RUSH: I saw this yesterday afternoon and last night. The headline intrigued me. I read it and I started laughing out loud. ‘Fidel Castro Fascinated by Book on Bilderberg Club.’ This is from the Associated Press: ‘Fidel Castro is showcasing a theory long popular both among the far left and far right: that the shadowy Bilderberg Group has become a kind of global government, controlling not only international politics and economics, but even culture. The 84-year-old former Cuban president published an article Wednesday that used three of the only eight pages in the Communist Party newspaper Granma to quote — largely verbatim — from a 2006 book by Lithuanian-born writer Daniel Estulin. Estulin’s work, ‘The Secrets of the Bilderberg Club,’ argues that the international group largely runs the world. It has held a secretive annual forum of prominent politicians, thinkers and businessmen since it was founded in 1954 at the Bilderberg Hotel in Holland.’
This gets better. (laughing) They run the world, and they didn’t tell Castro. He’s just learning it here at 84 and he finds it fascinating. ‘Castro offered no comment on the excerpts other than to describe Estulin as honest and well-informed and to call his book a ‘fantastic story.’ Estulin’s book, as quoted by Castro, described ‘sinister cliques and the Bilderberg lobbyists’ manipulating the public ‘to install a world government that knows no borders and is not accountable to anyone but its own self.’ The Bilderberg group’s website says its members have ‘nearly three days of informal and off-the-record discussion about topics of current concern’ once a year, but the group does nothing else.’ So they get together three days a year and control the world. They’ve been doing it since 1954 and Fidel has never been invited. He’s just learning of this at age 84, after he retires.
‘The prominence of the group is what alarms critics. It often includes members of the Rockefeller family, Henry Kissinger, senior U.S. and European officials and major international business and media executives. The excerpt published by Castro suggested that the esoteric Frankfurt School of socialist academics worked with members of the Rockefeller family in the 1950s to pave the way for rock music to ‘control the masses’ by diverting attention from civil rights and social injustice. ‘The man charged with ensuring that the Americans liked the Beatles was Walter Lippmann himself,’ the excerpt asserted, referring to a political philosopher and by-then-staid newspaper columnist who died in 1974. ‘In the United States and Europe, great open-air rock concerts were used to halt the growing discontent of the population,” on civil rights and social injustice.
Now, it seems to me that the Beatles were part of the civil rights and social unrest. It seems to me that the Civil Rights Act of 1964, ’65 was passed right in the middle of the Beatles’ arrival on the scene. I can tell you that I became a Beatles fan, what, would have been age ten, 11? I never heard of Walter Lippmann then, so he wasn’t responsible for me. Well, yeah, Ed Sullivan may have been a Bilderberger for all I know now. Ed Sullivan might have been part of the conspiracy. So the Beatles were created by the Bilderberg club. Castro believes this. Bilderberg created the Beatles in order to distract us from social unrest. Let’s see, what else? ‘Castro — who had an inside seat to the Cold War,’ but had no idea the Bilderbergs were controlling things ‘has long expressed suspicions of back-room plots. He has raised questions about whether the Sept. 11 attacks –‘ This is a serious story. I’m laughing myself silly last night reading this. It’s one of the reasons I was willing to come in today. This week has been a hell week for me, and I was — well, I wasn’t going to call in sick, I don’t do that, but when I saw this story, I got renewed. ‘I gotta come in here today.’
They had a conspiracy, they didn’t tell Fidel about it, and he’s only learning about it now when he’s retired and can’t join it and do anything about it. Walter Lippmann created the Beatles to distract people. Not only that, the Bilderbergs created feminism to get men and women at war with one another to distract us while they destroyed world economies. That did work. (laughing) That one worked but this Beatle thing, I’m not buying it. And it says here Castro ‘long expressed suspicions of back-room plots. He has raised questions about whether the Sept. 11 attacks were orchestrated by the U.S. government to stoke military budgets and, more recently suggested that Washington was behind the March sinking of a South Korean ship blamed on North Korea. Estulin’s own website suggests that the 9/11 attacks were likely caused by small nuclear devices, and that the CIA and drug traffickers were behind the 1988 downing of a jetliner over Lockerbie, Scotland, that was blamed on Libya. The Bilderberg conspiracy theory has been popular on both extremes of the ideological spectrum, even if they disagree on just what the group wants to do. Leftists accuse the group of promoting capitalist domination, while some right-wing websites argue that the Bilderberg club has imposed Barack Obama on the United States to advance socialism. Some of Estulin’s work builds on reports by Big Jim Tucker, a researcher on the Bilderberg Group who publishes on right-wing websites.’
Folks, from the very first day, back in Kansas City, when I uttered my first political comment on the radio, I was set upon by these conspiracy people. Oh-ho-ho-ho yes. They no longer bother with me. (interruption) I’ve never been to a Bilderberg meeting, Snerdley. No. I’ve never been to the Socialists International. I’ve never been to a CFR meeting or Trilateralist Commission meeting. Remember, I’m the guy that came up with the kook test. Yeah, the kook test was to distract people from me being part of the conspiracy. Yeah. Remember one of the questions on the kook test? (laughing) If trilateralist A is driving west at 60 miles an hour and the Council on Foreign Relations member B is driving east at 40 miles an hour, how long does it take for both of them to take over the world?
