World Economic Forum In Full Swing: Rich People Tackling All The Problems Of Humanity


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Not to be outdone by the invitation only and highly secretive Bilderburg Group, just to give a different name to the club of “elites” who want to rule your life, there is group of rich and influential people are gathering this weekend in Davos, Switzerland to discuss poverty, wealth distribution, climate change, and all that is fashionable among the “cause” bandwagons.  They are the World Economic Forum and they are generously going to give themselves pats on the back for whatever work they claim to do to solve humanity’s problems.


The World Economic Forum is an Academy Award ceremony for the rich, the tendentious, the distressed and the just plain silly. All determined to tell other people how to live their lives.

Okay, maybe that’s a little over the top, but Simon Kent of Breitbart has point.  What do people who can afford to take their private jets – over 1,700 of them at Davos this year – to Switzerland know about being poor, struggling to make ends meet, and dressing strictly in ready to wear wardrobes?  Kent is correct in saying that not one initiative coming out of this forum has done a darn thing to impact anyone outside of the maids in the hotel at Davos.  Well, and possibly a few sturgeon farmers in Russia, the vinters at Dom Perignon, and cattle ranchers who provide grass fed filet regardless of bovine flatulence.

To be generous, maybe some of them made their fortunes themselves, but if it is so important for these people to tell the rest of us how to live, does this mean they will be giving away all their money so as to help the poor?  Of course not.  In fact, they probably are just like the rest of us in that they look for the best bargins they can find when purchasing hand crafted yachts (really an art form), custom suits and shoes, etc., etc.  To be fair, this does benefit craftsmen in the larger world, and allows those people to at least have basic necessities, but do the rich and maybe famous really think it is their place to tell the rest of us how to live?

While we little people stew over that concept and idea, and secretly revel in the fact that we don’t really care what people who take private jets to Switzerland to have useless meetings think, there at least is a warning coming out of Davos this year.  It seems that Al Gore is planning some multi-continent 24-hour global concert in June to help build consensus among the people to fight global climate change including having a group perform at a research facility on Antarctica.  What on earth that’s going to do is a mystery, but somebody out there thinks it’s a good idea.  It seems that even Al Gore knows that the public won’t just go along with the whole plan.  They have to be convinced it’s for their own good.

In the meantime, all of us grunts can just keep on keeping on.  As usual, the elites meet and the rest of us wonder why.

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Cultural Limits
A resident of Flyover Country, Cultural Limits is a rare creature in American Conservatism - committed to not just small government, Christianity and traditional social roles, but non-profits and high arts and culture. Watching politics, observing human behavior and writing are all long-time interests. In her other life, CL writes romance novels under her nom de plume, Patricia Holden (@PatriciaHoldenAuthor on Facebook), and crochets like a mad woman (designs can be found on Facebook @BohemianFlairCrochet and on Pinterest on the Bohemian Flair Crochet board). In religion, CL is Catholic; in work, the jill of all trades when it comes to fundraising software manipulation and event planning; in play, a classically trained soprano and proud citizen of Cardinal Nation, although, during hockey season, Bleeds Blue. She lives in the Mid-Mississippi River Valley with family and two cute and charming tyrants...make that toy dogs.