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Davos "Globaloney": Now That Big-Ego "Leaders" Have Real Crisis, They're Clueless (Brilliant)
The National Post ^

Posted on 01/29/2009 5:52:46 PM PST by quesney

Now that the WEF’s self-styled global governors are faced with a major crisis, they are clueless

By Peter Foster

The typically pretentious theme of this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos is “Shaping the Post-Crisis World.” But didn’t Davos shape the pre-crisis world, and thus the crisis itself? The annual Alpine gabfest has long been the epicentre of ‘globaloney,’ a mixture of serious discussion, subversive ideas and outright flakery. It has certainly never — as some critics believe — been about promoting capitalism. Rather it has always been a mercantilist stew in which big businessmen, big government and big international bureaucracy get together to suck both the collective thumb and the collective teat. Its ideological heart is the impossible UN dream of “global governance,” and of a corporate sector moving “beyond” mere profits to take on the heavy mantles of social responsibility, sustainable development, Global Compacts and Millennium Development Goals.

However, now that the WEF’s self-styled global governors are faced with the major crisis that they have long predicted, but probably never really expected, they are clueless. WEF founder Klaus Schwab, a Rolodex socialist in the mould of former UN poobah Maurice Strong, can, like a villain from Atlas Shrugged, only berate greed and call for “better” regulation and “improved” institutions and more pulling together. The global governors never really expected, or wanted, to actually govern, but rather to sit like limpet jockeys on the back of the corporate sector, making infinite demands in order to salve their own sanctimoniousness, and using the poor and the ”climate crisis” as their whips.

In fact, Davos Man has his fingerprints all over the present crisis. Subprime loans were the very model of corporate social responsibility, of putting communities and people before profits.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: davos; globalism
This thing is beautifully written. Davos: Another monument to big-government corruption and incompetence.
1 posted on 01/29/2009 5:52:46 PM PST by quesney
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To: quesney

Amen!


2 posted on 01/29/2009 5:57:28 PM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: quesney
Davos: Another monument to big-government corruption and incompetence.

And big, big, fat egos...

3 posted on 01/29/2009 6:01:24 PM PST by GOPJ (What's caused 19 deaths, makes travel difficult, and won't melt til April? Global Warming.FR:Dentist)
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To: quesney
Davos is the annual party for global oligarchs and their associates. All self-important blowhards.

The trouble with this bunch is they talk big but in reality spineless greedy opportunists. They feasted on bubble, and now that bubble is gone, they are having withdrawals, and cannot think straight. Sobering up is the last thing they want to do.

Still they want to package themselves as champion of 'free global economy,' and accusing their detractors of class envy.

They are architects, accomplice, and enablers of 'leveraged finance with government bailout as a backup.' And this scheme has nothing to do with capitalism, it is corporatism at its worst, bordering on financial fascism.

4 posted on 01/29/2009 7:21:14 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; PAR35; bamahead; AndyJackson; Thane_Banquo; nicksaunt; MadLibDisease; ...

Ping!


5 posted on 01/29/2009 7:22:02 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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Anti-Iran, Anti-Davos Sarcasm Torpedo ARMED. FIRE!!<> Hey Ahmadinejad, is your nuke operable yet?
6 posted on 01/29/2009 9:20:39 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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