During May 14-17 2009, the global elite met in secret in Greece for the yearly Bilderberg conference. Roughly 130 of the world’s most powerful individuals came together to discuss pressing economic issues. The main topic of discussion was to address the economic crisis, in terms of undertaking, “Either a prolonged, agonizing depression that dooms the world to decades of stagnation, decline and poverty … or an intense-but-shorter depression that paves the way for a new sustainable economic world order, with less sovereignty but more efficiency.” Other items on the agenda included a plan to “continue to deceive millions of savers and investors who believe the hype about the supposed up-turn in the economy.” Swedish Foreign Minister and former Prime Minister, Carl Bildt, made a speech advocating turning the World Health Organization into a world department of health, advocating turning the IMF into a world department of treasury, both of course under the auspices of the United Nations.” One of Bilderberg’s primary concerns is the danger that their zeal to reshape the world through continuing economic chaos in order expand global capitalism could cause the situation to spiral out of control and eventually lead to a scenario where the global elite are overwhelmed by events and end up losing control. The Bilderberg agenda of creating a global treasury has already been started prior to the May meeting, with decisions made during the G20 financial summit in April 2009.
Although the G20 seemed to frame it more in context of being formed into a global central bank, although it is likely the IMF could fill both roles. Following the Bilderberg meeting, “President Obama has asked Congress to authorize $100 billion in loans to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to help create a $500 billion global bailout fund,” which would give the IMF the essential prerogative of a global treasury, providing bailouts for countries in need around the world.
Title: The Bilderberg Plan for 2009: Remaking the Global Political Economy
Source: global Research.ca, May 26, 2009
Author: Andrew Gavin Marshall
Faculty Evaluator: Peter Phillips
Sonoma State University