Today is the 160th anniversary of the 1863 Gettysburg Address, the historic speech made by US President Abraham Lincoln at the height of the American Civil War, in which he urged ‘a new birth of freedom’. This would seem to be the perfect occasion for the World Economic Forum, which is seeking its own version of global change, to issue a landmark address in a similar vein. Over to Davos . . .
TWO score and one month ago, at the height of the Covid War, we of the WEF brought forth the Great Reset Initiative. It was a new concept, dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal, but that some, especially billionaires such as ourselves, are more equal than others. Thus we have an inalienable right to reshape the world to our own purposes, regardless of what the malleable masses may want or need.
Now we are engaged in a Great Cultural War, testing whether our notion, or any notion so conceived, can long endure. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this, just to remind all and sundry, especially elected governments, who is really in charge.
We earnestly pray that the malleable masses should also heed and honour our intentions as we seek to bestow upon them the benefit of efficacious novel medicaments; to warn them of the perils of a vexatious climate; to assure them of the munificence of multinational corporations and crony capitalism, and to liberate them from the bondage of private property. We vouchsafe that they shall own nought, yet shall still be happy.
We highly resolve that those who have gone before us in this Great Enterprise – illustrious names such as Blair, Cameron, Ardern, Macron and Trudeau – shall not have lied in vain. And that this notion, under God and the WEF, shall have a new birth; and that government of the malleable masses, by the entitled elite, for the entitled elite, shall not perish from the Earth.