The Problem for the WEF

2020 December 30
by drdog09

Lets be clear the members of the World Economic Forum think they should run the world. They make no bones about it. Nor do they hide their general intent –

The key takeaways from that video –

  1. “You’ll own nothing and you’ll be happy about it.”

The question is WHO will own it. That they don’t say. The cynic in me says they intend to own it.

Here’s the problem – “Tragedy of the Commons”. Humans are not shepherds unless they have their mark on the means of production. I have been in Eastern Europe both before and after lifting the Berlin Wall. Even in Russia you could see the results. You could stumble thru the halls with no lights, no paint since construction and the exterior a disaster (the Commons). Step thru the front door of the flat and it was a different world (the Shepard). The occupants upgraded and took care of what was in their apartment. All fresh, all new.

We see the same outcome in the streets of Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle. Progressive policies that do not favor ownership of anything. Even less to attempt to make a profit from it. And so the shanty towns burgeon and the drugs and desperation flow non-stop. And in their compassion the Progs wring their hands but affect nothing. The fact is someone WILL own the properties if not the oligarchs then the State. You can carve the results in stone as its always the same with the Statist model.

  1. “The U.S. won’t be the world’s leading superpower”

As much as I prefer we not, I don’t see anyone standing up to the batters box to take a swing at it.

Many will say China will fill that role. Not likely, at least for the next two decades. China claims both the largest army and navy and on paper and headcount they have both. But here is the rub. The Chins are in a kerfuffle with India on the northern border right now. Every skirmish so far has been Indians 5 Chins 0. The Indian special forces are either #3 or #4 in the world, all trained by the Brits. Their command staff train in strategy at Sandhurst.

Chinese navy is barely capable of blue water ops. Much of the craft are capable but they lack the logistical support to engage more than a 1000 miles outside of the South China Sea. Fact most of their craft are designed for coastal patrol. They have scrapped for now their plans to build 2 more carriers.

Russia? Adversary? Yes. Super power? No. Sure they have the nuclear capability but the reality is they are in demographic decline. Their future is a quarter to third loss of population in thirty years. Worse they have several avenues that threats can approach them from. Their play is an energy super power and general PITA where appropriate.

The US will still remain top dog for quite some time. But the geopolitics is changing. No longer is it going to be a East vs West sort of world. We will approach a world very similar to what was in existence during that period from 1870-1930. Several rival States all vying for advantage and favorable resource allocations around the globe. It is why the US is in border wars in Africa right now.

  1. “You won’t die waiting for an organ donor”.

Not much of a prediction really. They have already grown a replacement bladder that successfully replaced the original organ. There are 3D printing of cells already in development.

What they should be saying is – “You won’t die of an inherited disease.” Gene therapies are surely the next hurdle to tackle. We have the genome mapped already. What we are just now trying to assess is how to properly re-code sequences that could eliminate disease like sickle cell anemia in patients for example.

  1. “You’ll eat much less meat”.

Maybe, but I doubt it. If you follow this guy at all his end game is we should be eating MORE meat products not less. Grazing triggers growth responses in the permanent grasses and grains. That improves the fields, prevents erosion and increases fertility. Oh and all that growth sucks the CO2 out of the air as a consequence.

  1. “A billion people will be displaced by climate change”

That may or may not happen. What is important here is how they moved the goal posts. Matter is not whether the displacement can be prevented but that we should blindly accept the inrush of the refugees. Should we? Watching Hungary, Mexico and Poland is a fair indication that countries will not adopt a open arms policy.

But I have a fairer question. Based on the presentation the impression is the WEF assumes that climate change cannot be stopped OR its not a threat at all. What about that?

  1. “Polluters will have to pay to emit carbon dioxide”.

Tried, failed even if Al Gore is a member. In fact industry may be paid to emit CO2. Understand why, at below 180ppm plants will start to die. We are currently at 400+ppm. The planet is actually greening due to the higher levels of gas and that is not a bad thing.

The question ought to be asked – “What is the right level of Co2 concentrations?” If some crackpot says none, boo them off the stage. That statement would be planet-wide genocide for everything on Earth. The second question is what is CO2 worth to the planet as a whole simply as a fertilizer? What did I just say about ‘polluters’?

  1. “You could be preparing to go to Mars”.

Again not much of a prediction, Elon Musk intends to be on our way there by 2026. The fact it happens at all will be because of capitalists not in spite of them.

  1. “Western values will have been tested to the breaking point.”

As like during the Civil War? World War I and II? The various Red Scares? When haven’t Western values been tested? Yet despite a few dings here and there it still stands.


