reply to post by Diplomat
Several months ago, after vaguely expressing interest, I was actively solicited for membership by the "Grand Master", via both LinkedIn and
Facebook. Like many other readers here, I'm highly skeptical about the group, its true membership and its true objectives. I was asked to become a
member and write articles on the group, and in exchange they would waive the membership fee. I cannot gain entrance to the site without either paying
the fee (like that's going to happen) or publishing something on Wikipedia, I'm told, and cannot access any information without gaining entrance.
I *have* received a welcome kit similar to the one in the video, but on close examination, it is quite poor. The box in which it arrived looked as
though it had been dragged through an alley, though it might have been nice at one point; the "certificate" is laser printed at relatively low
resolution, not embossed, and the border images look like clipart, including the perfect ratio symbols at each corner--which are grossly out of place
with the rest of the border. The paperweight is, surprisingly, solid marble, but is beaten up and badly sandblasted with the logo and the slug. The
wallet is the cheapest possible leather, badly stamped with the creepy Guilderberg logo (quite possibly a rubber stamp with white or silver ink). The
membership card is of the same kind of plastic as a credit card, and even embossed, but that sort of thing is incredibly easy to do. I found it
comical that one of the "identifying" features on the back was a Fibonacci sequence. Two other, larger cards made of the same material, are also
included, and include the same text as what we have all read all over the internet. Oh, and an appalling proportion of the content is
It all came packed in a heavily scented box (yuck), with the forms holding the items cut out of cheap cardboard and styrofoam covered with cheap black
acetate satin. Given the price that members are supposed to pay, one might expect a kit made of higher quality materials. I wonder if anyone has
actually paid that membership fee yet, and if so, whether they're simply embarrassed to come forward to admit they were scammed.
Unable to find anything substantial online other than tons of self-published press releases all containing the same content, and useless speculation
about its supposed ties to the Bilderbergers and Illuminati, I now invite any existing members to come forward and contact me, if only to legitimize
the claims of this organization. I will not publish any comments directly relating to activities within the group (if it is, in fact, real); however,
I will also not write or publish anything--other than questions like this--in Wikipedia about a group that makes such elaborate claims without *some*
substantiation. Existing images are bad, clearly (badly) edited to include some "evidence" of some tie to the organization. I continue to suspect a
scam--a very elaborate hoax.
As someone else said on this forum, if they're *trying* to look like a scam to scare off potential troublemakers, they're succeeding. If they're
expecting people to wade through this and still expect to join an elite inner circle, then I have a feeling those members are in for an unpleasant
I worry further that entrance to the group may actually result in personal danger to the initiate.
Someone PLEASE correct me if I'm wrong.