Insight - War, Pestilence And Davos' Great Reset
World Economic Forum as a diverse cult of see what thou wilt
Davos entertains us 16-20 January, 2023.
Not a political party, its survival and spread owes more to a cult.
(About 3,000 words or 14 minutes of your time.)
Jan 18, 2023
State corporate media is pushing the line, as CNN puts it, that “Davos draws record crowds, but its relevance is fading.”
Nothing to see, in other words.
The complicit press — those who are attending the annual meeting in Davos as we speak, such as the usual names CNN, CNBC, Sky (disclosure the author worked for these outlets) — will tell you there is no agenda; or that the agenda is disintegrating like a soaked beer mat.
Many of those slated to attend are said to have bowed out: the leaders of the UK and France among others; and we shall know for sure over the next four days.
Perhaps this is not the snub it seems. It is the lower ranks who do the WEF leg work: the administrators and bureaucrats who have the real power to insert or comply with globalist agenda — and they are chuffed to be invited, it’s safe to assume.
This is why we must examine what drives the adherents, for whether there is an agenda or not, the lower ranks would not know. Their job is to advance the vaguely-worded ethos of the WEF: “stimulate dialogues and generate insights; shape agendas and develop influence; and catalyze initiatives and generate impact.”
Their role is to be ready and willing to implement initiatives that are small or discrete, but which in totality comprise a movement. A few examples related to Agenda 2030:
the war on nitrogen that is leading to the dispossession of farmers;
the war on meat and now gas stoves and the promotion of bugs as food;
the traffic calming measures that segued into 15 minute cities;
the airport security that ties in with digital ID.
Turn, turn, turn
Key is what German chancellor Olaf Scholz called a Zeitenwende or turning point — the pivotal role of the war in Ukraine (see below).
The Covid pandemic represented a jumping off point: an opportunity to re-imagine everything from human mobility (UN), our overheated economy (Forbes), digital transformation (WEF), to “zero wealth inequality, zero environmental degradation and zero unemployment” (Nobel peace prize winner Muhammad Yunus).
The Ukraine war has been used to realign military policy and by extension the war for resources as well as to move the needle on government intrusion in civilian life.
While the WEF may chatter in back-slapping, common room jocularity about social entrepreneurship, global collaboration villages and rewiring the globe for resilience, WEF front man Klaus Schwab himself has said: “The pandemic represents a rare but narrow window of opportunity to reflect, re-imagine, and reset our world.”
War plays the same role: both endogenous and exogenous. Russia is a long term trophy of the oiler bankers: along with the 'stans (Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, and also Azerbaijan). It can supply western Europe, India and China, Japan and the Koreas.
But war has blowback. It not only requires the consent of the governed; it changes the warlike society:
“We are now at the year nineteen hundred and eight, which was the year that the Carnegie Foundation began operations. And, in that year, the trustees meeting, for the first time, raised a specific question, which they discussed throughout the balance of the year, in a very learned fashion.
And the question is this: Is there any means known more effective than war, assuming you wish to alter the life of an entire people? And they conclude that, no more effective means to that end is known to humanity, than war. So then, in 1909, they raise the second question, and discuss it, namely, how do we involve the United States in a war?”
— Norman Dodd, Chief Investigator of the Reece Committee into tax-exempt foundations, 1954, in an interview with G Edward Griffin, 1982 
How to comply
Consent must be manufactured, while projecting any inconsistencies onto another in the form of dissension or disinformation.
“As elites arrive in Davos, conspiracy theories thrive online,” writes the Associated Press.
Some see a conspiracy at work, others a cabal, yet where a conspiracy requires secrecy, a cabal may be open about its intent.
There are talismans not so much ritual as the incantation of words around which followers cohere. There is heresy, against which the adepts must take care to inure themselves, for their own world view is sufficient to account for most everything.
One reason why it is so easy to dismiss any critique of the WEF as conspiracy or cabal is that there is apparently no single locus of thought: the modus operandi comprise dispersion, even as the forum trumpets its 2023 rallying cry: “cooperation in a fragmented world.”
The very fragmentation which the WEF promotes is at the same time a summons to strive together in service of an unnamed goal. Ordo ab Chao is a technique of governance as old as the seven hills of Rome.
Fifteen minutes of lockdown
Is it possible for these footsoldiers of farm closures, this Praetorian Guard of Fifteen Minute Cities to be ignorant of whence they march?
Look around the political stage. Is it not littered with people who appear to have wandered on by accident?
