The World Economic Forum summit in Davos ended last week with no response to a Swiss journal’s last year questioning of the WEF’s ability to stop “de-globalization.”
The World Economic Forum hasn’t offered much guidance this year on how to deal with the intensifying economic crisis in Europe, despite its nominal focus on the topic.
It has given us a glimpse of a post-human future that is, luckily, having technological issues because of the “hyper-polarized, hyper-partisan time” in which we currently reside.
The WEF’s goal to create a “new world order” was mentioned by Pakistan’s foreign minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in comments that have been appropriately criticized for “fueling conspiracy theories.” Any mention of the WEF’s stated goals appears to violate the unwritten principles of Western journalism and must be the result of wild speculation.
Now that the annual WEF summit is over, it might be time to think about what else this forum has to offer.
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First off, Zardari is referring to the “hyper-partisan” world that is quickly replacing the unipolarity dominated by the USA. The economic strain and diplomatic mayhem surrounding the Ukrainian conflict, which has seen U.S. influence in the Middle East dwindle from Saudi Arabia to Syria, have given rise to a multipolar world.
It will be very challenging to implement any worldwide project of total surveillance and control in a multipolar world with a competing economic bloc in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa). That of the WEF itself appears to be halted by this global realignment, which saw many world leaders fail to attend Davos for the first time in years.
Among the many countries whose leaders did not attend were China, Russia, the USA, the UK, France, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey, to name just a few. The USA dispatched haunted tree John Kerry, whose remarks may help to explain why its exclusive group has shrunk in size because it is only open to those who have been touched by an alien intelligence.
A Swiss journal questioned the WEF’s ability to stop “de-globalization” last year. There seems to be a “no” response from 2023. This is encouraging for everyone living outside of the technocratic dystopias that technocrats have predicted for our future, such as the World Health Organization pandemic treaty.
Tedros Gebreyesus, the director of the WHO, has probably enjoyed the otherworldly sensation that drives Davos worshippers. Despite being accused of war crimes while serving as Ethiopia’s health minister, he did attend the forum. The proposed WHO treaty needs to be approved by a simple majority of the world’s governments and is scheduled to be ratified in May 2023. In a world splitting into conflicting factions, it appears highly unlikely that an agreement can be formed on policies that will undermine national sovereignty.
Politicians and other state-level performers appear to use the Forum primarily as a stage to promote themselves. Andrzej Duda, the president of Poland, used the occasion to raise doubts about Ukraine’s ability to weather the current situation. An interest in retaking historic Polish possessions in Western Ukraine after the partition has been indicated by Poland’s deployment of its army reserves and its steadfast resolve to send Leopard 2 tanks into Ukraine.
Mrs. Yelena Zelenksy, the Ukrainian president’s wife, made an appearance to put other countries—like Germany—on notice that they need to give more aid and weapons. In a heartening display of sanity, the Germans have so far refrained from sending their best armor to Ukraine, suggesting that they are quite hesitant to escalate the conflict in this way.
Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Union Commission, was naturally eager to participate in a photo opportunity with the first lady of Ukraine. The seeming irreversible fall of the EU’s economy explains the need for public visibility as well as the perception of global influence. The Union’s share of the world’s GDP has decreased further and, measured by purchasing power since 1980, has halved.
The absence of news coverage of this in the world economic forum speaks volumes about the real purpose of Davos. It looks to be a platform for the power-delusions, crazed’s which are thankfully being crushed by their alienation from reality. This year, the WEF offered a sort of musical interpretation of the Spirit of Davos, whose delivery and substance was appropriately as odd as they were terrible, to better express this derangement.
The Forum has evolved into a stage for staging ineffective performances. Greta Thunberg’s brave criticism of a movement that largely supports her viewpoints was staged for the cameras outside the meeting rooms.
Volodymyr Zelenksy, the president of Ukraine, was one of the people who were not present. He did, however, find time to speak to the WEF via video, offering a 10-point peace formula that actually amounts to a call to war. Former TV comedian Zelensky repeatedly urged the West to step up its engagement in the crisis before going on to raise skepticism about whether Russian President Vladimir Putin was still alive.
The recent retirement of Alexei Arestovich, who served as his chief of publicity, appears to have had an effect on his messaging. Arestovich, who had been among his closest advisers, quit after learning that Ukraine, not Russia, had bombed an apartment building in Dnipropetrovsk.
The interview that followed his words contained an admission that Ukraine might not survive the conflict and is unlikely to win it. The fact that this information came from the esteemed former strategic communications advisor to the president of Ukraine, who was charged with high treason for speaking the truth, is remarkable.
Zelensky is not the only boss to lose a key employee. Ron Klain, Joe Biden’s chief of staff, is reportedly planning to retire shortly, according to sources this week. These events, along with the declaration of a special prosecutor to look into records detailing Biden’s transactions in Ukraine, implying that the United States may be close to ending its proxy war.
One theory for the sudden and fortunate discovery of the Biden documents is that the president is being persuaded to take responsibility for what appears to be a significant impending policy disaster.
Even though economic forecasting has been weak this week, news has been plenty. The majority of this news did not please the WEF’s future masters-to-be. In this aspect, I believe we can all agree that it and other bad actors’ descent into bathos has been a huge success for all of us.