Pepe Escobar for the Saker blog
Shadows are falling / And I’ve been here all day / It’s too hot to sleep / And time is running away / Feel like my soul / has turned into steel /I’ve still got the scars / That the sun didn’t heal / There’s not even room enough / To be anywhere / Lord it’s not dark yet, / but it’s getting there
Bob Dylan, Not Dark Yet
Lights! Action! Reset!
The World Economic Forum (WEF)’s Davos Freak Show
is back in business on Monday.
The mainstream media of the collective West, in unison, will be spinning non-stop, for a week, all the “news” that are fit to print to extol new declinations of The Great Reset, re-baptized The Great Narrative, but actually framed as a benign offer by “stakeholder capitalism”. These are the main planks of the shady platform of a shady NGO registered in Cologny, a tony Geneva suburb.
The list of Davos attendees was duly leaked. Proverbially, it’s an Anglo-American Exceptionalist fun fest, complete with intel honchos such as the US Director of National Intelligence, Avril “Madam Torture” Haines; the head of MI6 Richard Moore; and FBI director Christopher Wray.
Remixed Diderot and D’Alembert Encyclopedias could be written about the Davos pathology – where a hefty list of multibillionaires, heads of state and corporate darlings (owned by BlackRock, Vanguard, State Street and co.) “engage” in selling Demented Dystopia packages to the unsuspecting masses.
But let’s cut to the chase and focus on a few panels next week – which could easily be mistaken for Straight to Hell sessions.
The Tuesday, January 17 list is particularly engaging. It features a “De-Globalization or Re-Globalization?” panel with speakers Ian Bremmer, Adam Tooze, Niall Ferguson, Péter Szijjártó and Ngaire Woods. Three Atlanticists/Exceptionalists stand out, especially the ultra-toxic Ferguson.
After “In Defense of Europe”, featuring a bunch of nullities including Poland’s Andrjez Duda, attendees will be greeted with a Special Season in Hell (sorry, Rimbaud) featuring none other than EC dominatrix Ursula von der Leyen, known by a vast majority of Germans as Ursula von der Leichen (“Ursula of Cadavers”) in a tag team with WEF mastermind, Third Reich emulator Klaus “Nosferatu” Schwab.
Rumors are that Lucifer, in his privileged underground abode, is green with envy.
There’s also “Ukraine: What Next?” with another bunch of nullities, and “War in Europe: Year 2” featuring Moldova woke chick Maia Sandu and Finnish party girl Sanna Marin.
In the War Criminal section, pride of place goes to “A Conversation with Henry Kissinger: Historical Perspectives on War”, where Dr. K. will sell all his trademark Divide and Rule permutations. Added sulphur will be provided by Thucydides strangler Graham Allison.
In his Special Address, “Liver Sausage” Chancellor Olaf Scholz will be side by side with Nosferatu, hoping he won’t be – literally – grilled.
Then, on Wednesday, January 18, comes the apotheosis: “Restoring Security and Peace” with speakers Fareed Zakaria – the US establishment’s pet brown man; NATO’s Jens “War is Peace” Stoltenberg; Andrzej Duda – again; and Canadian warmonger Chrystia Freeland – widely rumored to become the next NATO Secretary-General.
And it gets juicier: the coke comedian posing as warlord may join via zoom from Kiev.
The notion that this panel is entitled to emit judgments about “peace” deserves nothing less than its own Nobel Peace Prize.
How to monetize the whole world
Cynics of all persuasions may be excused for lamenting Mr. Zircon – currently on oceanic patrol encompassing the Atlantic, the Indian Ocean and of course “Mare Nostrum” Mediterranean – won’t be presenting his business card at Davos.
Analyst Peter Koenig has developed a convincing thesis that the WEF, the WHO and NATO may be running some sort of sophisticated death cult. The Great Reset does mingle merrily with NATO’s agenda as agent provocateur, financer and weaponizer of the proxy Empire vs. Russia war in black hole Ukraine. NAKO – an acronym for North Atlantic Killing Organization – would be more appropriate in this case.