Europe and the U.S. seem to be awash in foreign ministers and premiers appointed for their lack of geopolitical nous and the savoir-faire to disguise it. Is it by accident that one gets a von der Leyen, a Baerbock, a Harris or a Truss; a Trudeau, Johnson, Sunak or a Scholz?
Doubtless some are brilliant in their field but it is not, apparently, the job they got. Of others the best you can say is that they are canny enough to profit from office.
If this is la crème de la crème — the smouldering brûlée — there is little reason to expect more integrity as we scrape the bottom of the pan.
We watch as they fumble the trajectory of the policies they cast. How much less do they handle the kaleidoscope of topics, papers and speakers that the WEF churns out? (The WEF is only one. For the others, read on.)
Researchers have identified some of the core policies — the WEF signed a strategic partnership with the United Nations in June 2019 “to accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” In 2017 the heads of the WEF and World Health Organization discussed “innovation and preparation for health emergencies.” There are many less prominent memoranda such as that signed with the U.S. Department of Energy to provide “a platform for water sector innovation, focusing on approaches and technologies that benefit utilities on the path to sustainable energy.”
One of the contributors to the WEF's Strategic Insight is Brookings Institution fellow Fiona Hill, a former adviser to the U.S National Security Council under presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. She was also a star witness in the attempted impeachment of president Donald Trump in which she accused Republicans of spreading conspiracy theories: that the interference in the Trump administration was being conducted not out of Russia but Ukraine.
Time has shown the Russian interference in the 2016 election to have been massively overstated, if it existed at all. The narrative was cooked up by British intelligence and the FBI, and financed by the Clinton campaign. In the past month the Twitter Files have shown the FBI aggressively demanded proof of Tweets originating in Russia even when Twitter executives said they had no such evidence.
Ukraine it turns out, is a CIA and MI6 centre of operations as Ms Hill must have known since, as a specialist in Russia and Eastern Europe, she was present in Kyiv during the run-up to the Maidan protests and the ousting of the elected, pro-Russian president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych.
Let it be. Assuming Hill’s assessment to have been in good faith, she based it on her analysis of the psychology of Russian president Vladimir Putin in a 520-page book, Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin.
What is the basis of this worldview?
Putin’s psychology might be of interest to an intelligence agency in the way that Carl Jung analysed Adolf Hitler from afar for the OSS — but this is hardly the core competence of someone advising on day-to-day U.S. national security. 
The projects for health emergencies, the withdrawal from traditional energy, and the fertilizers and farms that rely upon it, proceeding in parallel with innovation in the water sector “to benefit utilities,” the push for electric everything and Fifteen Minute Cities —all may be grouped under Agenda 21.
So, too, we see intergovernmental illusions align. The European Union has effectively become an arm of NATO, which in turn expands its ambition without limit.
In 2017 Colombia became NATO’s newest partner, and the first in Latin America. In 2021 AUKUS increased the alliance’s presence in Australasia. In 2022 Japan, like Germany, was persuaded to abandon its defensive posture and side with a global NATO.
The journal The Diplomat writes: “2022: The Year Japan and Germany Became ‘Normal’ Countries.”
The Ukraine conflict, it writes, helped the two countries “break free of the legacy of World War II” — Japan and Germany rediscovered their geopolitical voice in 2022, making parallel efforts to develop more assertive national security postures.”
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The spring that liberated Japan and Germany from their historical legacy was of course Ukraine, where Fiona Hill, Nina Jankowicz and Victoria Nuland were — probably each with their own vision — making the world a better place.
They worked to eject not just president Yanukovych but set Galicia or western Ukraine, where about 40 per cent of the population is Catholic, against that part of the Orthodox church which belongs to the Moscow Patriarchate, whose adherents are concentrated in the Russian-speaking east of Ukraine.
They banned the Russian language for good measure, and then bombed the eastern cities for eight years, with a toll of about 14,000 civilians. Later, Russia intervened.
Had Ukraine and its Western allies seized Crimea it would not only have denied Russia its sole warm-water seaport, but also compromised the traditional export route for its minerals and grain, from the Volga and the Don, which connect by canal, and flow via the Don to the Sea of Azov.
As Chietigj Bajpaee in the article:
“Undergirding these developments is a renewed political commitment to a more muscular foreign and national security policy in both countries. In Germany, Chancellor Olaf Scholz has referred to the world (and Germany) as being in the midst of a “Zeitenwende” (or turning point). Shortly after the Russian invasion, Germany approved the establishment of a 100-billion-euro special fund to bolster the country’s military, the Bundeswehr, as the country seeks to shore up its eastern flank.” 
While the military industrial complex prepares, seemingly, for a new adventure, remilitarization is having a chilling effect on civilized society in the West.
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