“For too long, hypocritical self-avowed Marxists, private-jet environmentalists, and genocide-adjacent humanitarians who descend on Davos for their annual globalist sleepaway camp have wielded their power and influence to fuel their lives of luxury while ordinary people suffer.” So said Heritage.org in a news release about their president, Dr. Kevin Robert’s, accepting an invitation to address the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos Switzerland during their annual conference this week. That press release continued as follows. “No serious person believes that the global elite’s grand moral stands over the last generation—bowing to China, erasing borders, worshipping climate extremism—just so happened to directly serve their class interests at the expense of ordinary people’s democratic sovereignty and economic opportunity.”
“And now, they want to hear from The Heritage Foundation how they can ‘rebuild trust’ with everyday Americans against whom they have weaponized their institutions,” said that 1.9.2024 statement.
“We need the freedom to govern ourselves; to usher the Davoisie into early retirement. Those attending the World Economic Forum need to hear this message. And that’s why I’m going to Davos.” Robert’s remarks include the point that at their invitation: “Heritage Foundation and Heritage Action for America President Dr. Kevin Roberts will join the World Economic Forum’s “What to Expect from a Possible Republican Administration?” on Jan. 18 at 10:15 a.m. EST.”
Part I of this report will feature information from a news release by Heritage on Dr. Robert’s plan at Davos, an organization leading an effort for Project 2025, which MHProNews has previously reported on.
Part II will include insights from an op-ed by Dr. Robert’s on the Blaze about his broad views on the World Economic Forum (WEF), why he accepted their invitation, and what it might mean in the evolving U.S. political and business landscape. It is peppered with additional information, analysis, and commentary that include related linked insights.
Part III is our concluding signature Daily Business News on MHProNews market report.
Dr. Kevin Roberts to Address World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland
WASHINGTON—Heritage Foundation and Heritage Action for America President Dr. Kevin Roberts will join the World Economic Forum’s “What to Expect from a Possible Republican Administration?” on Jan. 18 at 10:15 a.m. EST. Dr. Roberts released the following statement today on the invitation to attend the globalist sleepaway camp in Davos:
“For too long, hypocritical self-avowed Marxists, private-jet environmentalists, and genocide-adjacent humanitarians who descend on Davos for their annual globalist sleepaway camp have wielded their power and influence to fuel their lives of luxury while ordinary people suffer.
“No serious person believes that the global elite’s grand moral stands over the last generation—bowing to China, erasing borders, worshipping climate extremism—just so happened to directly serve their class interests at the expense of ordinary people’s democratic sovereignty and economic opportunity.
“And now, they want to hear from The Heritage Foundation how they can ‘rebuild trust’ with everyday Americans against whom they have weaponized their institutions.
“We need the freedom to govern ourselves; to usher the Davoisie into early retirement. Those attending the World Economic Forum need to hear this message. And that’s why I’m going to Davos.“
In a Blaze exclusive, Why I Am Going to Davos, Dr. Roberts expands on why he’s attending the World Economic Forum. A virtual press conference with Dr. Roberts will follow the address on Jan. 18, details forthcoming.” ##
Part II – Additional Information with More MHProNews Analysis and Commentary
The infamous hypocritical self-avowed Marxists, private-jet environmentalists, and genocide-adjacent humanitarians want to hear from the Heritage Foundation how they can “rebuild trust” with everyday Americans against whom they have weaponized their institutions.
The biblical principle “cast not your pearls before swine” came to mind. But a deeply meaningful part of my role at Heritage is to represent the voice of millions of forgotten men and women across this country. We are the everyday American’s outpost in Washington, D.C. So I could happily — while admittedly dreadingly — hop across the Atlantic to the land where leftist elites indulge fellow insufferable elites and be a voice on the world stage sharing inconvenient truths,” said Dr. Robert via an op-ed on the Blaze.
