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Anti-Plutocratic Legislation in Denmark
By James P. Tucker Jr.
In a move with potential global implications, Denmark is considering legislation banning its officials from attending secret meetings of the world planners, specifically referring to Bilderberg.
"In such secret meetings -- as the meeting of the Bilderberg Group -- the power brokers coordinate their views and cover up for each other," the "bill of decision" pending in the Danish Parliament reads.
"When it takes place in deepest secrecy it is a scandal that ministers at high level have participated in without any democratic insight," said Frank Aaen of the Party List of Unity, which is sponsoring the measure.
The action against Bilderberg was first reported in the Danish newspaper Politiken.
More members of the European Par lia ment and the Danish Parliament are insisting that ministers and commissioners who participate in these secret meetings be exposed, the newspaper said. It noted that two Danes, Uffe Elle mann, former foreign affairs minister, and Ritt Bjerregaard, former member of the European Commission, have participated in Bilderberg meetings.
Over the years, at least a dozen Dan ish members have attended Bilderberg meetings, Politiken reported.
Prime Minister Poul Nyrup Rasmus sen said he saw "no basis to criticize if Danish ministers have participated in the so-called Bilderbeger meetings."
Similarly, the two participants at tempted to defend Bilderberg's secrecy.
"I have not briefed anybody about my participation because Bilderberg is a think tank that cannot make any decisions at all," Bjerregaard said. "There is no basis for being concerned that these people meet and talk to each other."
"There was no need [to report the meeting] by the simple reason that there was no talk of Denmark in anyway" being "bound by the informal debate," said Ellemann.
"This really scares Bilderberg," said a high State Department official who has been a reliable source for more than a decade. "What happens if legislatures in other countries take similar action? Even if defeated, Bilderberg would hate to become a public issue with the mainstream press forced to address it."
In recent years, SPOTLIGHT readers in Europe and the United States have been alerting local newspapers, television stations and broadcasters about Bilderberg meetings in their areas, leading to a blizzard of unwanted publicity.
"The best way for Congress to address the issue would be to propose legislation denying taxpayer funds from being used to pay the travel and lodging costs of public officials who attend," he said.
The high-level officials of the U.S. government, who attend Bilderberg meetings, fly first-class and pay for lodging and meals that exceed $1,000 a day at taxpayers' expense, he said.
Liberty Lobby, publisher of The SPOT LIGHT, has a copy of Henry Kis singer's Bilderberg travel voucher when he was President Nixon's secretary of state.
"Imagine Bilderberg's panic if a few members of Congress sponsor legislation denying public funds for travel costs and hold public hearings on the issue," the source said. "For almost half a century, they tried to insist that they didn't exist; that Bilderberg was only in the imagination of 'extreme right wing ers.' "
This reference could only refer to Liberty Lobby and its weekly newspaper, The SPOTLIGHT.
(Only The SPOTLIGHT has for the past 25 years -- and Liberty Lobby, for longer than that -- annually reported on the Bilderbergers.)
The attempt to defend the secret meet ings by participants follows a de cades-old Bilderberg pattern. When members are confronted, they insist that the powerful group of international financiers and political leaders gather annually at sealed-off, guarded resorts for innocent chatter and mundane purposes.
But history indicates otherwise. Bilderberg reports have anticipated the election of the obscure governor of Arkansas, Bill Clinton, as president; the downfall of Lady Thatcher as British prime minister; and the Persian Gulf War, among other major world events.