by Alison Despathy
Fascism, the merging of government and global corporations, is currently being sold as public-private partnerships, also known as ‘Stakeholder Capitalism’.
In his book, Stakeholder Capitalism, World Economic Forum (WEF) founder Klaus Schwab promotes his stakeholder capitalism concept as the solution to the world’s problems. The World Economic Forum website states, “The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.”
This is fascism. In essence, Schwab believes that the corporate sector should be heavily involved in both the ‘governance’ of people and nations and also hold control over the use and distribution of resources through funding and investments. He theorizes that this is the ultimate solution to all of the world’s problems. This is beyond ironic – given that global corporations have created a high majority of the problems that we face today and are often notorious for their abuse of power and wealth.
This is in fact highly sinister. It would be naive and destructive if people were to rely on or place any level of trust in these companies to guide and lead the world and humanity to a better place. Taxing the corporations appropriately and using the money accordingly would be a better approach. Schwab truly seems to believe that global corporations will solve problems out of the kindness of their heart and because this is their re-envisioned purpose. We the people are just supposed to forget everything that many of these corporations have done historically to the earth and the people because they want to start fresh and clean their slate and do it right this time – because he said so?
It is important to note that The World Economic Forum is a Non Governmental Organization focused on lobbying governments around the world to support its mission of “improving the state of the world by engaging businesses, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas.” It is composed of and funded by more than 1000 global corporations each worth billions and billions of dollars.
This is the most massive, powerful corporate lobbyist group in the world. They are focused on shaping the state of the world to serve and secure their industries although their mission is often sold behind the buzzwords of benevolent, equitable, innovative and sustainable. The WEF is attempting to re-frame and put a positive spin on the concept and often destructive historical track record of many global corporations.
If we look to many of the global corporations and international investment firms and asset managers such as Bayer, Monsanto, Dow Chemical, Dupont, Standard Oil, IG Farben, Pfizer, Alphabet, BlackRock, State Street, Vanguard, – we see they have been linked to so much damage and abuse of the people, the land, and local economies- But now they are to be our saviors and solve all of the problems humanity and the earth face? Sounds highly suspicious, massively self-promoting and at its core is another round of intensive propaganda and marketing to sell products and increase profit margins.
It is also critical to note that US Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont was invited to and attended the recent World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland this past week. It is a wonder what the intention for this connection was and why he was there. If this is the meeting of the largest, global corporate lobbying group, it will be essential to understand what he gained from this meeting and what he is potentially bringing to Vermont from this elitist corporate entity.
In June, 2019, the WEF and the United Nations joined into a public private partnership that sent people around the world in to an outrage. World Economic Forum and UN Sign Strategic Partnership Framework > Press releases | World Economic Forum (weforum.org) This was considered by many the largest corporate capture in history. We now have the wealthiest international corporate industries intimately tied to and invested in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are designed to promote social impact markets and false solutions to world problems based on corporate services and products.
Every aspect of society is mapped out in these SDGs and a high majority of robber barons and their big business are included here and provide the “global solutions” for the world’s problems.. This is the ultimate fascist partnership and this has huge implications on all of humanity and all sectors of society- including health systems, poverty management, governments, the environment, and education etc. The key question is will these fascist solutions really serve the people and offer answers or are they designed to support the corporate industries’ growth, status and profits instead? These are essential questions moving forward.
Vermonters and our elected officials need to ensure that we do not latch on to faux solutions offered by the global corporations. There is no doubt that Vermonters can create real answers together that originate from and actually serve Vermont and Vermonters and our unique situation.
The WEF is essentially an incubator and collaborative think tank for oligarchs to work together to shape the world, build and secure markets and attempt to infiltrate even deeper into governments, society and even individuals under the guise of the corporate goals of ESG -Environmental, Social, Corporate Governance. To even begin to think that the WEF or any global corporation would have the answers for Vermont would be a massive mistake. We need to be aware and never allow this level of corporate influence and infiltration to have a place in our state. Vermont, Vermonters and our elected officials representing the people can find our own solutions, real solutions for the unique problems that we face here. Do we need global industry and corporations providing false solutions for us? Absolutely NOT.
The entities involved in these public- private partnerships become highly dependent on each other in their combined goals of accumulation of wealth and power and ultimately the shaping and engineering of society by promoting agendas and narratives that serve these industries and NOT the people. These public-private partnerships which include the world of global finance and banking as well as global corporate industries such as technology and data, military and defense, and the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries are working in unison with governments. The intended outcomes of these partnerships, which are completely parasitic for the people, are our current day imperialism and colonialism and their goal is ultimately ownership and extraction of the land, resources and people. The sooner these sinister goals become visible to the people, the sooner we can take action to protect ourselves and our families from the vicious, unrelenting, ethically questionable and even lethal means that many global corporations will go to in order to exert their influence, increase their power, sell products, and bolster their bottom line. Awareness around this reality is critical for the future of humanity, the health of the people and the land, and securing our Constitutional rights, fundamental human rights and democracy.
Martin Luther King Jr. states in his sermon Transformed Nonconformist:
“If Americans permit thought-control, business-control and freedom-control to continue, we shall surely move within the shadows of fascism.” We are indeed moving in the “shadows of fascism” and we must break free from the corporate chains that enslave us as the current-day robber barons aggressively attempt to use media to mold minds, weave narratives, and shape perspectives and behaviors while simultaneously using the government and the legislative body to enact laws that will protect and promote their industry, ensure corporate markets and products, secure resources and promote their agendas at the expense of the people, the environment and our local economies.
At this point it literally comes down to the question of -Do you trust your government and global corporations? Because they seemed to have merged in classic fascist form and are currently calling the shots. They just worked together to persuade, pressure and ultimately coerce many people to experiment on themselves and their children with an experimental, gene based injection.
Are we going to stand for this treatment? Who is going to protect us and our children? Being informed, understanding history, working to guarantee the Constitutional and fundamental human rights of the people and protecting yourself and your children from the abuses of the current-day robber barons and the fascist state is the number one priority through these times. Electing legislators who truly represent the people and will fight for the people and ensure that our government is indeed serving the people not the corporations is vital. It is up to the people – as it always has been – to fight for humanity and secure freedom.
The author is a clinical herbalist in St. Johnsbury.