Google chairman and CEO Eric Schmidt has been caught on camera entering the Bilderberg conference in Germany.
For those that aren’t aware, Bilderberg is a supposedly open group, formed so Europe and the US could work towards promoting “Atlanticism” - a better understanding of each other’s respective cultures. The list of members and conference participants is made public to avoid the perception that it’s some kind of freemason organization, a perception that came to the forefront when it became clear that the powerful people attending would not be sharing what the conferences were actually regarding.
So Schmidt went a conference, nothing too crazy about that. Perhaps a little odd, as we don’t know what they spoke about, but he should be able to chat with his powerful buddies without fear of conspiracists and the media calling foul. No one did call foul when he attended the meeting a few years ago. This time is different though, this time the most powerful man at one of the most powerful online companies arrived with Swedish banker, Jacob Wallenberg.
After a video of the two entering the conference surfaced on YouTube, the Google-owned video sharing site removed the video and threatened the account owner with a ban over alleged racism. The racism was alleged (by YouTube) concerning a popular video mocking President Obama. The video had been up and active for some time, and the user was even given privileges and awards from YouTube and its community.
Personally, I have no idea what to make of this bizarre attempt at censorship, but I don’t like it. One thing I’ve learned doing this blog is that the insight in the comment section is often more logical and less biased than my own, so feel free to share your views on this.