As Koenig summarizes it, “NATO enters any territory where the ‘conventional’ media lie-machine, and social engineering are failing or not completing their people-ordaining goals fast enough.”
In parallel, very few people are aware that on June 13, 2019 in New York, a secret deal was clinched between the UN, the WEF, an array of oligarch-weaponized NGOs – with the WHO in the front line – and last but not least, the world’s top corporations, which are all owned by an interlinked maze with Vanguard and BlackRock at the center.
The practical result of the deal is the UN Agenda 2030.
Virtually every government in the NATOstan area and the “Western Hemisphere” (US establishment definition) has been hijacked by Agenda 2030 – which translates, essentially, as hoarding, privatizing and financializing all the earth’s assets, under the pretext of “protecting” them.
Translation: the marketization and monetization of the entire natural world (see, for instance, here, here and here.)
Davos superstar shills such as insufferable bore Niall Ferguson are just well rewarded vassals: western intellectuals of the Harvard, Yale and Princeton mould that would never dare bite the hand that feeds them.
Ferguson just wrote a column on Bloomberg titled “All is Not Quiet on the Eastern Front” – basically to peddle the risk of WWIII, on behalf of his masters, blaming of course “China as the arsenal of autocracy”.
Among serial high-handed inanities, this one stands out. Ferguson writes, “There are two obvious problems with US strategy (…) The first is that if algorithmic weapons systems are the equivalent of tactical nuclear weapons, Putin may eventually be driven to using the latter, as he clearly lacks the former.”
Cluelessness here is a euphemism. Ferguson clearly has no idea “algorithmic weapons” mean; if he’s referring to electronic warfare, the US may have been able to maintain superiority for a while in Ukraine, but that’s over.
Well, that’s typical Ferguson – who wrote a whole Rothschild hagiography just like his column, drinking from the Rothschild archives that appeared to have been sanitized as he knows next to nothing meaningful about their history.
Ferguson has “deduced” that Russia is weak and China is strong. Nonsense. Both are strong – and Russia is more advanced technologically than China in their advanced offensive and defensive missile development, and can beat the US in a nuclear war as Russian air space is sealed by layered defenses such as the S-400 all the way to the already tested S-500s and designed S-600s.
As far as semiconductor chips, the advantage that Taiwan has in chip manufacture is in mass production of the most advanced chips; but China and Russia can fabricate the chips necessary for military use, though not engage in mass commercial production. The US has an important advantage here commercially with Taiwan, but that’s not a military advantage.
Ferguson gives away his game when he carps about the need to “deter a nascent Axis-like combination of Russia, Iran and China from risking simultaneous conflict in three theaters: Eastern Europe, the Middle East and the Far East.”
Here we have trademark Atlanticist demonization of the top three vectors of Eurasia integration mixed with a toxic cocktail of ignorance and arrogance: it’s NATO that is stoking “conflict” in Eastern Europe; and it’s the Empire that is being expelled from the “Far East” (oh, that’s so colonial) and soon from the Middle East (actually West Asia).
An AMGOT tale
Nobody with an IQ over room temperature will expect Davos next week to discuss any aspect of the NATO vs. Eurasia existential war seriously – not to mention propose diplomacy. So I’ll leave you with yet another typical tawdry story about how the Empire – who rules over Davos – deals in practice with its vassals.
While in Sicily earlier this year I learned that an ultra high-value Pentagon asset had landed in Rome, in haste, as part of an unscheduled visit. A few days later the reason for the visit was printed in La Repubblica, one of the papers of the toxic Agnelli clan.
That was a Mafia scam: a face-to-face “suggestion” for the Meloni government to imperatively provide Kiev, as soon as possible, with the costly anti-Samp-T missile system, developed by an European consortium, Eurosam, uniting MBDA Italy, MBDA France and Thales.
Italy possesses only 5 batteries of this system, not exactly brilliant against ballistic missiles but efficient against cruise missiles.
