it was changing its name to the Business Council and becoming anindependent organization which would offer its advice to allagencies of the government.Because it cultivates what a congressional committee called "an aura ofsecrecy," there is very little systematic evidence on thefunctioning of the Business Council. However, one of my formerresearch assistants undertook a careful observational study forme of its May 1972 meeting. The four-day gathering was held inthe lavish Homestead Hotel in Hot Springs,Virginia, a town ofless than 2,500 people, and 50 miles from Washington. Councilmembers heard speeches by government officials, conducted panelson problems of general concern, received reports from hiredstaff and talked informally with each other and the governmentofficials in attendance.
Today, the Council meets three times a year in a collegial atmosphereto share and explore ideas. As a gathering of peers from manyfields, the Council is entirely an educational and deliberativeforum. It never takes positions as an organization and does notadvocate any policy or course of action.The meetings were held in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere thatreinforced the feeling of camaraderie between the business andgovernment participants.
Discussion sessions were alternatedwith social events, including golf tournaments, tennis matchesand banquet-style dinners for members, guests and wives. Theguest list included the chairman of the Federal Reserve System,the Secretary of the Army, the Director of the CIA, theSecretary of State, the Secretary of Commerce, the Chairman ofthe Council of Economic Advisers and a Special Assistant to thePresident.Bilderberg Group – Illuminati – formed 1776 in Bavaria by AdamWeishaupt – based on the ideals by Plato John Ruskin – ‘A SecretDisciple of the Illuminati’ – Original Round Table Group formed in2/5/1881 by Cecil Rhodes a fan of Ruskin. 'The first meeting thatbrought Americans and Europeans together took place under thechairmanship of H.R.H. Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands at theBilderberg Hotel in Oosterbeek, Holland, from 29th May to 31st May,1954. Ever since, the meetings have been called Bilderberg Meetings
History of “The Homestead” – Hot Springs, Virginia
George Washington visited land area in 1755 and 1756Jefferson Men’s Pool opened June 1, 1761Thomas Bullett – received grant for 300 acres of land June 27, 1764