A Business Model Doomsday
The 53rd World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos saw record attendance, although political leaders from the usual international heavyweights were scarce. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz was the only head of government that was present from any of the G7 countries. Not that they were much missed, but it proves once again the level of influence that unelected lobbyists have on the world stage. We must be careful not to end up in a state of financially feudalistic global governance under illegitimate corporate bailiffs.
Although the WEF actors consistently try to present themselves as a righteous institution, what is the WEF all about really? The oppositional German Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper once called it a money-printing machine. Given that this institution is a family business owned by the Schwab family – with about 800 employees and an annual turnover of about $390 billion – that description can be considered accurate. It also raises the fundamental question of why we still have elected parliaments if the key decision-makers meet at lobby events organised by the private sector? Perhaps the fact that the true leitmotif was and is not so much debates on classical political paths, but rather on globalist capital interests, including contributions to the fact that it was never truly possible to solve the world’s problems – if solutions were ever truly wanted at all.
A Fragmented World
In that respect, we experience two worlds – one of self-appointed elites, with their ambitions to shape the world according to their own ideological ideas, and another of the people, which develop out of themselves along their cultural lines of tradition. Interestingly, the German newspaper Handelsblatt seemed to touch upon this insight by referring to the meeting in Davos on the 21st January:
And so it dawned on many Davos travellers that the world that had long been propagated on the Zauberberg [magic mountain] no longer exists – a world…in which the majority of nations are convinced that problems are to [be] solve[d] exclusively by joint action. Maybe that has always been a naive view of the world.
According to the official reading, this year’s conference week, which was held under the motto “Co-operation in a Fragmented World”, should focus on the following problems – the energy and food crises, climate change, inflation, recession, indebtedness, digital upheavals and artificial intelligence. UN Secretary-General António Guterres addressed the aforementioned agendas in his own speech in Davos when he stated – in rather apocalyptic rhetoric – that all crises, be it recession, migration, inflation, crime, war, etc., should be second to the climate crisis as THE crisis of all crises. That must be why, then, that the WEF participants came to Davos in so numerous numbers via their hydrocarbon-powered private jets from all over the world. With around 1,000 additional aircraft a similar number was bound for the summit prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with Guterre’s performance, Roger Köppel of the Swiss outlet Weltwoche spoke of the well-known appeal of the „business model doomsday“, while publicist Henryk M. Broder pointed out that the Club of Rome had already performed a comparable circus more than half a century ago, according to which the Earth was supposed to have run out of raw materials by the turn of the year 2000.
No Invitation for Russia
At first, the somewhat optimistic motto “Co-operation in a Fragmented World” seemed strange, considering that states which did not generally conform to the ideas of the WEF were simply not invited to attend the summit, which is why it is difficult to comprehend exactly how this concept of co-operation could actually take place. Russia, for example, was not invited, which is why it is still not known whether there was a missed opportunity to bring forward a potential talk regarding a peace process regarding the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. Furthermore, one should not be surprised if, for example, in the increasingly relevant sectors that are digitalisation and AI, respectively, the entire area of technological development will witness a decoupling from the West. The Russian technological company Yandex is now more important in Russia than Google; instead of any Western GPS, Russia uses the satellite-based system Glonass; as a social network, instead of Facebook, Russia had developed Vkontakte; YouTube loses its dominance in Russia to RuTube. A similar decoupling of the digital sphere from the West is also taking place in China.
Despite the WEF’s motto for this year, the summit instead resorted on confrontation instead of co-operation. The predominant sentiment at the summit was exemplified in a conversation between Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin and CNN’s Fareed Zakaria at the annual meeting. According to Marin, instead of seeking peace negotiations between Ukraine and Russia, Europe should be committed to supporting Ukraine indefinitely: „I think the only message we need to send is that we will support Ukraine as long as necessary…One year, two years, five years, ten years, 15 years…“
Ukraine as a Mecca for Investors
For some, the desire for an end to the war in Ukraine is not solely for humanitarian reasons. “The day we win the war, we must become a Mecca for investors,” stated First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Svyrydenko at the summit. However, to what extent this scenario is realistic as a vision is dependent on future global economic developments, which still remains „on a knife edge,“ as World Bank Forecast Chief Ayhan Kose stated. He adds, „If we experience another global recession – because we just had one in 2020 – then that will be historic“. It would be the first time since the 1930s that the global economy has experienced two recessions within the same decade. Nevertheless, any nation-state that reacts to economic crises by accepting tariffs, bilateral trade agreements, currency stabilization or other sovereign measures is ultimately economically attacked. All this also presents to us the question of why it is that we are in today’s scenario of crisis accumulation if neoliberal free-trade policies have been so successful in recent decades. Ironically, in a so-called effort to create new trust-building measures for future plans for further globalisation, there is an increase in censorship, surveillance and mass propaganda.
Prostitutes for the WEF, Synthetic Proteins for the People
The male representatives of the WEF seem to at least be able to stimulate the economy of the so-called „oldest profession“. The self-proclaimed elites of global financial feudalism had evidently worked some „night shifts“ while they decided on the fates of entire nations by day. „Bosses book escorts for themselves and their employees in the hotel suite,” stated the managing director of an escort service to the French-language newspaper 20 Minutes. „Services“ were allegedly in high demand during the five-day summit. The demand for prostitutes is high at almost every business summit, stated another managing director of an escort service from Aargau: “Some also book escorts for themselves and their employees to party in the hotel suite”.
Whether it involves energy, facemasks, gender, diversity regulations, etc., the establishment is harassing all those who do not belong or conform to this plutocratic special purpose society with its virtue-signalling methods of control. For example, at a panel discussion called Mobilizing for Climate, the Danish businessman and CEO of the German industrial giant Siemens, Jim Hagemann Snabe, fervently promoted one of the “Great Reset” targets, namely the replacement of meat by synthetic proteins: “I predict that in the future we will have proteins that do not come from meat…They will be carbon-free and much healthier than the food we eat today. That is the mission we have to tackle“. To quote Aldous Huxley, a brave new world indeed.
Sascha A. Roßmüller
ETN Vice Chairman
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