National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan had already called Palazzo Chigi to announce the “offer you can’t refuse”. Apparently that was not enough, thus the hasty envoy trip. Rome will have to toe the line. Or else. After all, never forget the terminology employed by US generals to designate Sicily, and Italy as a whole: AMGOT.
American government occupied territory.
Have fun with the Davos freak show.
Total economic collapse of the WEST !
Glazyev: Transition to the new world economic order will likely be accompanied by systematic refusal to honor obligations in dollars, euro, pound, and yen.
In this respect, it will be no different from the example set by the countries issuing these currencies who thought it appropriate to steal foreign exchange reserves of Iraq, Iran, Venezuela, Afghanistan, and Russia to the tune of trillions of dollars.
Since the US, Britain, EU, and Japan refused to honor their obligations and confiscated wealth of other nations which was held in their currencies, why should other countries be obliged to pay them back and to service their loans?
In any case, participation in the new economic system will not be constrained by the obligations in the old one.
Countries of the Global South can be full participants of the new system regardless of their accumulated debts in dollars, euro, pound, and yen.
Even if they were to default on their obligations in those currencies, this would have no bearing on their credit rating in the new financial system.
Nationalization of extraction industry, likewise, would not cause a disruption.
Further, should these countries reserve a portion of their natural resources for the backing of the new economic system, their respective weight in the currency basket of the new monetary unit would increase accordingly, providing that nation with larger currency reserves and credit capacity.
In addition, bilateral swap lines with trading partner countries would provide them with adequate financing for co-investments and trade financing.
Great comment Jack!
I was thinking about all of this morning and also about Pepe’s reference to Bob Dylan’s song. This brought to mind Dylan’s wonderful Tribute to JFK… Murder Most foul.
I just hope that 2023 doesn’t bring a Brasil-staged rerun of this monumental tragedy.
Some parts of this song that really ring in my ears and makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck…
‘Twas a dark day in Dallas, November ’63
A day that will live on in infamy
President Kennedy was a-ridin’ high
Good day to be livin’ and a good day to die
Being led to the slaughter like a sacrificial lamb
He said, “Wait a minute, boys, you know who I am?”
“Of course we do, we know who you are”
Then they blew off his head while he was still in the car
Shot down like a dog in broad daylight
Was a matter of timing and the timing was right
You got unpaid debts, we’ve come to collect
We’re gonna kill you with hatred, without any respect
We’ll mock you and shock you and we’ll grin in your face
We’ve already got someone here to take your place
The age of the Antichrist has just only begun“
Air Force One comin’ in through the gate
Johnson sworn in at 2:38
Let me know when you decide to throw in the towel
It is what it is, and it’s murder most foul
What’s new, pussycat? What’d I say?
I said the soul of a nation been torn away
And it’s beginning to go into a slow decay
And that it’s thirty-six hours past Judgment Day
What a dark day that was for humanity as it signalled the ensuing 60 years of a slide into extraordinary western degeneracy.
We now see the light at the end of the tunnel as the members of the massive Zone B bloc give the one fingered salute to the moneychangers. And why on earth would any of them feel compelled to honour illegal and deliberately predatory loans from blatantly criminal western banking cartels?
Sixty-one years after that fateful day in Dallas, humanity finally has the collective where-with-all to tell these bankers to go pound sand.
The icing on the cake for 2023 will be when Lula and his supporters demand the immediate release of Assange.
Bring it on
Something VERY BIG is going on and it appears it is not good. The World Economic Forum (WEF) begins its world conference today, but WEF Founder Klaus Schwab and now Billionaire George Soros have just BOWED-OUT; they will NOT attend!
Citing alleged “health issues” Klaus Schwab has just made known he will not attend the WEF Conference in Davos.
Now, George Soros is publicly saying he, too, will not attend. This despite the conference date being set months in advance, and it being the biggest affair the WEF runs every year.
This comes despite the country of Switzerland deploying five thousand army troops, and empowering those troops to “use coercive police power” to keep order.
