by Pepe Escobar, posted with permission and first posted at Asia Times
The virtual Davos Agenda is finally on, from Monday to Friday this week, promoted by the World Economic Forum (WEF).
No, this is not The Great Reset. At least not yet. The Agenda is the aperitivo towards the Great Reset apotheosis at the WEF’s Special Annual Meeting, which will take place this coming spring in Singapore.
The Agenda’s theme for 2021 is “A Crucial Year to Rebuild Trust.”
Oops. Davos, we got a problem: trust is always earned, never built.
Trust, anyway, in Davos speak, must always lead towards – what else – the Great Reset, introduced here in a Tik Tok-ready clip crammed with catchy slogans such as “a new dashboard for the new economy” or “right people, right place, right time”.
The message clincher is “tune in, turn on, get involved”, borrowing shamelessly from 1960s Timothy Leary (but ditching “drop out”).
It obviously escaped the clip’s producers that their P.R. opus indirectly admits to rigged elections and blanket censorship on social media.
The Agenda’s P.R. blitz must have a hard time dismissing the predominant perception this is all about Davos Man – and Woman – losing their sleep over global wealth inequality while enthusiastically applauded by a bunch of glitterati sociopaths.
Onwards with the sessions.
Here’s your new social contract
On day one, a “Leadership Panel” examined
How to restore growth, advising the public and private sectors on how to build a “new economic agenda”. Sleep-inducing platitudes were the norm.
WEF’s Agenda sessions cannot possibly address the iron imperative: the implosion of the old economic order under a Green camouflage, conducted by self-appointed, sub-Platonic sages which belong to the world’s wealthiest, will only benefit this 0.0001%.
The Great Reset is not an organic grassroots movement coordinated and benefitting the over 99%. It will lead, inevitably, to techno-feudalism, as I previously argued. Herr Schwab, the Oracle of Ravensburg and Davos supremo, insists in his writings “you will own nothing”.
A WEF graph – Top Ten Most Likely Fall Out for the World – should in fact be interpreted as The Great Reset’s ultimate targets. This is not a warning: it’s the road map ahead.
A session on advancing the new social contract neatly merged with a discussion about “stakeholder capitalism”. That’s a clever P.R. advertisement – what else – for Herr Schwab’s new book: Stakeholder Capitalism, which advances a “more sustainable, resilient and inclusive” global economy and argues for – what else – a “clearly defined social contract” which will allow “governments, business and individuals to produce the most optimal outcomes.”
So here’s how it works. You don’t earn trust: you rebuild it (italics mine). This trust metastasizes into the social contract – which is absolutely necessary for The Great Reset. Selling this new social contract is a matter of rebranding turbo-capitalism globally as “stakeholder capitalism”, or capitalism with a human face.
Not a peep about the Great Reset as a mechanism of unbridled expansion of mega-corporate power, hermetically securing/serving the 0.0001%, which are not, and will never be, suffering The Great Depression.
Stripped to the bone, that’s also one of the key themes of the Fourth Industrial Revolution: consolidating, crushing and shepherding the working class masses into the unstable gig economy, commanded by “emotionally intelligent” leaders.
The Who nailed it half a century ago: meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
A realpolitik stunner
It’s still unclear what China, Russia and Iran – the real Three Sovereigns in this Brave New World, and the key nodes of progressive Eurasia integration – will counter-propose when faced with the Great Reset.
Into this toxic mix steps in none other than President Xi Jinping, the leader of the global superpower in the making. Instead of Reset platitudes, his Davos Agenda address was quite a realpolitik stunner.
Xi stressed, “to build small circles or start a new Cold War, to reject, threaten or intimidate others, to willfully impose decoupling, supply disruptions or sanctions, and to create isolation or estrangement will only push the world into division and even confrontation (…) We cannot tackle common challenges in a divided world, and confrontation will lead us to a dead end.”
Xi might be interpreted as aligning with Herr Schwab. Not really. Xi stressed solutions to our current plight must be multilateral; but the key is how to implement them geopolitically.
It’s unclear how the new dispensation in the US – humanitarian imperialists, Dem oligarchs, Big Tech, Big Pharma, Big Media – will react to Xi’s call: “The misguided approach of antagonism and confrontation, be it in the form of a Cold War, hot war, trade war or tech war, would eventually hurt all countries’ interests (…) “Difference in itself is no cause for alarm. What is alarming are arrogance, prejudice and hatred.”