But lets flip the script. What are the levers that the Globalists believe they have at their fingertips?

Money Surely but to what end? The 1% at this juncture hold 90% of the world GDP. But take the US for existence. The Jamie Diamons and Wells Fargos are playing a game. Goes something like this – The Fed dumps another Trillion USD; the First Tier banks suck it up; they then lock it back up at Treasury in T-Bills. Little of it trickles to the economy as the Treasury is paying more right now than 1st mortgages. That which does leak out ends up with GE, Alphabet, Amazon where the CEO summarily does a stock buyback to up the price and execute a sell order on stock options. Its the prime reason we are not seeing inflation higher levels than we are. The velocity of money is at a near standstill.

But that can’t last forever. When it becomes common knowledge that the money won’t be paid back its all over for the USD. You will see the counter party costs rise on the currency swap market for the USD. As it peaks will be the time we hit the hyper inflation button. When that happens the only player in town is the IMF. But the IMF itself has problems – Not enough volume. So who wins? Gold, Silver and Crypto. BTC has just hit an all time high. There is even a NFL player that prefers to be paid in BTC.

The irony is the USD will be the last refuge of fiscal sanity just before everything goes black. Soros can suck on that.

China This is America’s number one competitor. But China is not an insurmountable juggernaut. Here’s a simple reason, two really – USN. We cut a deal back at the end of WWII. We will keep the sea lanes open so that you Europe can rebuild and sell us product to do so. The stick was the world would be pegged to the USD. Yes we bribed them and it worked. The US rules the blue seas. No country needs to fear or pay for these services in a sense, including China. Fact China would not be able to export without the USN there. Should China challenge the USN in a firefight, China’s export markets would collapse overnight.

Seems China has issues with infrastructure. The cost of attempting to control the South China Sea may come a crapper. They already have Vietnam, Philippines, and the Malayans desiring closer relations with the US and Australia. Japan is already on a aircraft carrier binge. And yes Japan has the second largest blue water navy on the planet already. India is now number three. Any one of the three could close the Straits of Malacca, two would make it a death run, and all three would seal it shut.

Exports Simply put, the globalist transnational enterprise is still born. If anything that will be Trump’s lasting legacy on US foreign policy. Those countries that can adopt an Country First policy will do so. Who can? US, China (with pain), Argentina, Australia, Russia, Canada and France. Who can’t? Japan, South Korea, England, Germany to name a few. Without the transnational commerce much of the reason for the geopolitical infrastructure (WTO,WEF,IMF,UN) become less than relevant. With the irrelevance the strings the oligarchs which to pull are severed.

To drive that point home, lets say the India-China border war went full scale. The first time that India would sink a Maresk container ship the international shipping insurers would stand down or declare certain geography unavailable for coverage. China shipping in particular and oil tankers for sure would become unavailable as the flag carriers would not risk the losses. The China economy would grind to a halt once their strategic reserves were depleted. (Psst, China has no in ground reserves.) Nor would it be just China, most likely the global shipping system would slowly come to stop. And there is only one country that could possibly pull off critical mission convoy duty. None of these WTO,WEF,IMF,UN would be a effective agent of eliminating the engagement.

Multi-Polarism If we are entering a world of several supra States, the follow on reality is one of nationalist leanings in each of those States. It will be the 1890-1930 era all over again. Nationalist leaders attempting to solve domestic issues, assemble some sort of consensus on fiscal policy in a world without the USD, and manage the collapse of the neo-Liberal infrastructure. Somehow I do not think that fits the Davos crowds visage of the world.

Bottom line is I don’t think that the Oligarchs are going to like how things turn out.

By the way, welcome to 2021!!!

19 Responses leave one →
  1. 2020 December 30 9:22 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    An ambitious post!
    I will need to read, reread and ponder LOL.

  2. 2020 December 31 7:19 am
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    justrand permalink

    splendid post, drdog.

    you say at the end: “Bottom line is I don’t think that the Oligarchs are going to like how things turn out.”

    I think they won’t give a damn. If they notice the failure of their policies at all, they will simply blame someone else. Here are two of the WEF attendees dealing with “real world issues”.

  3. 2020 December 31 7:35 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Jim,

    Here is one more that I did not include in the original post.

    Green Deal. Only a minor success. Design principles are fine as far as it goes. But the material sciences have not found the magic bullet for several hurdles.