RUMORS are running rampant and they CLAIM (unsubstantiated) that both Schwab and Soros believe they are being hunted for what they’re doing, and trying to do, to the world. The RUMORS (unsubstantiated) claim both men now fear for their physical safety.
More if I get it . . .
Correct. They both just bowed out suddenly. Something’s up.
Though I doubt has anything to do with fears for personal safety, as Schwab has national armies at his disposal…not to mention both men have personal security too.
Armies won’t help if Mr. Zircon drops in for a visit.
Unsubstantiated or not, Klaus was present at the opening ceremony today, in person. So let’s not get our hopes up that something crazy is going on behind the scenes or spread rumors that at this point are fake.
World Economic Forum gathering in Davos, Switzerland. I reported earlier that WEF Chief Klaus Schwab would not attend due to health reasons, and later, George Soros backed out due to a scheduling conflict. Now I can report to all of you that upwards of FIFTY PERCENT of invitees, will not be showing up. The last time a WEF Meeting was ditched like this . . . . was the week of the 9-11 attacks!
As of 4:29 PM eastern US time here in the New York city area, we are told that “REBEL NEWS” from Canada is at the Davos location, and they are allegedly reporting only a few dozen people were at the opening and a maximum of maybe 400 are in attendance. There were 2700 confirmed attendees (plus staff) scheduled to be there today — and they’re not.
Even social media is talking about it:
SCHWAB SHOWED UP ! ! !
Update 4:37 PM EST —
Klaus Schwab DID in fact, show-up to the opening of the WEF today, despite publicly saying he would not be there due to health reasons! Here is a photo of him leaving the stage after giving brief Welcome remarks:
Well, I hope the escorts get paid even if their clients are no-shows.
Schwab showing up shows that he ain’t afraid of nuthin’ or nobody. He’s a REAL man, unlike all the wussies who are taking cover in their chalets or on their yachts.
They attend or not so what, who cares. Likely they will work behind the scene like their big boss Rothschild. Not attending doesn’t mean they quit. It means they switch to more secrecy.
I hope dearly that they ARE being hunted –to the death ! Those 2 a$$holes are a good start for the list.
These freaks are rocking the cradle of their own destruction but not before they put a down payment in as many bodies of “useless eaters” as possible. Ukraine and Western Asia must be full of such people according to them.
I don’t know that much about agenda 2030 but I had to renew my driver’s license recently. The DMV strongly suggested that I simply must get something called a Real ID. My freedom to fly from an airport in the U.S. was at stake they said. The federal government has mandated this they said. Strange. Why the coercive tactics if this Real ID is such a benefit?
How close are we to having such an ID tied to a CBDC, to tax records, and health records, etc?
I prefer to maintain as much anonymity, and control over such things as possible.
For some reason Pepe’s article today reminds me of the T’ang poet, monk Fenggan.
“Trailing along a dying echo,
The cicada flits into a neighboring bough.”
How did Glazyev put it? An “electronic concentration camp.”
Far more interesting, from the back jacket of one of my favorite books:
“World War 2 produced a system of rationing where the number on the coupon took priority over money as legal tender or a medium of exchange.”
Rationing think about that word? and then there’s this morsel:
“The author (Dr. Willard Cantelon) reminds his readers that the masses which accepted the ration system under the crisis of war will accept the new number system under a monetary crisis that will be purposely created by those wishing to establish world control.”
And this was written way back in the early 1970’s!?
The untold trillions of dollars in debt that we have would not have surprised him one iota.
Further to this seeing the QR Code he would be like YIKES asking is this perhaps what St. John was referring to in Rev. 13?
You know i firmly believe the antichrist is here somewhere among us. The supreme money master of the world, the one behind the curtain pulling all the strings and unlike at any other time in world history digital computerization is giving it the resources it needs to fully implement on a grand scale what its father said to Christ:
“all the kingdoms of the world are mine for it was given to me and i can give it to anyone i wish, so if you will bow down and worship me it will all be yours.