Xi emphasized a straight to the point definition of multilateralism as
“having international affairs addressed through consultation and the future of the world decided by everyone working together (…) To beggar thy neighbor, to go it alone, and to slip into arrogant isolation will always fail.”
What Xi has made it crystal clear, once again, is the acute contrast between relative Asian serenity and stability and the volcanic chaos engulfing the West’s top power centers. How this intertwines – in realpolitik terms – with Her Schwab’s Brave New World will be a work in progress. For the moment, Xi has just read the Multilateral Riot Act at Davos. The whole Global South is paying attention.
Remember the Reset button and the sweet words of HIllary Clinton ? The World Government a sweet heaven. Come in, come in. My sweat Lord, my sweet Lord.
That big red button that translated into Russian as “overcharged”? How could we forget.
Nothing really changed back in 2009. Obama’s reign was basically a Clinton restoration. I don’t think much will change with this “reset” either.
“Come on in boys, the water is fine!”
O’Brother Where Art Thou ..?
At the Davos Global Reunion on the banks of the river Rubi-con!
How to restore growth – what a howler! Everyone with a brain knows exactly how they’re going to do it: collapse the current economy back to near zero (foreclosing on any worthwhile assets, mostly land, along the way), and then reinflate the next great debt and asset bubble all over again. Less a few hundred million people or so, of course. Rinse and repeat until all the wealth and assets are suitably consolidated in the hands of a few and the population levels are deemed acceptable for meeting their needs.
I love the doublespeak coming out of davos. Our planet is a ‘closed loop’ system meaning resources are finite and/or limited. The carrying capacity of the planet based on food production and resources (both renewable and otherwise) sets the capacity for growth. Science can only do so much to change that, and that change is mainly small scale incremental. To return to growth means to expand the available frontier, and that does not mean our oceans.
Pure capitalism is based on limitless growth into new markets and I believe we have reached the stage where most markets have become mature and relatively stable. I used to teach a lesson periodically at a local college in market development and I likened it to a plane crashing at an oasis. People work together to survive and sustain, then a second plane crashes, cooperation to widen the oasis may be in order and work for time. After the fourth plane crash the war for resources control is on until the oasis is again at its’ carrying capacity.
Growth requires expansion, and for us that means outward to the solar system until we reach the limits there, followed by the stars. Our nature defines this, our politicians and ‘leaders’ should reach for that as an outlet for the imagination of the people.
Nice analogies. Yes indeed, growth is simply an exponential function, all of which have mathematical limits. Basic college algebra. No coincidence that most people never took or passed that course.
“Growth requires expansion, and for us that means outward to the solar system until we reach the limits there, followed by the stars. Our nature defines this…”
An excellent assessment with the clarity of a larger view.
The problem our current generations have is that the ruling elite are more concerned with their own obscene wealth, power & comfort gained at our expense, than with attending to the imperatives of our collective nature.
Growth requires expansion, so the solution is to instead target contraction – of the rest of us, so that the ruling class can enjoy a sustainable level of opulence ad infinitum right here on Earth.
As for expansion to the stars, the technology to do so has been around for at least a century, but that’s not for us underlings to meddle with. If there’s any exploring and interstellar acquisition to be done, it will be our masters who get to call all the shots and enjoy all the benefits.
We get near limitless (as far as what we can use) free energy from the sun every single day. There is no material limit to growth in the foreseeable future.
Oh dear, science much? Regardless of the energy input to earth you require infrastructure to harness the energy which requires natural elements, processing, and energy to produce products to harness the sun’s energy. The elements needed are limited in their supply, hence finite. The sun itself has a set period of time before it also dies, hence finite. Material growth is therefore limited by resource availability.
Your comment shows a complete lack of reading comprehension, and was off-topic to the comment.
Spot on JackJC. The problem with expanding to the stars is that the feats of engineering and capital (both human and material) that are necessary to pull it off. Virtually impossible under Capitalism which sees societies spend astronomical sums on militarization and financial pump priming. Imagine that capital and the social forces of production that are implied instead being use to raise the material, social and, by extension, cultural level of mankind. To the point that instead of an Einstein coming around maybe once a generation we get such an individual perhaps even on a yearly basis. No doubt it would take serious brain power to allow us to colonize even a nearby planet. Take Mars, for example, to seriously terra-form the planet would likely require a global Manhattan Project type effort that is impossible under the present system of nation-states constantly jostling for position (as your analogy aptly dramatized) in the never-ending quest for markets and resources.To quote Marx, it is either socialism or barbarism and the way things are looking these days it seems we have chosen the latter.
