By Sigrid Weidenweber, 3-16-23
Sometimes the German language, with its long, put-together super-words, has retained an expression that is perfect to describe a phenomenon or a person. To characterize some people in my article, the German and Africaans word Grosskopfetig, meaning fat headedness, describes many of our world elites perfectly. It has been said, time and again, that their heads are swollen with self-importance. First among those is the Swiss-German professor Klaus Schwab. An engineer-cum-economist by trade, he single-handed developed a concept of how to run the world better, than all the other bright minds had done before him for centuries.
In this righteous belief of his mental superiority, he became the founder of the World Economic Forum. An astounding feat considering that it was a Forum of one. Not only that but his Forum was based in Switzerland, far away from the centers of the leading minds of the day.
In his belief that he can change the economies of the civilized world he is not alone. People like Marx, Hitler, Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot also clearly believed that they could change the world according to the model residing in their minds. Unfortunately, for the rest of the world, and its different populations, the change was always accomplished with a horrific loss of lives, and the following periods of trauma, poverty and endless misery.
But let us return to World Economic Forum, henceforth, the (WEF). Klaus managed to attract many of the super-rich. The foundation is funded by 1000 member companies, which typically operate with more than five billion dollars in turnover funds, followed by entrepreneurs, dignitaries, royalty and others. His six percent ownership of the Charles Schwab Corp., the discount brokerage he founded in 1971 (editor’s note: we cannot find anything to support this statement), leaving him with $25- $100 billion, was an attractive enough incentive to seek membership in the WEF for the elites. After all, one could only gain in stature and profit belonging to an organization that would change the world to ones wishes.
Headquartered in Davos, Switzerland, the WEF declares itself to be the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. This declaration in itself is already problematic. I, and many others, see in the co-mingling of private and public goals dichotomies that arise from the simple reasoning about whose interests and goals will be achieved and whose will be thwarted by this forum? Already at this point, one can foretell that the private interests with their small elites will define and control the wants and wishes of the large public entities.
The Forum states: The forum engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. Really! In whose names were these leaders given permission to shape our global, regional and industrial agendas? They are a self-appointed bunch of illuminati who have their self-interests at heart. Nowhere in the world did people, or nations, hold elections or plebiscites to appoint these people!
Although, the members of the foundation want us to believe that the Forum was established in 1917 as a non-profit foundation that is “independent, impartial and not tied to any special interests. Moral and intellectual integrity is at the heart of everything it does.” Really? Who is sitting in oversight of “The Forum” and ascertains that it acts in ways benefitting all the people it is trying to control. Since I, and my fellow Americans have not been consulted by the Forum, I must assume that they look upon us as hapless sheep that must be led and controlled by our special elite shepherds, which they envision themselves to be.
Reading further, we find the statement that, “Our activities are shaped by a unique institutional culture founded on the stakeholder principal theory, which asserts that an organization is accountable to all parts of society.” I have worked in business with stakeholders. The meaning of stakeholder in a business, the stock market, banks and other such enterprises, is, that a person or an entity has a vested interest in the enterprise, meaning invested money, property, or intellectual contributions in the enterprise for the purpose of growth and financial gain. The theory that all parts of society are stakeholders in the WEF is ludicrous. For I have seen, time and again, that those, not personally invested in an enterprise, care naught about the entity but are only interested in the benefits they can reap from the association. I, for one, and everyone I know, neither wants a part—of or in—The Forum’s governance or be a stakeholder therein, nor has anyone held a forum to enable humanity to vote on the Elite Club. But these misgivings are glossed over in the next sentences. “The institution carefully blends and balances the best of many kinds of organizations, from both the public and private sectors, international organizations and academic institutions.”
Here again, I question the motivation of the Forum. For, once again I must ask, who selects these wonderful organizations of the private and public sector, especially the international organizations who never had the best interest of America at their hearts and, of course, the academic institutions, which have presented us with a plethora of Marxists, Wokists and other crackpots.
Next I was intrigued by the Center For The Fourth Industrial Revolution. There are 18 Global Centers. They are not listed in an easily understandable order but being talked about in a loosely, casual way. Thirty initiatives plus are listed but not discussed or explained. Furthermore two hundred plus Policy and Governance Experts are mentioned but not named or listed, followed by Three Hundred Fifty plus Innovators and Technology Pioneers.
In the latest news we hear of the Tech Diplomacy Network that was launched to foster collaboration between the diplomatic community, civil society and the tech industry. Stop right here! What Tech Diplomacy? Whose diplomatic community and whose civil society and tech industry? So many questions—few answers.
The way this material was presented raised many warning flags in my, I must admit, ever questioning mind. Where were the explanations for any of the global centers? Where were the names of the two hundred plus Policy and Governance Experts? What are their policies and what governance are we talking about? For a World Economic Forum the governance people have been very quiet and reserved until recently. However, now the WEF became very vocal all of a sudden. And the terrible, dictum-electrified voice of Klaus Schwab sprung several times from the airwaves, threatening the world with the Great Reset.
But before I tackle The Great Reset, I need to talk about the green subsidy schemes put forth by the forum. Yes, green subsidy schemes, their words not mine. I found the following in their Climate Action Platform.
The United states and the European Union are implementing their own green subsidy schemes to boost private sector investor renewable investment in renewable technologies. Faced with the urgent challenge of climate change, the United States and the European Union (EU) are implementing investment. And here comes the kicker. The US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) has committed $400 billion in investment and subsidies to cut the countries greenhouse gas emissions and accelerate the adoption of renewable technologies. Well, we all heard Biden talk about the green deal and how invested he is in supporting the technology. However, here, in this statement, I was confronted for the first time with $400 billion. Our country is indebted to the hilt. Banks are collapsing and being bailed out, inflation is killing the average citizen and we are invested in a $400 billion green deal scheme? I am not a mathematician, but I can add. Biden’s spending spree has brought America to a place, where the interest on our borrowed funds will consume most of what we earn.
There is much to learn about this Forum. Most of us awakened too late to the machinations of the WEF. However, the globalists have become strong and brazen and average citizens have to inform themselves to be able to confront the elitists plan concocted for their future.
To do my part, I will discuss the Great Reset in my next opinion piece.
Born in Germany in 1941, Sigrid Weidenweber remembers the horrific aftermath of Fascism. At the end of the war, she found herself living under Communism. Both of these totalitarian regimes left indelible marks on her psyche. She developed a healthy distrust of governments usurping too many powers in order to control people supposedly for their own good. MORE
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