It’s been a few years since I read Jon Ronson’s highly entertaining book, Them, which investigates people who believe in conspiracy theories about secret groups trying to establish a One World Government of the Illuminati. It was in reading that book that I first came to learn about allegations that an organization called The Bilderberg Group is secretly running the world.
I was skeptical at the time. After all, if the Bilderberg Group really was secretly running the world, they weren’t doing a very good job at keeping their activities secret from conspiracy theorists. A group as powerful as conspiracy theorists claim the Bilderberg Group to be wouldn’t let its secrets slip out so easily.
Today, however, I have found all the confirmation I need to conclude with confidence that the Bilderberg Group is really not at all a secret One World Illuminati Government of the sort that Ron Paul supporters start to twitch and mumble about when you mention the mythical North American Union. The Kansas City Star reports that the Governor of Kansas attended a meeting of the Bilderberg Group earlier this summer.
Hint to conspiracy theorists: The minute that Kansas enters into your theory of a One World Government of Illuminati elites, your conspiracy theory has hit the dust. I don’t mean this as a slight to Kansas, or to Governor Sebelius, who seems like a pretty good leader for her state. It’s just that Kansas is not one of the great power capitals of the world.
The Illuminati and Kansas mix like truffles and Cheez Whiz. Kansas is a good solid state, but its leaders do not wield much influence outside of its borders. An Illuminati conspiracy to establish a secret New World Order would not depend upon the support of anyone from Kansas.
Kansas is on the outside of power. So, if a Kansas political leader is invited to a meeting of the Bilderberg Group, it’s a good sign to me that the Bilderberg Group is really not the super-powerful institution that some people claim it is. It looks more like an exclusive business conference, by invitation only. No ritual human sacrifices, probably.
On the other hand, if you were one of the Illuminati, and you were running a One World Government, and you wanted to throw conspiracy theorists off the scent, what would be one sure way to accomplish the task? Publicly invite someone from Kansas to one of your meetings.
Oh, how devilishly clever!