Daniel Estulin with Daniel Brigman in The Power Hour, May 18, 2017.
By The TRUTH HOUND
Stop the Presses News & Commentary
NEW ORLEANS, La.—Noted Bilderberg author-researcher Daniel Estulin has produced a first-ever documentary about the secretive Bilderberg group that will be screened for the first time in North America on Wednesday, May 24 at the Prytania Theater in New Orleans. It’s expected to be officially released in theaters around November.
“We are getting a lot of local press and they are all awestruck,” Estulin, who usually encounters hostile or disinterested media reactions to his Bilderberg views, gladly told this writer, as he prepared for the movie’s advance showing. Notably, its official nationwide release is expected in November.
The 7:30 pm (Central time) film viewing costs $50, but that also includes a book, refreshments and a Q & A conference with Estulin. The Prytania Theater is at 5339 Prytania Street. To obtain tickets, please call 541-744-0090 and ask for Kris Millegan. Or call Julia Cox at 541-285-0696. You can also email Julia@TrineDay.net. There is also information and a way to purchase tickets online at this website.
The TRUTH HOUND, who traveled to cover six Bilderberg meetings on the scene from 2010 through 2015, will be in New Orleans to assess the 62-minute film, in tandem with reporting this year’s Bilderberg gathering, which has been especially hard to track this year. Initial signs pointed to June 1-4 at the secluded Westfield’s Marriot in Chantilly, Va., where Bilderberg met in 2002, 2008 and 2012. The group is overdue to meet in the states or in Canada.
The annual Bilderberg gatherings, held at only the most posh hotels and resorts, are encircled by an armada of armed guards and police, and are totally closed to the reporting press and public. The meetings consist of 140 (chiefly European and North American) central bankers, finance ministers, former and current legislators, former and current prime ministers, corporate titans, media moguls and writers who attend but agree not to report on the proceedings, European royalty, NATO and other military brass, select think-tank fellows from the Brookings Institution and other noted institutes, and high-tech gurus like Google founder Eric Schmidt who represent some of the “fresh blood” among Bilderberg’s aging old guard.
Estulin sat down on May 15 for an interview to promote “Bilderberg, the Movie,” and to compare notes with the TRUTH HOUND on 63 years of Bilderberg meetings.
“I started working on this film in 2011-2012 when a . . . Spanish producer, who’s a great fan of my work, approached me about making a documentary,” Estulin explained. “We signed a deal. . . . [But] six months later he was ruined. If you believe in conspiracy or coincidence theories, three banks called in his loans at the same time. He basically went bankrupt.”
A year went by, and another group decided to make a Bilderberg film, with Estulin as co-producer. That particular film was essentially done by the late summer of 2015.
“Then one day my co-producer comes to me and says that he sold his 50% stake in the film to Baker & Taylor—that’s a subsidiary of the Carlyle Group!
“So I basically knew . . . that there would be no way to get the film out. It was sabotaged . . . . The Carlyles are the Bushes, the bin Ladens, the Bakers . . .”
Estulin added, “It goes to show you how power structures work above and beyond the governmental levels.”
Estulin then went on to reshoot the film, to make sure it was 100% his creation, going to 13 cities in 11 countries over several months. “We did that and it was finally ready for release about six months ago,” he said, while noting he spent about $200,000 of his own money to make the film a reality.
To give would-be viewers a taste of the movie’s content, Estulin said that two phases of world control—carried out via a Bilderberg-nurtured monopoly-capitalist approach, based on breakneck economic growth for its own sake—were carried out but ultimately failed. So, when Bilderberg meets this year, he understands the group will be struggling to redefine itself and in the process come up with a model for a third phase of economic-political control.
And although the policies of the new U.S. president are not a key movie theme, Estulin said he believes that Donald Trump, while he may not be a full-fledged populist “man of the people,” nevertheless represents an opposing camp that, if only by necessity, seeks to install a more reality-based economic order that tends to run against the grain of what one might call the Bilderberg system.
When asked about Bilderberg Steering Committee member Peter Thiel having met with Trump as president, Estulin felt that Trump is a strong enough individual and deal-maker to maintain sufficient independence, so as not to be unduly influenced by Thiel or those of his ilk.
The main problem with the Bilderberg worldview, summarized Estulin, is that it’s based on economic speculation and seeks to overturn the nation-state itself, while instead relying on the formation of regional economic blocs created by merging nations together into larger entities. It’s no accident that Bilderberg’s early meetings nurtured the creation of ever-larger economic-political blocs, leading to today’s shaky European Union of 28 formerly independent nations—shaky enough to prompt Brits into voting to exit the dictatorial superstate last June.
According to Estulin, Trump’s approach is rooted in a longstanding competing system that at least keeps the nation-state more or less intact and focuses on tangible, commonsense goals like rebuilding infrastructure.