Try and imagine are we in the throws of this, seeing what St. John warned us about? If so….wow?
The antichrist is here in my opinion. But I see it as a temporal system generated by a human belief system adopted by individuals and groups. I do not see it as a specific person, either earthbound or celestial, even though Lucifer was antichrist I don’t think his person holds sway here anymore but his philosophy does hold sway, in power seeking individuals, and in certain philosophies. That belief system sees more logic in an earthbound predatory state of nature philosophy and/or a spiritual Luciferic manifesto philosophy than in the teachings of Christ. Essentially it is a Nazi/Fascist/Zionist system which not only preys on us, but also on each other. Because of their subterranean power reach, mastery of deception, open rejection and criminalization of Christ, murderous history of Christ by their ancient leadership, and self centered elitist philosophy I would posit that the Jewish religion is the prime and often inadvertent source of the antichrist philosophy on earth at this time. A few Jewish persons explicitly so, and the majority of Jews simply erroneous and being led astray. Other non Jewish antichristian sects are dominated or used by subgroups of the Jewish sect, Zionism being the highest amonst these sects. But Zionism itself is being fed by philosophical errors found in the Jewish belief system. Once you categorically reject Christ and his tenets then you are Antichrist, which is not the same thing as simply being uninterested in His teachings or a non believer in the Divinity of Christ as a high ranking Son of God. Muslims do not believe in the Divinity of Christ but respect Him as a prophet of God, they do not denigrate Christ as is done behind the scenes in the Jewish religion.
“Muslims do not believe in the Divinity of Christ but respect Him as a prophet of God… ”
The central creed of Islam is that there is no God but God. That having been understood, the Quran’s epithet for Jesus, son of Virgin Mary, is Ruhullah, the Spirit of God.
Here’s an update from the US’ AARP regarding the “Real ID:”
“The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will begin enforcing the Real ID law on May 7, 2025. The new deadline follows a previous deadline of May 3, 2023, which was deemed unworkable in part due to the pandemic and its continued disruption of states’ abilities to issue the Real ID–compliant driver’s licenses. The DHS issued a statement on Dec. 5 saying the new deadline will give state licensing agencies time to work through the backlogs created by the pandemic. The extension also gives the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) time to “implement innovations” to make the process as smooth as possible.”
They keep pushing it back.
Use your US passport or passport card.
It requires far less information than Real ID.
I think you can still get a “regular” license. But you cannot use it as an ID, as in the past. This is what they are saying.
To get the Real ID, at your local RMV, you have to bring along more info to prove who you are, and pay more money. They don’t accept your old license as an ID for the purposes of getting the Real ID—even if it is still valid.
Here are the documents you need:
Dear, Pepe. I will dare Nietzschean Genealogy and propose an upspring stance to our global crisis by the following: JHOW = Jewish Hegemonish Occupied West. Today, the bankers’ tribe is sacrificing Ukraine, tomorrow, as a plan B, Europe will be fed to the Jewish Fiat Dollar, and as the last nuclear resort, the USA: The Jewish monetary hegemony against humanity. There we have the global tectonic movements which will destroy a good chunk of our planet. Do not forget they are the same breed that generated the 2 World Wars.
So 1000 private jets fly into a conference, guarded by 5000 private security personnel, to tell the rest of us to eat bugs??? The hypocrisy of these demons pretending to be human is stunning!!! I would tell them all to go to hell, but I’m guessing that their goal IS to go to hell, to be with their master lucifer. THEY control the banks, finance the wars and delight in the rest of humanities’ suffering. PLEASE, PLEASE, will anyone consider dropping a nuke on their heads for everyone on this planet’s benefit? Amen.
“NATO enters any territory where the ‘conventional’ media lie-machine, and social engineering are failing or not completing their people-ordaining goals fast enough.”
It’s surprising, to me, how many seemingly peaceful folk are entreating Putin to take all these highly privileged mass murderers out.