On the heels of deposed President Donald J. Trump’s largest victory margin in a contested Republican caucus in Iowa, it is understandable why the Davos’ insiders want to hear from Roberts-led Heritage. Trump’s victory in Iowa was pretty much by the margin polling before the primary projected, so it is no surprise that the World Economic Forum (WEF) would have read the tea leaves and said they wanted to hear from Heritage.
Heritage is one of the largest right-leaning nonprofits among a constellation of U.S. nonprofits that are more commonly left-leaning in their orientation. Heritage helped prepare Trump’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees when he won in 2016. All of the selections Trump made were on that Heritage-list. Per Bing AI powered search tool Copilot, which is reportedly and in our experience left-leaning, is the following Q&A.
> “Is it accurate to say that the Heritage Foundation helped prepare a list of potential Supreme Court nominees for Donald Trump in 2016 that he used in selecting high court nominees?”
Yes, that is correct. According to The Heritage Foundation, their scholars have been at the forefront of the debate over the Supreme Court vacancy since Justice Antonin Scalia died unexpectedly in February 2016. They have been involved in influencing the list of potential replacements being considered by Donald Trump, the Republican Party’s presidential nominee. Trump’s list of 11 potential justices included five suggestions that had appeared in a commentary from The Heritage Foundation’s John Malcolm, director of the director of the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies and the Ed Gilbertson and Sherry Lindberg Gilbertson senior legal fellow, first published in March 2016. Five of the individuals Malcolm recommended eventually made it on Trump’s list1…”
Now Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was on that Heritage list, per the Daily Signal. Per Influence Watch, “The Heritage Foundation is a right-of-center think tank that was founded in 1973 with a $250,000 donation from Joseph Coors, the president of Coors Brewing Company1. The foundation’s annual budget is $80 million, and it relies on six-figure donations from rich Republicans such as Rebekah Mercer, whose family foundation has given Heritage $500,000 a year since 20132.” That noted, Heritage seeks small donations too from the center-right too.
That noted, back to what Robert’s said about why he accepted the invite to address the WEF at Davos via his op-ed in the Blaze.
And here is what I’m going to tell them.
First, trust must be earned. Global elites have not merely failed on that score. They have squandered the vast reserves of credibility they inherited from their institutional predecessors. The media, the academy, government agencies, international organizations, corporations, and the arts have traded in centuries’ worth of public trust in exchange for unaccountable, ideological exploitation of the people they claim to serve.”
Note that Roberts, in a generally pro-free market organization specifically called out in broad terms corporations. “The media” is also routinely in the U.S. owned and operated as businesses. Back to his op-ed.
National leaders at this conference openly reject the nation-state. They refuse to secure their own besieged borders. Scholars and journalists openly subordinate facts to serve partisan ends that undermine transparency and choice for their citizens. Generals promote woke politics over military readiness. Corporate executives ship jobs overseas to tyrants like China’s Xi Jinping while lecturing their own countrymen about “diversity, equity, and inclusion.” Artists and entertainers celebrate each other’s sneering contempt for the people and values that fuel their privileged lives.”
Again, not only did Roberts rip “Corporate executives ship jobs overseas” he specifically named where many of those jobs went: “to tyrants like China’s Xi Jinping.” At various times, various politicos, pundits, and experts on the left-center-right spectrum have sounded off on the troubling policy so many corporate leader have had about investing hundreds of billions of dollars in Communist China to the harm of ordinary Americans and to the determinant of U.S. foreign and trade policy.
There is no mystery here. Around the world, people distrust global elites because they hate us. They use their power to disempower us and their cultural influence to smear anyone who questions their self-serving corruption.
This is the common virtue of constitutionalism, republicanism, nationalism, and free enterprise, as they are traditionally practiced in the United States. They subject elites’ ambitions to the authority of the people instead of the other way around. This arrangement is good for the world and for every person who has ever embraced it. But it is uniquely frustrating to elites, who resist checks on their power and resent accountability to “the unwashed masses” — which, of course, is the point.”
