Sunday, January 30, 2011
I JUST WATCHED MOST OF THE DAVOS SPEECHES -- YOU SHOULD GO AND DO LIKEWISE
While accomplishing other work, I attended the expensive Davos "by invitation only" conference "the poor man's way: I watched the 2011 speeches which are already up on YouTube. Klaus Schwab obviously is doing a masterful job of schmoozing heads of state and corporate entities. The theme of this year's World Economic Forum is "Global Risks 2011." The two most pressing "risks" per the materials for participants are "economic disparity" and "global governance failure." Heads of state are getting figurative stars pasted on their foreheads for making the most innovative statements on how to steer all in that direction. A common theme is "shared values." Russian President Medvedev, obviously shaken by the recent terrorist attacks at the Moscow Airport spoke about the shared common values we would need for the "wonderful new world" we were building. He specifically incorporated "religious differences" as a major factor causing societal divisions. He had kind words, however, about Russian ally Iran.
The two "systemic risks" of "failure of global governance" and "economic disparities" are, per the report, connected to the other 35 "identified risks."
Both our "JD" and "Rich of Medford" will find much of interest in the proceedings and materials available on line for analysis. One cannot help but wonder if Maurice Strong's "collapsing the global economy" to achieve "global unity" fantasy of 1990 might be happening before our very eyes, not to mention the prophesied events of the biblical books of Daniel, Ezekiel and Revelation.
It would be well worth your time to go to YouTube and do a search using the terms "World Economic Forum" and "2011." Besides, its lots cheaper than the airfare, hotel room, encountering the security and probably not getting in at all. Apologize that the great buffets and wining/dining perks won't be there. Maybe you can take your own snacks from the refrigerator!