Why Klaus Schwab is pushing Critical Race Theory — Analysis
According to the World Economic Forum, CRT is being praised by them in order to increase tensions among races
World Economic Forum is back, and this time it’s trying to create a divide between the races. This begs the question: Why are capitalists so gung-ho about ‘Marxist’ ideology?
Once upon a time, in some mythical ‘golden age’, the only thing common folk had to fear whenever the robber barons met for a weekend of cocktails at some remote resort was that a further deterioration of living standards would quickly ensue. These days have passed.
Klaus Schwab and the World Economic Forum (WEF) – the same movers and shakers who informed the planet that by the year 2030 we’ll “own nothing and be happy” – are now singing the praises of ‘Critical Race Theory’ (CRT), a controversial concept that lays blame for global inequalities squarely at the feet of white people.
The WEF’s short explainer video betrays a shocking lack of objectivity and neutrality. It heavily favors the CRT crusaders. Arguments that individuals of color are subject to racial injustice because of their skin colour, for example. “historical subordination,”The only proof supporting this conclusion is the following: “black Americans are imprisoned at five times the rate of white people.”
Is it possible that all those black men incarcerated in prison, along with millions of Hispanics and whites, were held behind bars because of racism inherent to local police officers? It seems that this is a simplified version of a complex problem. After all, what happened when the city of Seattle attempted to create a police-free ‘summer of love’ zone during the Black Lives Matter protests? Within days the protesters, who were throwing rocks at authorities, dialed 911 to demand police protection, as the first murders occurred.
More to the point, however, is this question: How did we come to inherit a situation where a bunch of moneyed elite – unelected and unaccountable to ‘we the people’ – are able to determine our collective fate between sips of champagne and trips down the ski slopes at a mountain resort in Davos, Switzerland? Surely, the ancient Greeks were not imagining downhill skiing and afternoon power lunches when they talked about a fully functioning ‘democracy’.
We had to do it. Who is going to prevent private planes carrying their valuable cargo to Switzerland every year? Or to other elite confabs like Bilderberg or Bohemian Grove which are closed to the public eye as well)? Thus, the only viable option left for people is to try and adjust their lives to whatever decisions the global elite thinks is in ‘their’ best interest. Davos Man may decide that teaching Critical Race Theory in schools is an excellent idea one day, but Joe Six Pack will face the consequences. These are the consequences.
What is the World Economic Forum’s support for Critical Race Theory? They want to split our society using Marxist Theory and any other tools they have to take over the world. https://t.co/wpsl3JAsh9
— James Lindsay, honks for freedom (@ConceptualJames) February 9, 2022
Combining the unproven CRT ideas with cancel culture (a nonstop pageant for virtue-signaling) creates a dangerous cocktail which has the ability to spread hate and fear faster than any Panzer tank division. Already, the woke shock troops have convinced millions of intellectually-stunted people that the cornucopia of Western (white) society – classical literature, classical music, mathematics, even Dr. Seuss – are part and parcel of a white hate-scape that is responsible for oppressing minorities. If anyone is skeptical about this brave new gospel there are plenty of entrepreneurs who will charge top dollar to have white people eat a complete meal and be lectured on their inherent sins. This is all very odd and disturbing when you consider that America has one of the largest racial diversity countries in the world. It’s even more since Joe Biden opened the US-Mexico border.
So what would be the ultimate reason for people like Klaus Schwab to thrust these half-baked ideas, descended from a gnarled offshoot of communist ideology known as ‘Cultural Marxism’, onto an unsuspecting populace? One possible answer comes down to ‘liability’. After all, it’s not rocket science for the insanely wealthy to protect their lofty positions by aggravating tensions between the races.
As the pandemic continues, it is important to remember that the most recent wealth transfer (mostly to wealthy) has occurred. World Inequality Report estimates that 3.5% of world household wealth is owned by billionaires, up from 2% when the pandemic began in early 2020. The deliberate destruction and bankruptcy of thousands of small-scale businesses in order to accumulate this wealth is a major factor. The silent disaster made only a few wealthy individuals almost instantly astronomically rich. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos became so rich that his biggest challenge is how to fit his superyacht beneath a Dutch bridge.
Thus, by foisting the ‘problem’ of ‘white supremacy’ into the marketplace of ideas courtesy of a complicit media, the more deserving question involving class strife between rich and poor goes missing in action.
There are other reasons, however, for adopting a ‘divide and conquer’ mentality. In this brave new world we’ve come to inhabit, Klaus Schwab has spoken enthusiastically about a shiny ‘post-human’ place where the world of science merges humans with artificial intelligence to create something truly horrifying known as ‘transhumanism’. Given the moral and physical consequences of man trying to be God, it might be easier for the elite to consume the majority of humanity with race riots or food shortages rather than the issue of whether there will be any human race within the next several decades.
Schwab can be a decent man, or a stupid one. I really can’t say, but, back in 2009, I had a chance encounter with him in Moscow during a Valdai Discussion Club meeting where we were both attendees. During a break in the conference, where then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was the speaker, I went to a side room to have a coffee and – much to my surprise and slight horror – found myself standing at a small table directly next to the global mastermind himself, Herr Schwab.
At the time, I only knew him as the international powerbroker who gathered around himself a constellation of powerful individuals for the sole purpose – or so I had naively imagined – of accumulating ever more riches for himself and his ilk. He shared his impressions of Moscow and the weather with me. Even though his business card was quite bland, I managed to obtain it. Today however, I am reminiscing about that short and polite conversation with Klaus Schwab. In light of the many things that have since emerged about Klaus Schwab and Davos – an organization of unelected individuals attempting to radically transform society without an ounce of democratic intervention – I like to imagine how differently our conversation would go today.
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