Davos Forum's Latest Shenanigans
World Economic Forum Calls for a "Great Reset"
Economic Forum (WEF) is a public/private
partnership of the global ruling oligarchy. An anti-working class club,
it is comprised of many of the global elite financed with expropriated
social wealth workers have produced. The WEF meets in Davos,
Switzerland annually, organizes other events throughout the year and
issues publications and statements. Klaus Schwab is the leader of the
WEF and a protégé of Henry Kissinger, former U.S.
Secretary of State under then President Richard Nixon. A cross-section
of the global oligarchy including billionaires, CEOs and directors of
the world's largest corporations and leaders of imperialist
organizations such as the International Monetary Fund and European
Central Bank hold leadership positions in the WEF.
WEF Board of Trustees includes two prominent members of Canada's ruling
liberal elite, current Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland and Mark
Carney, former governor of the Bank of Canada and the Bank of England
and currently a "vice-chairman of Brookfield Asset Management steering
its environmental, social and governance investment strategy fighting
carbon emissions." Carney is also the United Nation's Special Envoy on
Climate Action and Finance. Furthermore, besides being a
of the Board of Trustees of the WEF, he, along with 26 others like him,
is now also a "Guardian" of the "Council for Inclusive Capitalism with
the Vatican" formed last December.
The cost of
becoming a member of the WEF is tens of thousands of dollars depending
on the "level" of membership.
The WEF attempts to
set the agenda and furnish a
reference point for imperialist leaders and others throughout the
world. It engages in battle any public opinion that favours the
international working class setting its own agenda for a new direction
for the economy and tackling how problems facing the world pose
themselves objectively based on its own reference points.
year's forum was held virtually because of the pandemic restrictions.
The concern this January was how to deal with the disastrous
consequences of thirty years of neo-liberalism, for which the WEF has
been an avid campaigner. To cope with the global pandemic and an
imperialist economy in crisis in ways that favour the oligarchy, the
WEF is calling for a "Great Reset."
issue facing the global elite is to "reset" their leadership and
control of the economic, political and social affairs of humanity
without damaging what they call their constitutional order.
order enshrines social class positions of privilege and private
ownership of massive social wealth produced by the workers, including
the means of production, and without opening any space for the working
class and its independent organizations to strengthen themselves. For
the ruling elite, the biggest concern is how to block working people
from organizing to empower themselves and gain control over economic,
political and social affairs so that they can effectively deal with the
problems that affect their lives and get on with building societies
that serve them, not the rich.
existence and prominence of the WEF, the media interest and chatter of
the ruling elite about this private organization and the participation
of many public officials in its activities, including government
leaders, underscore that they consider international civil and
political institutions established in the post Second World War era
such as the United Nations redundant, of no use to them to achieve
content of the 2021 WEF in the midst of a global
pandemic, economic crisis and ongoing imperialist wars is of interest
to the world's peoples only to the extent of knowing what the
imperialists and governments in their service are thinking and
conniving to do. It is deliberate disinformation designed to divert the
peoples from developing their own outlook and independent politics. The
2021 Annual meeting confirms that the ruling elite are concerned for
their own private wealth and class privilege and will do everything in
their power to block the organizing of humanity for its empowerment and
the building of the New.
to its website:
"The Council for Inclusive Capitalism with
the Vatican is a global nonprofit organization established under the
auspices of the Vatican with the moral guidance of Pope Francis. Our
mission is to harness the potential of the private sector to create a
more inclusive, sustainable, and trusted form of capitalism. The
Council is led by a core group of global CEOs and public leaders, known
as the Guardians for Inclusive Capitalism, who convene annually with
the Vatican to advance the Council's mission."
of Guardians of the "Council for Inclusive Capitalism with the Vatican"
- Ajay Banga, President and Chief Executive
- Oliver Bäte, Chairman of the
Board of Management, Allianz SE
- Marc Benioff, Chair, Chief
Executive Officer, and Founder, Salesforce
- Edward Breen,
Executive Chairman, Dupont
- Sharan Burrow, General
Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation
Carney, COP26 Financial Advisor to the Prime Minister [of Canada] and
United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance
Carmine Di Sibio, Global Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, EY
- Brunello Cucinelli, Executive Chairman and Creative Director,
Brunello Cucinelli S.p.A.
- Roger Ferguson, President and
Chief Executive Officer, TIAA
- Lady Lynn Forester de
Rothschild, Founder and Managing Partner, Inclusive Capital Partners
- Kenneth Frazier, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer,
Merck & Co., Inc.
- Fabrizio Freda, President and
Chief Executive Officer, The Estée Lauder Companies
- Marcie Frost, Chief Executive Officer, CalPERS
Gorsky, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Johnson
- Angel Gurria, Secretary General,
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
- Alfred Kelly, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Visa Inc.
- William Lauder, Executive Chairman, The Estée Lauder
- Bernard Looney, Chief Executive Officer, BP
- Fiona Ma, Treasurer, State of California
- Hiro Mizuno,
Member of the Board, Principles for Responsible Investment
Brian Moynihan, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Bank
- Deanna Mulligan, President and Chief Executive
Officer, Guardian Life Insurance Company of
- Ronald P. O'Hanley, President and Chief Executive Officer, State
- Rajiv Shah, President, The Rockefeller
- Tidjane Thiam, Board Member, Kering Group
- Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation
Weinberger, Former Chair and CEO of EY, and Board member of
J&J, MetLife and Saudi Aramco
This article was published in
Volume 51 Number 2 - February 7, 2021
World Economic Forum Calls for a "Great Reset"