I do believe there are secret societies, although, given a choice between conspiracy and incompetence, I generally go with incompetence. The Bilderberg Group, I just saw a list of who attended last time, it's almost a list of "nobodies" who want to be "somebodies" combined with "somebodies" on their way down. I'm not that impressed.
These people think they're the movers and the shakers; they're only the movers and the shakers so long as you let them be the movers and the shakers.
~Robert David Steele, former CIA officer, open-source intelligence advocate, YouTube presentation video, April 1st, 2010