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Old 05 June 2010, 08:09 AM
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Icon104 The Bilderberg Group: fact and fantasy

I have just discovered that a shadowy cabal of global luminaries, including Henry Kissinger, David Rockefeller, Prince Charles, Peter Mandelson, Lord Carrington, David Cameron, Queen Beatrix of Holland and the chairman of Barclays Bank, have been plotting to overthrow national governments and form a fascist one-world empire.

Going by the name of the Bilderberg Group, these puppet-masters made and broke the career of Margaret Thatcher, triggered the downfall of Slobodan Milosevic and, this year, are planning to bomb Iran.

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Old 05 June 2010, 01:00 PM
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Hasn't the official US version (approved by the Skeptics Union?) for a long time been that there really wasn't such a thing as Bilderberg meetings and anyone suggesting important matters were discussed was a conspirationalist?
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Old 05 June 2010, 10:47 PM
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Why would the US have an official position at all on its existence? And what "Skeptics Union"?
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Old 05 June 2010, 11:18 PM
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a fascist one-world empire.


We are the best world in the universe, all other worlds are inferior and will be destroyed!!!!1!1
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Old 07 June 2010, 06:53 AM
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What was Mr Hollingshead smoking and where can I buy it? Cos' I like writing wacky stories too!
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What was Mr Hollingshead smoking and where can I buy it? Cos' I like writing wacky stories too!
I get the impression that Mr. Hollingshead is writing from the perspective that he doesn't believe a word of it, and he's pulling the conspiracy theory to pieces - albeit using a subtle tongue in cheek or sarcastic style. He quotes various authors and commenters who claim the Bilderberg Group run everything then writes non sarcastically:

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It is difficult to think of anything less real – or indeed less happening. The reality of these conferences appears to boil down to a group of willy-waggling old men comparing their security details and dreaming of past glories.
Unless your argument is that Hollingshead is misguided and the Bilderberg Group does in fact run the world. Or that he's in cahoots with the group and wants to throw us off the scent.

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Old 07 June 2010, 08:02 AM
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I get the impression that Mr. Hollingshead is writing from the perspective that he doesn't believe a word of it, and he's pulling the conspiracy theory to pieces - albeit using a subtle tongue in cheek or sarcastic style.
Yeah. I think his feelings are summed up pretty well in the quote he includes in the closing paragraph:

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As Viscount Davignon put it: “When people say this is a secret government of the world I say that if we were a secret government of the world, we should be bloody ashamed of ourselves.”
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Old 07 June 2010, 10:19 AM
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Clearly Mr. Hollingshead has been "gotten to" either by threats and intimidation or bribes. Denial of a conspiracy is proof that it exists.

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Hasn't the official US version (approved by the Skeptics Union?) for a long time been that there really wasn't such a thing as Bilderberg meetings and anyone suggesting important matters were discussed was a conspirationalist?
Skeptics Union? Official US version? Do you have any links to what you're talking about, or are you repeating a claim you heard?
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Old 09 June 2010, 06:57 AM
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Someone should alert the Freemasons.
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Because someone should:

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Good timing on Cracked's part!

This being Cracked, the language is NSFW/NSFC
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