January 29, 2023

\ to be a Conspiracy Theorist to become Worried About the World Economic Discussion board

Samuel Greg, the Distinguished Fellow in Politics Economy at the American Start for Economic Research and author, most recently, of  The following American Economy: Nation, Condition, and Markets  in an Uncertain World, has written a  good piece  for the  Spectator  about the WEF over the eve of Davos 2023. He argues that if you care about liberty, democracy plus national self-determination, […]#@@#@!!

Samuel Greg, a Distinguished Fellow in Politics Economy at the American Institute for Economic Research plus author, most recently, of  The Next American Economy: Nation, State, and Markets   in an Uncertain World, has written a  good piece   for the  Viewer   about the WEF on the eve of Davos 2023.

He argues that if you care about liberty, democracy and national self-determination, they have perfectly rational to be worried about the influence of Klaus Schwab and his followers. Not because they are the puppeteers managing politicians across the West, but because they’re ideas permeate the upper echelons of the worldwide elite. In particular, Schwab’s belief in the top-down, technocratic form of government exemplified by the EU.

It wields no formal political energy and can’t make anybody do anything. Nonetheless, since its founding in 1971, the WEF has become a good organisation which embodies supreme confidence in the imperative of the particular type of person working the world from the top-down. In his famous 2004 essay entitled ‘ Dead Spirits ‘, the politics scientist Samuel P. Huntington called this prototype ‘ Davos Man’.

A clever moniker that neither Schwab neither the WEF have actually succeeded in shaking off, Davos Man was Huntington’s short-hand description of “ academics, international civil maids and executives in global companies, as well as successful high-technology entrepreneurs” who thought alike and tended to view national loyalties and boundaries “ as residues from the past”. Davos Man also appeared with undisguised disdain, Huntington suggested, upon those who weren’t getting with the programme – whatever the content of the program happened to be.

Therein lies the deepest problem with the WEF. It’s one thing for people to come together in international settings to discuss complications, share insights, and network. Business leaders, politicians, and NGO-types do this all the time.

It’s another thing to have an outfit such as the WEF to determine that the time has come to piece together the world from the top-down plus remake the planet in a corporatist image. The ideal for which Schwab is aiming, judging through his speeches and articles, is something akin to a globalised EU, with its supranational and ingrained bureaucratic ways being transposed to an international level, and the levers associated with power vested in the fingers of reliable Davos men and women.

In short, it’s easy to caricature the WEF and Schwab as something akin to Ian Fleming’s fictious Spectre and its criminal-mastermind Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Yet the agenda right now being pursued at configurations such as Davos is sufficiently alarming that anyone who thinks in preserving things like liberty, sovereignty, and the decentralisation associated with power should be concerned.

Worth  reading through in full .

Stop Press:   Robert Malone has a saltier take on the WEF’s current agenda on his  Substack , particularly no . 4 on the WEF’s list of priorities: “ Getting yourself ready for the next pandemic requires closing health disparities. ” Which uncomfortably reminiscent of the poisonous new ideology I  discussed yesterday , which combines extreme risk aversion – to pandemics, climate change, hate speech, etc . – with ‘ equity’, meaning a commitment to protecting ‘ vulnerable’ groups, electronic. g. ethnic minorities as well as the LGBTQ+ community. So the discussion for, say, keeping face mask mandates in place forever would certainly run something like this: airborne viral diseases have a disproportionately negative effect on marginalised people because they have less entry to healthcare, therefore governments have a moral duty to enforce masks mandates.

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