To the stars, … the ultimate imaginary escape plan from the global double bind!
“The Kardashev scale is a method of measuring a civilization’s level of technological advancement based on the amount of energy they are able to use. The measure was proposed by Soviet astronomer Nikolai Kardashev in 1964.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kardashev_scale
I guess one day Davos will be held on Musk’s Mars, … (lol)
It’s more likely they’ll all be drinking woke ‘green tea’ with Madame Guillotine by then.
Reading comprehension is a useful life skill. Developing it should be encouraged, I’m encouraging you.
Deflation due to technology is making everything ever more affordable even with the ludicrous amount of money printing going on. Land is one of the few assets out of reach for most. Still, we have a generation of geniuses coming through who have access to all the knowledge in the world. They just need to convert that knowledge into wisdom.
Here is an article that looks at the interesting highest level link between the World Economic Forum and the World Health Organization:
The ruling class is definitely working together to control all of us.
Disaffected seems to be right on the spot. What I do not understand is why the NWO is doing this now. It will cripple the US and Europe and leave China and Russia more stronger than ever. If it does not lead to outright revolts in the US and Europe. Read “Behind the Green mask” by Rosa Koire to find out how crazy the Davos NWO crowd is.
What I do not understand is why the NWO is doing this now. It will cripple the US and Europe and leave China and Russia more stronger than ever.
That implies that they know something we don’t, no? I don’t want to believe that China and/or Russia are in on this too, but literally nothing would surprise me anymore. Doubt I’ll live long enough to find out, but you never know. Events are progressing very rapidly these days. The bottleneck grows nigh.
Rosa Koire was a nearly three-decade member of the California department of transportation who, as a district manager, specialised in real estate appraisal and eminent domain. What does that mean? It means that she had a long career undervaluing people’s homes so that the California state government could compulsorily purchase them at rock-bottom prices and then make a tidy little profit selling them on to developers who wanted to put in a strip-mall or toll-road. She is a long-registered Democrat who describes herself as pro-choice and pro-gay marriage. She is married to another woman. This week, while everyone should be paying very, very close attention to the future of political, social and economic slavery that is being mapped out for humanity by the Lords of Davos, Rosa Koire would like to distract your attention to what she and her middle-class, fake-progressive, white folk buddies are up to: a “Greater Reset” virtual conference where you can learn how to form local “freedom cells” (notice the language: “cells”) and learn from your cell-mates how to bake bread, grow gourds, home-school, fire a gun and use bitcoin. All things that, presumably, might come in handy to a slave. Anyone who cares about their own sanity should avoid reading anything written by this grifter.
I think they are in a “now or never” situation and they are playing their last card. They are trying to consolidate all the wealth in the west, and the current situation is a godsend. Not only they get to bankrupt everyone and at the same time avoid being held responsible, they also have an excuse to crush any resistance on the pretext of the health crisis.
That also explains why they have been so slow and ineffective to deal with the crisis in the beginning.
“It’s still unclear what China, Russia and Iran – the real Three Sovereigns in this Brave New World, and the key nodes of progressive Eurasia integration – will counter-propose when faced with the Great Reset.”
the gaslighting is surreal, those countries are all on board with the con-vid.
dont listen to what they are saying or what authors like Pepe are saying about them, but what they are doing.
all countries have lockdowns, all countries order their subjects to wear masks or suffer punishment,
all countries impose mandated vaccinations.
the 0,0001% are truly transnational, they are only using countries to grab more influence and money.
this West vs Resistance axis is just like left vs right or democrats vs republicans.
please do tell how anyone benefited from supporting Russia? or joining BRI?
yea, you can buy your chinese made face mask while enduring WHO ordered lockdowns.
they are playing you all for fools. All of them! while you argue who is better, west or east,
So who is this supper puppet master, people like you use that everybody is in this conspiracy as an excuse to do nothing, talk about a lazy and boring point of view. You might as well not bother posting anything here, and use your time and energy in to something more useful to do.
