By Mark Anderson —
On January 20, Vice President Joseph Robinette “Joe” Biden Jr. marked his 10th appearance at the World Economic Forum (WEF), the annual gathering in Davos, Switzerland that attracts the world’s top moneymen, corporate captains, oligarchs, high-profile activists, and celebrities.
This year, the event’s central topic focused on what the pharaohs of high finance are calling “the fourth industrial revolution”—new advances in technology that have been exploited by the elites to break the backbone of America and Europe, the middle class.
Equally disturbing, a parallel WEF discussion covered the massive migration of Middle Easterners and north Africans into Europe.
Participants avoided the fact that the foreign, economic and military policies of the monopoly-capitalist Western powers—heavily represented at the WEF—have destroyed and degraded migrants’ home countries and are largely responsible for a migration that threatens to forever alter the face of Europe with forced multiculturalism.
They dismissed the notion of allowing individual European nations to set their own immigration policies to preserve national character while discerning who’s really a refugee and who isn’t. The increased crime tied to the migration of hundreds of thousands of people in such a short time—such as a spike in the number of rapes of women in Sweden and Germany carried out by migrants—was mentioned but glossed over.
Determined that policies must bend to their politically correct taboos, many WEF panelists inferred that Europe must integrate virtually all the migrants with only limited exceptions, and that national leaders or citizens who disagree are “xeno phobes” whose views are not worthy of serious consideration.
For his part, the vice president covered in his speech various fast-paced technologies fueling boundless “exponential” economic growth that is only benefiting the moneyed elites.
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Biden paid lip service to the “hollowing out” of the middle class. He added that this hollow spot is found between the relatively few high-end technological and managerial jobs at the top and the low-skill service-sector jobs at the bottom—with middle-class manufacturing jobs having been automated or outsourced.
“All of us in this room are probably going to be fine,” Biden told the WEF audience, “but we need an environment, in the wake of this revolution, where everyone has a chance to be part of the mix. . . .”
Biden was introduced by his close friend—WEF founder and former Bilderberg Group Steering Committee member Dr. Klaus Schwab, who himself spoke about the so-called fourth industrial revolution.
The text of Schwab’s overview appeared in Foreign Affairs, the journal of the Council on Foreign Relations, a collusive policy clique that is tied to the annual Bilderberg meetings, which unlike the WEF are held in total isolation from the public.
Other United States officials attended the January 20-23 confab, including Defense Secretary Ashton Baldwin “Ash” Carter, Treasury Chief Jacob Joseph “Jack” Lew, Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch, and U.S. Trade Representative Michael B. Froman. North Atlantic Treaty Organization chief Jens Stoltenberg (Bilderberg 2015) and British PM David William Donald Cameron (Bilderberg 2013) were there, too.
The U.S. officials intermingled with several private-governance figures, including such frequent Bilderberg attendees as New America Foundation head Anne-Marie Slaughter, Business Roundtable member Klaus-Christian Kleinfeld, IMF head Christine Madeleine Odette Lagarde, Microsoft’s William Henry “Bill” Gates III, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborn, longtime Swedish politician Nils Daniel Carl Bildt, Bloomberg chief editor John Micklethwait, and Financial Times writer Martin Wolf.
Mark Anderson covers the annual Bilderberg meetings and is chairman of AFP’s new America First Action Committee, designed to involve AFP readers in focusing intensely on Congress to enact key changes, including monetary reform and a pullback of the warfare state. He and his wife Angie often work together on news projects.