While the latter view might be close to the fringe, it's not too far afield for many. Syndicated radio host Alex Jones is leading the charge against the group, complete with infiltration schemes and breathless field reports. His infowars.com website is the among the most popular in the U.S. with a rank of 394. That is, of all the hundreds of millions of websites, his has more visitors than all but 393.
With a list of attendees that reads as a who's who of government, financial, businesss and military leaders, it is astonishing how little coverage the meeting receives in the mainstream press. It is however important to differentiate between secret and private. The meeting is private, but it is by no means secret, with the names of attendees offered to the press, and locations identified by the group.
Should we citizens of the Republic be troubled about the meeting, its attendees and the topics discussed? In a word, no. People concerned about being free from menacing government or the private sector need not concern themselves with what meetings happen in private, not when so much happens out in the open.
The United States engages in indefinite detentions, secret warrants, and eminent domain abuse - all revealed, all open for inspection, comment and change, by the American people. Verizon and AT&T wireless give out our information to authorities absent subpoenas or even the assertion of an emergency. Those in opposition to the Bilergerg group because of its perceived nefarious goals would do better to educate and rally their people to oppose the oppressive hand of the state and improper activities of private companies as they find them. Exposing actual wrongs in policies of the government or private sector will be the only thing that leads to change.
SOPA and PIPA legislation were attacks on free speech brought about in the open, and were defeated not because their supporters were secret or open about the consequences of the legislation, but because engaged citizens understood the legislation and its consequences, motivated allies to the cause, and made their opposition heard. Instead of standing outside a Marriott shouting at central bankers, these folks would be better off going door to door in the same neighborhood educating the populace about the money mischief currently being practiced.