by Thaddeus G. McCotter
Churning out carbon emissions to fly in on their corporate jets to Davos, Switzerland, for their annual fête to make the world safe for autocracy, the World Economic Forum’s hypocrisy is once again patent:
Greenpeace accused attendees of ‘ecological hypocrisy’ before asking just why the WEF claims it is committed to the global goal of keeping warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) when the emissions generated from all the private jets flying in and out of airports serving Davos last year were equivalent to those produced by about 350,000 average cars for a week.
Despite the calumnies by that nest of right-wing loons, Greenpeace, the WEF’s hypocrisy is only exceeded by its elitism. Consider the following from the U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Change, billionaire John Kerry: “[It is] extraordinary that we select human beings . . . are able to sit in a room and come together and actually talk about saving the planet.”
What makes them “select” and gets them into that room is that they are rich and powerful. How they got that way varies from those who inherited it, married into it (like Kerry), or earned it by providing a good and/or service the masses purchased. Like thinking placing a book under your pillow as you sleep will help you cram for an exam, these elitists believe their ability to acquire money (one way or another) mystically translates into expertise in other fields of human endeavor, ones which must be fertilized by their presumed omnipotence—the climate change apocalypse, disinformation, immigration, etc.
So, too, there are invited attendees who are not necessarily wealthy, such as journalists and politicians (though nowadays many of them qualify for the “one percent”), and sundry courtiers. These invitees leap at the opportunity to attend, hoping to parlay the invite into career and monetary advancement; and relishing the sense of vicarious elitism accorded by their economic betters deigning to acknowledge their existence. It is deemed impolitic to note that the attendance of these lesser lights is only suffered because they are deemed useful idiots.
What these elitists and their useful idiots are after, unadorned by nicety, is seen in this John Kerry quote: “money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money.”
Money from whom, you might ask? You. Again, Kerry:
We don’t have time, folks, to be cobbling together bespoke deals here, there and everywhere. We have to do it on a massive basis and the key to that one is philanthropy. It’s not the only key, we need governments to put Federal public money into it.
You see, the rich are tired of footing the bill to peddle apocalyptic conspiracy theories that can scare the peons senseless enough to throw away their liberty and prosperity to make the world safe for autocracy. Really, how often can elitists like Kerry blame everything on climate change and warn “human life is at risk now in the context of the challenges of the global climate crisis!” before people realize the end times are not lurking just around the corner? Besides, cloaking their venal designs behind a thin veil of virtue signaling gets expensive after a while, even for the one percent. As the lawn sign they likely helped subsidize says, they need “Climate Action—NOW!”
But your money alone will not suffice to safeguard their privilege, for as Kerry avers, “we have to go further.” Further would be these elitists taking not just your money, but also your liberty.
Kerry and his ilk advocate putting the world on a war footing, which he describes as being “modeled” on that stellar example of protecting individual liberty, the COVID vaccine roll out (i.e., mandates). The root these Lear-jetting Jacobins want to chop is free market prosperity:
Kerry lectured business CEOs for failing to recognize the ‘destructive process of growth’ which he described as ‘not as enlightened growth but as robber baron growth.’
Aye, there’s the rub. The very foundation of many of these elitists’ wealth—the collective wisdom of millions of people purchasing goods and services in free markets—is the problem that must be eliminated. Your liberty must be curbed to stop unenlightened growth; and Kerry and the WEF elite’s superior judgment must be obeyed to attain “enlightened” growth. Anyone who disagrees can always be branded as a disseminator of “disinformation” and censored—or worse.
Ultimately, the WEF’s hypocrisy, pomposity, and elitism is of a piece: the aspiring Lords of the Manor do not like the decisions we unruly peasants make. They believe it is their right and duty to make our decisions for us; and to parcel out liberty and prosperity to us according to their arbitrary and capricious whims. Their great “reset” is nothing but a regressive autocratic agenda to reinstitute feudalism. Why would free people cede their liberty and prosperity to this self-anointed new nobility?
Because, if we do not, we are all going to die in the climate apocalypse or, something or other?
The question, then, becomes the one Ned Ryun has posited: “Will the free born American people submit to the serfdom of the feudal Administrative State and the World Economic Forum or will they seek to reclaim their rights and restore the republic?” Indeed, will all free peoples defend their liberty and prosperity or will they accept the WEF’s invitation to serfdom and autocracy?
The answer may well depend upon how many people recall the first time humanity accepted an offer by a snake.
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An American Greatness contributor, the Hon. Thaddeus G. McCotter (M.C., Ret.) represented Michigan’s 11th Congressional district from 2003 to 2012 and served as Chair of the Republican House Policy Committee. Not a lobbyist, he is a frequent public speaker and moderator for public policy seminars, and a Monday co-host of the “John Batchelor Show” among sundry media appearances.
Photo “John Kerry” by World Economic Forum. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.