The World Economic Forum announced Wednesday that it decided to postpone its upcoming annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, due to safety concerns and in an effort to slow the spread of Covid-19. The meeting, originally scheduled for January in the Alpine ski resort, will be rescheduled to “early next summer,” according to Adrian Monck, managing director of public engagement at the Forum.
“The decision was not taken easily, since the need for global leaders to come together to design a common recovery path and shape the ‘Great Reset’ in the post-COVID-19 era is so urgent,” Monck said in a statement.
“However, the advice from experts is that we cannot do so safely in January.”
So, the pressing need to make a safe and just world that celebrates the dignity of every single human being on earth will just have to wait until conditions are a little more safe.
I'm certainly not going to read too much into this postponement. It could just be a matter of keeping up appearances. On the other hand, this could be an example of the technocrats in organizations like the WEF becoming entangled in their own machinations. Whatever the case, the message itself is as revealing as it is pathetic (and by pathetic I mean miserably inadequate NOT inspiring pity or compassion).
Think about it. For months these technocratic himalayas of human safety and justice have done little more than drone on incessantly about the indispensable need to completely reset human life and to do so post-haste, right now, not a second to waste. Now they are willing to put it all on hold because heaven forbid anyone catches the flu while trying to save the world.
I don't know about you, but as far as I'm concerned, that's not a great public relations tactic.
Yet this kind of mendacity is exactly what we should expect from our new totalitarian overlords. Some of my blogger friends have incisively commented on the utter dullness and inanity of our new totalitarian reality (see here and here). The only thing I can add to these fine observations is this - what else can we possibly expect? Have you seen or listened to our new totalitarian rulers? They are about as exciting and inspirational as oatmeal. Utterly banal, bureaucratic technocrats, through and through.
I've more or less stopped reading WEF-related articles and will probably not read any more in the future. My reasons for this are many, but foremost among them is the intuitive realization that the power brokers who comprise Establishment organizations like the WEF are nothing more than power puppets - they wield inestimable power and influence, but at the end of the day, they are not really in control. Wittingly or unwittingly, they are all servants to what Bruce Charlton has described as demonic intelligence. The demonic intelligence controlling the power puppets at the WEF and other Establishment organizations is Ahrimanic in nature and its prefered method of damnation is bureaucracy. The dullness we are experiencing now stems from that.
Our totalitarian world truly has become one in which "no public flame, nor private, dares to shine"; it's a world in which a flu bug can defer a complex and all-encompassing scheme to enslave humanity. Then again, the same flu bug was also the pretext used to take over the world.
Man . . . no wonder everything's so dull.