Bilderberg. Whether you believe it’s part of a sinister conspiracy which will lead inexorably to one world government or whether you think it’s just an innocent high-level talking shop, there’s one thing that can’t be denied: it knows which way the wind is blowing.Delingpole then continues to explain why this may be a bombshell waiting to explode. In essence the wheels are coming off the Global Climate change narrative. Energy is getting more and more expensive, in a large part due to the hidden taxations that are used to subsidize 'green' projects. These have been justified by the elites by pointing to the necessity of 'mitigating' climate change.
At its June meeting in Sitges, Spain (unreported and held in camera, as is Bilderberg’s way), some of the world’s most powerful CEOs rubbed shoulders with notable academics and leading politicians. (...)
Which is what makes one particular item on the group’s discussion agenda so tremendously significant. See if you can spot the one I mean:
The 58th Bilderberg Meeting will be held in Sitges, Spain 3 – 6 June 2010. The Conference will deal mainly with Financial Reform, Security, Cyber Technology, Energy, Pakistan, Afghanistan, World Food Problem, Global Cooling, Social Networking, Medical Science, EU-US relations.Yep, that’s right. Global Cooling.
Which means one of two things.
Either it was a printing error.
Or the global elite is perfectly well aware that global cooling represents a far more serious and imminent threat to the world than global warming, but is so far unwilling to admit it except behind closed doors.
But winters are getting colder. On top of that we have, at regular intervals, some new story pointing out the hypocrisies, the contradictions and the plain old fraud which is used to support the AGW narrative. And people are starting to disbelieve. Yet the elites forge ahead attempting to throw our economies back to the late 1800's in their insane CO2 reduction goals, impoverishing all but the energy industry stakeholders. the disconnect between rulers and ruled is deepening ever faster.
The tension in the system is building with every day passing. Something, somewhere will have to give. Delingpole is arguing for Climate Change Nuremberg trials. Richard North (who says of Delinpole: He's right...) has a far more expedient measure as a first thought. But then he concludes that shooting them all is a messy and inefficient way of going about things. The wrong people get topped and, likely, it is the corporate selling the guns and making the profits. Profits are profits, whether from carbon credits or cordite.
On top of that we have the fact that none of the Western European countries is a fully functional democracy any more. Big industry and big politics are the seem group of people. A group that will try their utmost to hold on to the reigns of power and keep the general population out of the loop.
They have been getting away with this, because the general population has been quite passive, as Richard also observes. However, that passivity may have been a function of the fact that things were generally going okay. Economies were growing, the population was getting richer and more comfortable.
Not so any longer. The financial crisis of 2008 have pointed out to many just how fragile and frankly unsustainable capitalist economies based on loans and fractional reserve banking really are. World-wide the economy is anaemic and slow to recover, having been teetering on the brink of a new collapse for more then a year now. The population has stopped earning more and in many cases have to make due with substantially less.
But we are not getting poorer. We are *made* poorer by the elites ever growing thirst for our money, new taxes, bail-out schemes that don't work and so on.
And the people are getting just a tad restless. Just witness the political tectonic shifts in Sweden and my own Netherlands. The people's passivity may be coming to an end. The Saxons hate may be about to come out in the open.
[UPDATE001] On a related note: WUWT has an interesting post up showing a clear relation between northern hemisphere climate and North Atlantic sea surface temps (SST):
[The] European station record is well correlated with the Atlantic SST changes, and lags the SST record by some 5 years. It is thus obvious, that it is the Atlantic decadal variability, which dictates the European climate.No CO2 necessary to explain our climate. That largish body of water to the west of us is all we need, apparently.