By Keith Johnson
Amid rising economic turmoil and social unrest, members of the global elite will convene at a ski resort in the peaceful mountains of Davos, Switzerland for the annual World Economic Forum 2012 (WEF) from Jan. 25 to 29. Though not as elusive as the shadowy Bilderberg group,* the central bankers, politicians and corporate leaders who make up this body have shown themselves to be just as enthusiastic about seeing their plan for world government put into motion. However, those who come to participate in this year’s forum may not leave quite so optimistic.
According to the WEF’s Global Risks 2012 report, “The potential of the world economy may not be met due to the interplay between fiscal imbalances and demographic trends.” Citing the Occupy and Arab Spring movements as an example, the report goes on to surmise that the disappointing realities of the global economic crisis are “amplified by a growing sense that wealth and power are becoming more entrenched in the hands of political and financial elites.”
The globalist agenda is certainly on the ropes, and the 469 “experts and industry leaders” who contributed to this report are rather forthright in communicating their frustration. Early on, the authors claim that the “seeds of dystopia” have been sown and foresee a future populated by unemployed youths and a growing number of pensioners bearing down on debt-ridden governments. “It needs immediate political attention,” said WEF managing director Lee Howell, “otherwise the political rhetoric that responds to this social unease will involve nationalism, protectionism and rolling back the globalization process.”
During the five-day forum, 50 global risks will be addressed, which these so-called “experts” predict are likely to occur over the course of the next 10 years. They claim that the “severe income disparity” between rich and poor will pose the greatest danger to the world economy, followed by “chronic fiscal imbalances.” Rising greenhouse emissions and a looming water supply crisis also rank high on the list of concerns. But these much-hyped environmental threats have always been a priority on the globalist’s agenda and serve as their justification for seizing, controlling and taxing every last natural resource on the face of the planet.
The perceived danger of cyber attacks on government facilities and critical infrastructure now ranks as the fourth biggest threat to global security, according to the report. Of course that’s just a cover story for their real concern. The globalists obviously see the World Wide Web as a cog in their machine and intend to taper it down to something manageable. Their rhetoric corresponds with recent overtures by the U.S. government to enact legislation—such as the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)—that would seek to regulate free speech over the Internet. The authors of the report actually reveal their true intentions in a section they refer to as “x-factors: emerging concerns with unknown consequences,” where they write, “The gatekeepers of the broadcast news era are gone, and the integrity and ethics of mass reporting online are increasingly unknown.”
For nearly four decades, The WEF has been a hub of globalist ideas and strategies. The 2011 forum drew the world’s top leaders including French President Nicholas Sarkozy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, World Bank Chief Robert Zoellick and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Other regular attendees include former President Bill Clinton and former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger—still a powerful global player.
Last year, The Telegraph reported that 5,000 soldiers were deployed to reinforce the police presence during the Davos WEF 2011 event. In contrast, only 120 demonstrators braved the freezing temperatures to protest. Though a police spokesman admitted that the demonstration was “largely peaceful,” officers still deemed it necessary to fire rubber bullets and use water hoses to break up the crowd. Demonstrators responded with snowballs and lumps of ice.
* The Bilderberg group is a Rothschild-Rockefeller-oriented annual, unofficial, by-invitation-only meeting of approximately 120 to 140 guests, mostly from North America and Europe, most of whom are bankers, politicians and heads of major corporations.
Keith Johnson is an independent journalist and the editor of “Revolt of the Plebs,” an alternative news website that can be found at www.revoltoftheplebs.com.