“So who is this supper puppet master”
Certainly not figureheads like Xi or Putin and here’s another NWO Chinese minion doing his bit at the Plandemic Event 201 forecast (hosted by WEF and the Bill & Melinda Foundation):
Professor George F. Gao is the Director-General, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention; a Professor in the Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences; President of the Chinese Society of Biotechnology; and President of the Asian Federation of Biotechnology (AFOB).
“…all countries have lockdowns, all countries order their subjects to wear masks or suffer punishment,
all countries impose mandated vaccinations.”
Yes, it’s truly astounding that so many countries have fallen into line with the Corona Chan craze, and it’s difficult to understand why.
BUT there remain anomalies.
The Western cabal seem intent on injecting everyone with a patented designer poison disguised as a “vaccine” to kill off as many people as they can [ https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2021/01/26/think-three-times-before-taking-the-covid-vaccine/ ].
In order to set this up, the Western governments universally debunked and literally banned access to cheap, effective and readily available cures for the Corona Chan bug – the official narrative being that nothing will ever be “normal” again until everyone has been injected with the “vaccine”.
An extravagant conspiracy indeed, and a real-life one at that.
And yet, to throw a spanner into the global workings of this monstrous charade, both Russia and China set about producing actual (relatively safe) vaccines based on long-proven methods to deal with the Corona Chan bug, and much of the global south (significantly including India)is flocking to use these vaccines, rather than the patented American poisons.
Unlike the universal Western prohibition against even trying to cure Corona Chan with cheap and effective medicines, China early on set about investigating, demonstrating and using just such remedies to cure the bug. Little wonder that China is the only major economy which grew during 2020. One might surmise that China has actually focused on the health of its people, rather than on the systematic orchestration of Corona Chan hysteria and national lockdowns directed toward some unspoken agenda.
“…they are playing you all for fools. All of them! while you argue who is better, west or east,
No argument needed, it’s self-evident that the Western cabal is up to something and it’s not for our benefit.
As for profit, again it’s self-evident that Big Pharma is pulling all the strings they can to make as much of a killing as they can from the Corona Chan opportunity.
But there’s more to it than just profit. This is about destroying the existing socioeconomic framework and herding the masses like livestock. This is about consolidating power and control over the population of as many nations as possible.
Here’s a prediction. The proof is in the pudding.
Watch now as a great proportion of all those people now lining up for their patented American “vaccines” come down with sepsis and organ failure in 6 to 12 months time. A fortuitous culling of the population. Is this just a trial run, or is this the main game? Will this “unexpected” turn of events be hailed as another “pandemic” to be addressed by yet another round of “vaccines”?
Genius in its simplicity. Big Pharma’s business model harnessed to great effect by the eugenic globalists.
People will start to question why many drop off like flies in western nations while none of this happen in China or Russia. Would you think that’s too blatant as a culling tactic?
“People will start to question why many drop off like flies in western nations while none of this happen in China or Russia.”
Allegedly, Russia (rank 50th, of 221 in World) has 483 covid deaths/million while Denmark (rank 67th of 221) has 350 deaths/million.
That has been my suspicion, lets recall it was China that started the ball rolling with the enforced lock downs. Traditionally all major medical opinion was that historically lock downs don’t work, isolate the sick only was the standard recommendation. Also that ill fitting masks that are not N95 do absolutely nothing. And yet both of these measures are being enforced following China’s lead.
We see in the US Rep and Dem intense rivalry, but what happens when the roll Trump, suddenly they are all on the same side, controlled opposition has long been the elite doctrine.
For China the current paradigm works, they are the world manufacturing center with low unemployment and untold wealth being retained, like the US after WW2. Multinational companies of course also do well with cheap products that they sell at the same high prices. Personally I believe western countries should move back to tariffs and local manufacturing, sure things will be a bit more expensive, however the decent jobs provided also create higher disposable income. The Great Reset is just the path to feudalism, like Carlin said its a big club and we ain’t in it.
SARS 2.0 can be used to show different nations working together to help each other. Anyone who has an ounce of critical thinking skills can immediately find out the basics of this virus and how log it’s been in the population and where it came from. Sure beats the Kansas flu and a World War where all the younglings are sent to europe to dig their own graves and then massacre each other.