    * Lithium. Simply put there are not enough proven reserves to meet the equivalent grid level demand. It takes 1.4kg of the LiOn substrate to store 1Kw of energy. Other solutions will be required to handle base load demands.

    * Silver. It takes 100mg per cell (not panel) of silver to make a solar cell. X times that to make a panel. Silver right now is floating at around $25-30USD per oz. (my last purchase was $26.85/oz) Silver comes out of the ground as a component of gold mining at a 1:8 gold/silver ratio. There have been no new mining exploits in a decade. So silver becomes a critical raw material in any solar based economy and there are some folks that project the metal to reach $300/oz. At those price points, it seriously impacts panel pricing unless a substitute can be found.

    More points to ponder.

  4. 2020 December 31 7:49 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    “I think they won’t give a damn.”

    They will certainly try to adopt that attitude. I just don’t know if they can make the transition to what comes next. History says that the next billionaires come from new money, not old money. A Kennedy does not become a Bezos for example in the economic scheme of things. Fact the Grey Poupon tends to make my point.

    Some of the old money who have a sense of where things are going will break through. But most will ride down the rabbit hole trying to eeek out less and less profit on ever bigger trades till it all goes dark.

  5. 2020 December 31 7:52 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    More to ponder, especially for a CW2 sense of things —

    One certainty: of all the years I have spent in wars and conflicts, I have never been to a country that is more vulnerable to itself than is the United States.

    Means and Motive? America is filled with millions of highly educated people with incredible skills. Tons of people who put rockets into space as their day job. Others design communications infrastructure, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, metals, magnets, computers. Having spent more than half my life overseas, I’ve never seen any country with such a deep bench of amazingly serious people who have direct access to amazingly serious nodes and other vulnerabilities.

    As a war correspondent, most telling is that more than 36 hours after the attack, relatively few people on any side have openly condemned the attack. This lack of condemnation provides a clue to our 2021.

    https://www.michaelyon-online.com/nashville-christmas-bombing-carver.htm

  6. 2020 December 31 7:54 am
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    justrand permalink

  7. 2020 December 31 8:06 am
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    6 – Agreed, way to optimistic. lol

    FWI though, Happy New Year \ New Years Eve to everyone!

    Like Jim, I will now go back and digest the the OP! 😉

  8. 2020 December 31 8:09 am
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    justrand permalink

    Drdog, I had never heard of the CARVER matrix…but just read the article and the linked CARVER reference and was fascinated. Thanks!

    Of course, just for looking at the article & reference I most likely have an extra surveillance drone hovering over my cabin now…but it was worth it. 🙂

  9. 2020 December 31 8:14 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    We think we are so ‘modern’ — https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/frozen-time-archaeologists-discover-ancient-food-shop-buried-pompeii — Romans had fast food joints too. Wonder if they had a Soup Nazi too?

  10. 2020 December 31 8:52 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    A list of the CCP compromised media — https://thenationalpulse.com/exclusive/western-media-chinese-communist-events/ — Fox IS on that list.

  11. 2020 December 31 9:43 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Finally, my assessment of the year just ending —

  12. 2020 December 31 9:48 am
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    justrand permalink

    last add on CARVER…I am stunned that the underlying reference is still available at all…look for the gummint to erase it. I copied sections of it to a Word doc, but had to do it a piece at a time as it is no longer available for full download.

    VERY interesting!

  13. 2020 December 31 10:13 am
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    justrand permalink

    Ah, the tolerant and civil Left.

  14. 2020 December 31 10:27 am
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    justrand permalink

    p.s., if it’s any consolation, Kurt Eichenwald couldn’t beat ANYTHING to death. Your only danger from this mutt is you slipping on the urine flowing down his leg if you said “BOO!” to him.

  15. 2020 December 31 10:48 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” — Matthew 21

    http://bits.de/NRANEU/others/amd-us-archive/FM34-36%281991%29.pdf

    The whole book my friend.

  16. 2020 December 31 10:53 am
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    bc3b permalink

    I apologize if this is a repeat. This video is 1 hour 33 minutes long, but is well worth watching. It not only presents proof of election fraud, but also shows the Chinese Communist Party’s role:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Mw58r0FkNo

    Perhaps you may wish to view it in “chunks.”

  17. 2020 December 31 1:34 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    2020 as a movie review.
    Spoiler: he pans the “movie” as illogical and senseless.
    https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2020/12/roger-ebert-reviews-2020.html

  18. 2020 December 31 5:47 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Things are starting to boil over — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhTvw3LPDj4

  19. 2021 January 1 2:25 am
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    13 – Another name noted for the long long list.

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