Like come on guys, all these years of ignoring and empowering these clowns and listening to all the Putin bashing with nary a grimace and now we beg him to fix the mess we can’t?
Pretty please! Here’s a good rumor, all the attendees are disguised. On a different topic they renamed NATO NAKO. K for killing.
It must be hard not to celebrate how their world domination plans are working. It’s a catastrophe for even really wealthy people, but for this crowd its point, set, match. Yahoo. Wonder what the GPPD is? gross profit per death
Heard they all got cold feet, seems there weren’t enough unvaccinated pilots to fly them all in and the idea of sharing a jet with someone else is the sort of idea that makes them throw up lunch. Eww sometimes there just can’t be enough masks.
There is a Davos fringe group writing up the rules to give them amnesty, apparently they didn’t even invite a Gates rep. There first demand is they get to keep everything they stole. It’s a lawyer thing.
Oh one last item, even with the reduced attendants, all the escort services are booked solid, go figure? Male Female and the new catergory, other. The best before dates got dramatically lower, yet again.
The Anglozionists are now enjoying the opportunity of a lifetime, bingo. Today these guys are the official issuer of the so called reserve currency which the global sheeple must use in order to live. They are financier class working with their brains not their physical bodies. It’s said that they have a very high IQ and very smart. So why not gather once in a while to celebrate this god given privilege? There will be many more meetings like this one unless Russia – China – Iran -India and other countries begin trade in their own currency and set up a common central banking. Hopefully we can witness happening before the end of this year. But first, Russia must defeat the NATO proxies in country 404.
Interesting report today on Sky news (mSM garbage)
Good article as always Pepe is spot on with his comments. I raed an excellent article earlier this morning & recommend it for its message: “Should Russia Take the War to NATO States? ” It’s certainly risky and not to be contemplated rashly. But what is the alternative? https://strategic-culture.org/news/2023/01/16/should-russia-take-war-nato-states/
This is something that I’ve been advocating for a long time so I hope it is acted on soon by Russia.
If Moscow does nothing except issue warnings to NATO that are ignored or derided, it seems inevitable that the NATO powers will continue to escalate.
Has the time come for Russia to use “military-technical measures” against NATO members? After all, Russia’s oil pipelines and bridges have been sabotaged by NATO, its economy sanctioned to the hilt by economic warfare. Russia surely has the right to self-defense. Hitting a bully in the face is the best way to deal with a bully.
“[Trying to] deter a nascent Axis-like combination of Russia, Iran and China from risking simultaneous conflict in three theaters: Eastern Europe, the Middle East and the Far East”, only brings about that fate. That is history’s warning to empires.
@ james1 on January 17, 2023 · at 2:44 am EST/EDT
Has the time come for Russia to use “military-technical measures” against NATO members?
When that time arrives, we will see things happening not knowing where they came from.
Russia’s counter-sanctions against Eurostan, part of a wider economic war, has Eurostan teetering on the brink of disaster. Hybrid war, the modality war takes in modern times, given the interlocking of global relations, has many faces. Russia does not need to blow up MI6 in Londonistan to create panic in the western front.
I am a hundred percent sure Spetsnaz GRU or GU, however you want to call it, already have a long list of targets all over Eurostan, and beyond. Flagship Admiral Gorshkov is now doing a hypersonic “catwalk” on the Mare Nostrum and surrounding seas, presenting its new fashionable looks with a newly designed Mr. Zircon on board. It was a pure coincidence, no doubt, the voyage started before the Davos witch gathering.
On another note, this war has been running for less than a year, the Russian bear has been just swapping at flies, warming up. Be patient. We have a long way to go. In war, most of the time is gone in waiting, with active periods in between. For men at war, patience is the best virtue.
Special mention must be given to Hugo Chavez for noting the smell of sulphur from “it” or “them”, overwhelming though it must be.
A freak show indeed! The Anglo-Zionist Kakistocracy on parade.
It is surreal that these “people” are allowed to wield such power. I can’t be unbiased though, I retch when I see/hear some of these names: Niall Ferguson is one. What a “piece of work” that dude is.