RUSH: Since Castro’s brought this up, there’s one thing about the Beatles. You may have forgotten this, but I fascinated with radio even before I got into it, and I know this stuff. Capital Records refused to distribute Beatles records for a year in this country. You know, EMI was a Beatles record company, and Capital was their American counterpart, they would not play. The Beatles were huge in the UK for a year. The Beatles could not get Capital Records (EMI was the distributor here) to release their records in the United States. It took ’em a year, and the first song that Capital finally agreed to distribute — do you know what it was? It was I Want to Hold Your Hand, was the first record the Beatles had released here. (interruption)
You got a non-Capital label version? Snerdley, has a non-Capital label version. You know what the B side was? (interruption) The B side was I Saw Her Standing There. And I’ll tell you why I remembered that, because there was on Channel 6 in Paducah, Kentucky, that had this little five o’clock Friday afternoon dance party show. I’d watch it ’cause I wanted to hear the music, and they played I Saw Her Standing There, and I wrote a letter. Bob Swisher was the host. I was 12. I wrote the most vicious, insulting letter. ‘You stupid idiots! Don’t you know the A side of that record is I Want to Hold Your Hand?’ I mean, it was insulting for a 12-year-old ’cause they played I Saw Her Standing There. It was a long time…
It must have been Walter Lippmann that persuaded Capital Records to finally release Beatles tunes in this country, because that’s the Bilderberger story because Walter Lippmann is what it took because Capital sat on the Beatles for a full year after they’d become huge in the UK. Now, here’s the Bilderberger explanation for John Lennon’s assassination. Quote: ‘On December 8 of 1980, under a full moon night, John Lennon was shot dead by a man named Mark Chapman. It is quite unlikely that we could some day get to know whether Mark Chapman was a victim of an artificially induced model psychosis, a murderer like the ‘Manchu candidate’ sent by Tavistock, the CIA and the MI6 to silence Lennon, who turned out to be ever more difficult to control.’
That’s the Bilderberg theory. (interruption) Swan was the non-Capital label. Is that the label you have? That’s the label Snerdley has. The Capital label was yellow and orange. We had the 45rpm. We had the album as well. Swan is a tiny, black label. That’s what you have? (interruption) Yeah, that’s what you’ve got — and to this day, just to add to this, to this day iTunes refuses to take the Beatles. You cannot buy Beatles tunes on iTunes. (interruption) No, they haven’t settled that. (interruption) No, they haven’t settled that! Yoko won’t go anywhere near iTunes. If they settled then it has to be in the last week. You can’t find Beatles music on iTunes. The Beatles are still being shut out. Jobs can’t get ’em or Jobs won’t let ’em in. No, Jobs wants ’em and Apple Records won’t go to iTunes.
RUSH: By the way, the Beatles. Take a look at the label, the Apple label on the records. Take a look at that apple and ask yourself what it really is.
RUSH: All right, Raleigh, North Carolina, John, welcome to Open Line Friday, sir.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. It’s an honor to be on your show.
RUSH: Thank you very much, sir.
CALLER: I gotta tell you I’m on the same page with you with most things, but I think you’re really hard on these people you call conspiracy theorists. If you look at somebody like Henry Paulson from the Federal Reserve, I feel like he duped us two Novembers ago or Septembers ago. George Soros, a guy with money, he’s got a plan and you say that he’s directing things. How much more would international bankers ban together to do this? It may be un-provable, but I think to make people out to be idiots is to alienate a large segment —
RUSH: Wait a minute.
CALLER: — of your listening audience.
RUSH: What a minute! Who made ’em out idiots? What are you referring to?
CALLER: I’m saying that groups like the Trilateral Commission, Bilderberg (sic), Rhodes roundtable, these groups I don’t find it plausible that they would be banding together to take and cover their interests just like OPEC does theirs. So why is this one group singled out to be kooks?
RUSH: Uhhh, who?
CALLER: I don’t think that’s fair, Rush.
RUSH: Who said the Bilderbergers were kooks?
CALLER: Well, I’m saying the people that think they exist, you make them out to be —
RUSH: No I did not.
CALLER: — if they say they are influencing, you say they gotta be kooks to say that.
RUSH: The Bilderbergers exist. No, wait a second a second. The Bilderbergers exist. I’ve seen pictures. I know their convention. You missed the point. My point was that Fidel Castro, who was knee-deep in the Cold War, is 84 years old and he’s just finding out about it. I mean, there’s a ‘world conspiracy’ going on, and nobody told him!
RUSH: In all seriousness, ladies and gentlemen, there are (at any given moment) 130 Bilderbergers. King Juan Carlos of Spain is a sometime attendee of Bilderberger conferences. Michelle Obama was in Spain not long for four or five days without her husband on his birthday while he’s shooting hoops and eating barbecue. You connect the dots.