Those observations appear to be a kind of echo of what African born and Scandinavian transplanted author Hanne Nabintu Herland on the importance of separation of powers to keep the world from sliding back into a modern form of feudalism.
With that in mind, Robert’s continued as follows.
Unchecked, centralized power leads to tyranny. And the disasters compound the farther the power drifts (or is untethered) from the people.
To regain trust, then, Davos must accept the moral virtues, practical benefits, and natural rights of individual nations (and, ultimately families and individuals) to govern themselves. No serious person believes that the global elites’ grand moral stands over the last generation — bowing to China, erasing borders, worshipping climate extremism — just so happened to serve their class interests at the direct expense of ordinary people’s democratic sovereignty and economic opportunity.”
Warren Buffett ally, William “Bill” Gates III, is reportedly among the attendees at the WEF confab at Davos again this year.
Gates has sizable holdings in Buffett-led Berkshire Hathaway (BRK), and the Gates Foundation has significant stock in Berkshire worth billions. Berkshire is the parent company to Clayton Homes, 21st Mortage Corporation, Vanderbilt Mortage and Finance, and other brands which have held board positions at the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) for years.
Our fractured and fractious world doesn’t need any more lectures about “openness” from the people who covered up COVID-19’s origins and then locked down people’s lives for a year. Or about “disinformation” from people who spent weeks defending Harvard University’s plagiarist president. Or about diversity from a hermetically insulated claque of race-hustling, anti-American, anti-Christian, anti-Semitic bigots.
What we need is nothing more than the freedom to govern ourselves.
That is what Brexit, Donald Trump, Viktor Orban, Javier Milei, Geert Wilders, and the rising global tide of populist, patriotic conservatism represents. Nationalism — love of one’s own nation and culture and a policymaking preference for one’s own people and customs — cannot be erased and will not be trampled. It must be respected.
Trust is a choice.
Sooner or later, the everyday citizens, workers, and families who shoulder the burdens of Davos-style global elitism will reclaim their individual rights and national sovereignty. The only question is whether our elites can pivot their corrupt institutions back toward trust and trustworthiness before “We, the People” take matters into our own hands.
Those attending the World Economic Forum need to hear this message. And that’s why I’m going to Davos.” ##
From the left, center, and right there are people and organizations that have called out the World Economic Forum (WEF) in a fashion that is often similar to Roberts’ remarks on behalf of the respected Heritage Foundation.
In a recent email from Senator Elizabeth Warren (MA-D), she wrote: “When someone tells you what they’re going to do, believe them.” Now, she tried to use that line against deposed 45th President Donald Trump (R), of course. But her remark about if someone tells you who they are and what they plan to do is apt and should beg the question: why doesn’t she and dozens of others on Capitol Hill look at what the WEF’s leaders have said about themselves and their plans? Or how various political and corporate leaders in the U.S. who have been involved for years in the WEF have said in their own words?
It is hardly a conspiracy theory when someone quotes the WEF’s leaders, website, and WEF generated content verbatim and in context. This is gaslighting. It is propaganda. They attempt to craft a message that should appeal to the masses, and it does in fact appeal to many.
It is merely a coincidence that the Biden “Build Back Better” policies – a tagline for the WEF’s COVID19 response – have left millions of Americans deeper in debt? After promising our industry in its White House housing plan supposed incentives, our industry as measured by production is worse off instead. Is it any surprise that some 70 percent of the country thinks the nation is on the “wrong track” under Biden, Bidenomics, and WEF style Build Back Better policies?
Some have called the rising political and economic system as fascism. Given the definition attributed to socialist turned fascist Benito Mussolini (Italy) – ally of socialist turned fascist Adolf Hitler (National Socialist German Workers Party = NAZI) of fascism as corporatism, didn’t Mussolini’s point then have applications for understanding the landscape now?