By “rebuilding trust” I interpret a dogwhistle for techno-feudalism. That is, building “trust” (power) in the Gray Lady and and Big Tech debutantes.
“Manufacturing consent” happens to be a near synonym.
It is rather stunning that Xi was positioned as the day 1 keynote address for Davos, and with a message of multilateralism that essentially contradicts the centralized “Great Reset” initiative. In this regard, Davos has become a battleground for competing world orders. Will it be the fundamentally multilateral globalism practiced by China, or the same old Westernized unilateralism? Herr Schwab certainly gushed praise at the former, but does he, or any of the Davosians, even grasp it?
In my opinion, we are witnessing nothing less than a collective panic and coping session by that West-centric Davos class. Having been raised on the lie that “Westernized = modernized”, they cannot digest the simple fact that China has decisively modernized without more than a whiff of cultural Westernizing. In the next 2-3 months we may see that panic reflect on Wall St.
There is no rebuilding growth in the West because its all debt. Over the last 20 years every dollar of ‘growth’ has cost just under $5 debt. The UK similar at $3 to $1. GDP is a meaningless figure only GDP PPP has the ring of truth and in that China is well ahead of the US and the UK is barely hanging on to the top 10 (soon to be falling out of it never to return) Russia is resurgent in 6th pretty much equal to Germany, and soon I believe, to overtake it. The 21st century is Eurasian and the West can hop on for the ride and prosper or implode under the weight of its own fear, hatred and failed colonialist imperialism.
“new social contract”, “Great Reset”, “Build Back Better” slogans for the dimwitted.
The Feudal Lords want it all. “You will own nothing,” Herr Schwab tells us.
They tried that out with apps and computer programs. No more DVDs you own. You rent.
Private homes are on the target list.
Small businesses are already doomed by Covid. The rest will be taxed into oblivion.
Your very right to exist is being taken back and licensed to you at the state’s discretion.
Their gambit depends on suppressing the violent reaction when enough people understand that the Individual is no longer possible. Only the Lords are real. The remainders, like the stinkards of the Mound People and serfs of the Dark Ages, are meaningless creatures, good only for “parts”, such as organs, and bodies to use in deviance and sacrifices.
If January 6th was a foretelling, the Davos Crowd, the Big Tech, Media and Pharma, the Dems and Deep State minions will be facing an outcome they never contemplate. It will sweep the West away.
I agree. Yes, people will react, but it will take time. Most of us won’t see it. The new, free world is inevitable, whatever the costs. Beyond that, nobody can predict what will happen. It will be an open future for humanity.
The Davos Crowd is pushing “stakeholder capitalism?”
For them, it is spelled “steak,” they get to dine on filet mignon.
From us, it is spelled “stake,” we get wooden stakes shoved up our butts.
Seriously, who do these people think that they are kidding?
Most everyone on the planet despises them.
Do they seriously think that a series of touchy-feely videos is going to change that?
Why are they even wasting their time?
Sure. Biden’s on board, Pelosi’s on board, Hillary’s on board, the EU commission in on board, the oligarchs are on board.
Send the stupid videos to them.
I like “steakholder” lol!
I prefer “stakeholder” as in holding the wooden stake that can be plunged into the heart of a blood-sucking vampire. The wood of humility, the wood of the cross. We have that power.
Theoretically yes, practically no. When you are sitting in a multi walled inter-generational prison system for the last few thousands of years, it’s implausible to have the structures at hand which are necessary for such an undertaking – although the 20th century brought some light on the issue for the masses (meaning beyond the 0.001 %) it only happend by accident, which is now in the process of being corrected atleast since the 70s (the decision of the US to cull the middle class, exactly because of the danger of a well educated class in mass who could eventually take matters in their own hands).
The only big error corrector function remaining (and rock solid at that) is gods preeminence over the matter finally anyway – finally – which might be a slightly different timeline than we are accustomed to – of course !
The WEF charter 2020 is true fascism on a basis of corporate nazism or national socialism. Nazism is the short term in German. “Stakeholders” must comply with every aspect of the corporation and its policies, and that would include bowing down to any of their policies such as unhinged support for the radical climate change agenda and support for political fantasies of any other kind such as BLM.
It seems Nazis and fascists today call themselves green anti-fascists. Everything’s become far more hypocritical.
