
London Evening Standard editor/former UK chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne
Financial Times chief foreign affairs commentator Gideon Rachman
Secretary of commerce Wilbur Ross
Carlyle Group co-founder, co-CEO David Rubenstein
Former treasury secretary Robert Rubin
Alphabet (Google) executive chairman Eric Schmidt
AT&T chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson
NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg
Former treasury secretary Lawrence Summers
Brookings Institution’s Leon Wieseltier
Financial Times commentator Martin Wolf
Former World Bank president James Wolfensohn, and
Former World Bank president Robert Zoellick – among many other participants
According to Infowars, Bilderbergers believe Trump poses a “dangerous” risk to their agenda and must be dealt with accordingly.
The effort to “derail” him and Brexit are primary focuses of discussion this week. Inviting members of his administration to this year’s meeting is part of a plan “to force him to back down on his America-first agenda,” said Infowars.
Globalism is central to their ambitions. They either want Trump brought in line with “how the world really works” or replaced by easily controlled Pence. They believe Brexit can be prevented.
Their shadowy world is hostile to social, economic and political justice, an agenda only rich and powerful elites could love.
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.