Also, the entire political scene in the USA is a freak show. The phony “conservatives” and phony “progressives” are pathetic freaks. The senile Puppet Emperor can’t even read a teleprompter or find his way out of a room. (A friend calls the Biden “presidency” elder abuse). I don’t even think Biden knows where he is half the time, no exaggeration. The Puppet Emperor seems a fitting title in general, and especially with this geriatric freak.
However, we peasants are not supposed to notice that freaks, zombies and blood-sucking parasite-vampires are in charge. The Mass Media Oligopoly makes sure of that.
We have entered the Twilight Zone…
Obrigado, Pepe, as always.
The Great Reset, re-baptized The Great Narrative…(a.k.a.) “stakeholder capitalism”…“engage” in selling Demented Dystopia packages to the unsuspecting masses…(of jungle useless eaters, planning on sending them)…Straight to Hell…
First time I have to put on my waders half way through one of your articles, the scum was so high up the cesspool, the stench was overwhelming.
RobMc posted a link on his comment (http://thesaker.is/all-quiet-panic-on-the-western-front/#comment-1167506) to an article in Sky News (https://news.sky.com/story/why-an-absence-of-a-listers-at-davos-is-not-just-deep-trouble-for-the-world-economic-forum-but-for-globalisation-too-12788056) which I quote,
Why an absence of A-listers at Davos is not just deep trouble for the World Economic Forum, but for globalisation too
“…On pretty much every front, then, Davos seems to be in deep trouble.
Far from gaining power in the past few years, it is under greater threat than ever before.
There will be fanfare aplenty from this Swiss town in the coming days: Ukraine, the state of globalisation, climate change – all of these issues will be discussed here by A-list panels.
But quietly, almost indiscernibly, this place is becoming less important as the world around it changes.”
Not bad a perception for an Sky News “Economics editor”.
Notice the list of “issues” to be discussed by A-list panels, first Ukraine, second, globalization, third, climate change. The order is important, given the article’s headline is about the “absence of A-listers at Davos” being “deep trouble” for the WEF and for “globalization.”
Davos is already feeling the tremors coming from the tectonic moves originating in the Eurasian heartland, of which Ukraine’s cracks are the most visible. The world is changing, and the rats at Davos are beginning to scramble to see where the cheese is going to be moving to. Suddenly, there is no spirit for long term planning, because their visionary greed has been obnubilated by a challenge to their world domination, and the spectrum of a cataclysmic confrontation shadows their decision-making.
Of course, they will continue doing business, as in “the marketization and monetization of the entire natural world,” e.g. Brazil and the Amazon, reason for the recent CIA/Bolsonaro charade, a source of pillaging and exploitation is getting off their greedy hands. Overall, however, the “Full Spectrum Dominance,” of which Davos is but a tool, is being challenged across the seven seas. Crying baby Macron was too busy to attend Davos, given another one of his neo-colonies, Burkina Faso, was kicking France out through the back door, while opening the front door to Russia for a new chapter in their relations.
Another African slap on the face of pretentious, petty, conceited, pompous, inane, France.
Part 3 of 3
…The plague was but a pretext, Davos has been full of the “masters of the universe” in past years, when the plague was even worse, and more lethal. It is not anymore. Some of the “A-listers” are reading the writing on the wall, they know their “unsinkable Titanic” hit an iceberg in the Northern Sea Route, and even though the party continues in the dancing halls, they are already looking for a lifeboat, a good enough reason for an “absence of A-listers.”
A cold, frigid, easterly wind is blowing through the steppes of Ukraine, moving in the direction of Eurostan, unstoppable.
And the future promises to be even colder.
Marshall Winter is heavily preparing for a visit, sooner or later.
He just sent Mr. Zircon ahead with a letter of presentation.
C’est la vie, mon ami!
Pepe, this takedown of the Davos crowd is one of the funniest pieces I have read in a long time. Thanks for writing it.