Some of said this is an era of a new feudalism. If you are not an insider, you are an outsider. Perhaps over 99 percent aren’t insiders, but some public officials are by default operating in the system, wittingly or not. In this rising order, property rights are waning.
Dr. Roberts and Heritage have been involved in the fight for the principles of constitutionally limited government for decades. Other organizations have too, some have been quoted herein.
It seems that the elites must think that Trump could win and thus they have literally thrown every legal, smear, and other tactics to undermine, sideline, and in their view hopefully defeat what they clear perceive as their number one threat. Heritage is non-partisan. They have not, and likely won’t endorse Trump or anyone else. But they are preparing for a transfer of power away from this largely Democratic and RINO supported scheme to move the country deeper into authoritarianism, corporatism, and fascism. Someone doesn’t have to be a Republican to realize the importance of the principle of voting for the better, if imperfect, option. Biden’s 3 years have been quite different than what he promised. Trump’s first three years, before the apparently Wuhan China originated pre-COVID19 outbreak, was vastly better. Given the comparisons, it is odd that Trump isn’t leading Biden by 20 percent or more. Perhaps before the campaign is over, if Trump is kept healthy and safe, he will. This is why, said Roberts, the WEF wants to hear from Heritage. The WEF wants to size up what they will be dealing with so they know how to adapt accordingly.
Voters, you can ignore reality but you can’t ignore the consequences of reality. ###
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Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business – from 1.16.2024
- Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says he’s ‘optimistic’ about the future of AI
- In this National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) handout, members of the NTSB examine the hole in the fuselage plug area of Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 Boeing 737-9 MAX on January 7, 2024 in Portland, Oregon. A door-sized section near the rear of the Boeing 737-9 MAX plane blew off 10 minutes after Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 took off from Portland, Oregon on January 5 on its way to Ontario, California.
- Boeing’s stock tumbles after report warns investigation will open ‘a whole new can of worms’
- A driver charges an electric car at a parking lot of a shopping mall in Tallinn, Estonia, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023. Many electric vehicle batteries lose power when it’s very cold. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
- Here’s why electric cars don’t go as far in the cold
- Spirit Airlines jetliners on the tarmac at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport on December 26, 2023.
- Spirit Airlines shares plunge after judge blocks JetBlue merger
- A Costco Wholesale membership card is seen in this photo illustration in Wilmette, Illinois, U.S. May 24, 2016.
- Costco is testing out a new system for entering stores
- Shoppers at an Albertsons Cos. brand Safeway grocery store in Scottsdale, Arizona, US, on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2024.
- Washington state wants to block the Kroger-Albertsons merger
- Over 320 flights have been canceled because of a winter storm that brought snow and freezing temperatures to Denver International Airport in Denver, Colorado on January 15, 2024.
- US airlines cancel more than 1,700 flights today
- Left: Apple CEO Tim Cook; right: Tim Sweeney, founder and CEO of Epic Games.
- Apple risks a hit to its sales after Supreme Court declines to review Epic’s app store case
- Bill Gates explains how AI will change our lives in 5 years
- ‘Truly sorry.’ Fujitsu says it will compensate UK postal workers who were ruined by its software
- Americans are pulling back on their spending, but debt remains top of mind
- Elon Musk demands another huge payday from Tesla
- Goldman Sachs blows away earnings expectations
- OpenAI sets rules to combat election misinformation. It’s been tried before
- China’s economy grew by about 5.2% in 2023, Premier Li says
- Months count in the race to stay ahead of China on AI, says US senator
- Boomers won’t part with their homes, and that’s a problem for young families
- The rich and powerful are meeting in Davos. Here’s what they’re talking about
- Tencent sees a future where everyone gets by with just a swipe of the hand
- Southwest cancels more than 700 flights, blaming weather
- Uber is shutting down alcohol delivery app Drizly
- Apple is offering rare iPhone discounts in China
- Apple has an approved fix to get around the Watch ban. Customers may not like it