… and many actually call themselves zionists … and a few self-chosen ones even colonized Palestine and overwhelmingly occupy globo-tech discourse as born (and sometimes born-again) cults ever seeking that perfect red-heifer and a holy place to defile with its sacrificial blood. Their avatar skins morph to suit the circumstances, but the creature deep within has always the same parasitic purpose. It is deeper than hypocrisy; it is deceit sanctioned by falsehood.
China is not a peaceful, humanitarian, honest country. The sophmoric level of propaganda being disseminated by paid speech pro-China propagandists is total proof that the actions that China has taken against its own citizens and neighbors are nothing short of tyrannical and abusive crimes against humanity. The Chinese propaganda game is to divert any criticism against any of China’s policies and disputes with neighboring countries, including Hong Kong, South Korea, North Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Brunnei, Tibet, India, Vietnam, and to say, well, look at what the United States has done. It is a two wrongs make a right failed ideology. They stretch all the way back to opium wars and Gulf of Tonklin, as a diversionary tactic and delay method of being held accountable for present disputes that they are currently having with every neighbor other than Mongolia, and maybe they are having disputes with Mongolia that I am unaware of. The Chinese are claiming property that they have no legal claim to.
Obviously, the United States should not go to war against China. It is best to continue to counter the propaganda emanating from China and to expose the propagandists for the sophmoric half wits or corrupt individuals that they are. The I know you are but what am I, and I’m rubber you’re glue, anything you say bounces off of me and sticks on to you arguments are laughable and ridiculous.
Why are the nations in the BRI condemned to be under the tyranny of any country that imposes demands contrary to the will of the citizens of those sovereign nations?
Obviously, they realize that China’s actions have been indefensible. As long as China focusses on the United States, and as long as the Biden administration and current congress focus on Trump, they do not have to be held accountable for their crimes against humanity in their eyes.
How is it in Langley?
@No Friend Of The Devil
There are so many dishonest statements in your comment, which you posted also in Unz. I will only pick a few random ones to reply:
“China is not a peaceful, humanitarian, honest country.”
— How is China not peaceful? They are already the second most powerful military country in the world, and yet the last time they were involved in a war was more than 4 decades ago. They are so restrained in their use of military in any of the disputes – not just in comparison with big powers (US, Russia, UK, France, India…) but also medium powers like Australia, Israel, Italy…
“disputes with neighboring countries, including Hong Kong, …, Taiwan, …, Tibet, …”
LOL. So Hong Kong is a country – please tell me the name of any country that recognize Hong Kong to be a country. Same for Tibet – not a single one recognizes it to be a country. As for Taiwan – every single country in the world recognizes there is only one China – it is either PRC or ROC – not a single one recognizes both. So, no, none of these are independent countries.
“they are currently having with every neighbor other than Mongolia… ”
So you don’t know how China already settled its land disputes with most of its neighbors? You are not aware that in most of the land settlements, China actually gave up more than 50% and sometimes up to 90% of its claims (just ask Russia). This was true even for many of China’s weakest neighbors (like Laos, Myanmar,, Nepal…)
“maybe they are having disputes with Mongolia that I am unaware of. ”
No, they don’t. You know little but assert a lot. So I am not going to refute the rest of your comment.
“The whole Global South is paying attention.” No.
PM Modi wants “make-in-India” after the PLA’s aggression in Ladakh.
I’m really not too worried about these ageing fossils and their goons trying to enslave us through technology.
American problem is the demise of real economy inside their economy. If hardly even 1/4 of GDP is now real economy while 3/4 fake virtual economy (making money with money, not producing more or less necessary things) then clearly this kind of economy in longer run can’t survive without huge global terror. American old enough working and middle class has for years wondered why their true standard of living since 1970’s and security has not Come better. Thanks to massive MSM and poor education they can’t understand how much Nixon’s Shock in August 1971 changed the future of American working and middle class. So why ruling class made it almost 50 years ago? You only have to ask yourself: is it easier to earn $1 million by industry or by selling real estate, like houses or operating in manipulative fancy world of stock market? Just look at Hillary and Trump. They never operated in real economy, in real world. Xi and Putin prefer and focus real economy because at the end it is what really matters.
Purple haze miasma * = Red propaganda U Blue propaganda
It is not so much the end of America; … but rather the ending of the Wild West.
(* PHM — apologies to Jimmy Hendrix)