It happens every year in June, somewhere on the face of the Earth where there’s enough security and affluence to accommodate a gathering of the world’s most exclusive club. This weekend it’s happening in the Spanish Mediterranean resort of Sitges, near Barcelona, where the ultra-elite Bilderberg group is meeting at the heavily guarded Dolce Hotel.
President Horst Kohler has abruptly resigned as head of state of Germany in response to criticism of his remarks a few days earlier in which Kohler said that Germany was on the right path of developing military power sufficient to protect its economic interests. Although he later clarified his remarks, stating that he meant enough military power to keep up international trade routes, the political damage was done.
Here in the United States, liberal Democrats claim to be defenders of civil liberties, yet since taking power in January 2009 they have done little to restore lost liberties and much to encroach further upon them.
The corruption of communism still haunts Russia. Contrary to much Marxist mythology, Russia under the Romanovs was not horrible. The Russian economy was growing at a faster rate than America or Germany and would have made the huge empire into the second largest economy in the world by 1930. This growth was not limited to natural resources and agricultural products, but industry and the highest levels of technological development.