What are we to make of the Bilderberg Society, Skull and Bones, the Klan, Freemasonry and the like? I would like to think most rational people would observe BlaiseP’s Corollary to Occam’s Razor: never attribute to conspiracy what stupidity will adequately explain. Yet I am a member of a church which forbids its members to be affiliated with a secret society. This emerged from the unfortunate corollary between certain churches and the Klan, and I generally approve of this prohibition.
I put no stock in these conspiracy theories, personally, and know nobody who does.
Yet the world is not a rational place. The world’s elite has always attempted to hold onto power and grasp at new power where it can. We laud Magna Carta as one of the founding documents of western democracy, but it was no such thing. The barons cornered King John and made him subject to law, their law, Parliament’s law. Is it completely irrational to believe today’s financial barons are no less powerful, able to sway the world’s governments? It all seems so ridiculous. I refuse to believe the world can be manipulated by a handful of hereditary elites within secret societies. It would seem the vagaries of the market and forces beyond the control of anyone would foil any attempt at such manipulation.