Your World, Their World Government: UAE styleIt didn't get much attention in the mainstream media, but the World Government Summit 12-14 February 2017 has been busy dreaming and scheming.
The World Government Summit is hosted by the United Arab Emirates. Every year the uber-rich Arab Princes gather together the uber-rich from all around the world along with a handful of obliging elites and they all have a great big circle-jerk. Let's take a peek at what they have said.
World Government? Sure, let's stick their precious World Government on their version of The World. Rising sea level will take care of matters...
- PROFESSOR JEFFREY SACHS, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia UniversityI hope we can take the UAE's example and keep up. Promoting happiness is a lifetime pursuit of virtue; and virtue is learned by example, habit and instruction. This is a simple idea, but it is not seen in many countries.WTF? The UAE's example? Converting oil into Mega Structures to create a playground for vanity spending by the uber-rich. Talk about hypercharged ego's, The World wasn't big enough, so now it's The Universe. Meanwhile, the rest of us lesser mortals will be obliged to pay carbon tax...
"Promoting happiness is a lifetime pursuit of virtue"... Whos idea of happiness? Whos idea of virtue? I guess it would be the idea of some ego-maniacal UAE Prince. Let's be clear here, in the UAE instruction means Islamic indoctrination of children. Instruction for the purpose of manufacturing a bovine, compliant citizenary. That's child abuse. The Islamic idea of virtue is well documented in the Quran. Read it yourself. I'd agree with the assessment of William Gladstone who said: Qur'an... an accursed book... So long as there is this book there will be no peace in the world.
Professor Jeffrey Sachs bemoans that this simple idea ... is not seen in many countries. Bullshit. Religious indoctrination of children is seen in every Muslim Country. It's seen in many Christian Countries. And if it hasn't come to your country yet, just wait for a few more Muslims to arrive --- assuming that the Christian Evangelists don't get to you first.
Marcus Aurelius said: The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane. I say that Jeffrey Sachs has joined the ranks of the insane...
- SIR RICHARD BRANSON, Founder of Virgin Group:When a company gets bigger andOK, I took the liberty of making a couple of editorial changes in order to unscramble the grammar and uncover what I think Branson might really have ment to say.
its[the] nature of its work activities become interconnected, theit becomes similar to government as it serves an increasing number of people. For an airline company to continue succeeding, it has to build policies that make customers a priority.
I wouldn't dispute that the economies of some of the bigger companies are comparable to some countries. Do companies/countries serve people? Perhaps, sometimes. History shows that a country is just the bully that beat down all the other local bullies. Big airline companies seem the same.
Feel like enduring an uncomfortable and degrading experience? Try flying. Degrees of discomfort and degradation may vary from one airline company to another. Nevertheless, some things can be counted on: The airport experience will be uniformly intrusive and always thoroughly obnoxious.
No, countries are not like companies. For the most part, you don't have to be the customer of a company. You do have to be the pawn of a country. That sucks.
Perhaps Mr Branson has a crystal ball. Perhaps in the future we will have a World Islamic Government and the World-of-Virgins Airline.
- PROFESSOR MUHAMMAD YUNUS, Founder of Grameen Bank and Nobel Peace Prize LaureateHuman beings are the most important resources. We focus on young people, particularly the new generation, who have a lot more potential than we ever had before because of their access to technology.WTF? People are resources? Resources, like minerals we dig out of the ground? Resources, like oil and shale gas and uranium? Resources, like coal and soil? Only an economist could make such a false and degrading equivalence!
Professor Muhammad Yunus must be a disciple of the late, great Julian Simon, a man who famously claimed thatCopper comes out of our mind.No need to wonder why economists invented this moronic ideology. They did it in order to create a religion of their own. A religion whereby population and the economy can, and must, forever increase. Other religions have their invisible man in the sky. Economists have their unseen hand of the market. And like other religions, economics pretends not to be bound by the laws of physics. Economists cannot stand to play second fiddle to anyone or anything!
Before economics, there were the other fanaticisms. Religions use the same trick. Each religion doing all that it can to grow the number of its followers so as to overwhelm rival religions. Kingdoms, later Countries, did the same. Growing the number of their subjects so that those at the top had more serfs and more soldiers that could be deployed against other Kingdoms and Countries.
As for the new generation having access to technology, I'd say it's more like the technology has access to the new generation. When I was a boy, the technology was cars with parts that could be tinkered with. That is accessible technology. Not now. The operating system used by almost all the computers in the world is proprietary. Only a tiny fraction of a tiny fraction of a tiny fraction of the new generation will ever get to tinker with it --- and then, only under complete corporate control!
Humanity has moved from an era when the economy was for the benefit of people to an era when people are for the benefit of the economy. From an era when people controlled technology to an era when the technology is controlling people.
- PROFESSOR KLAUS SCHWAB, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic ForumThe role of governments in shaping the future of their citizens has never been as important as it is today.I thought that it was the role of citizens to shape their own future and to choose who will be a part of their government. Silly me, the economists are running the whole damned show!
- H.H. SHEIKH MOHAMED BIN ZAYED AL NAHYAN, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed ForcesAn outstanding government views every citizen as a national resource. Building the nation should not be shouldered by the government alone but rather it is the duty of every citizen and resident in this beloved country.Citizens denigrated to animated resource. Not autonomous, free beings who will make their own decisions about what is important and what they may choose to do or choose not to do. The unfree must build the vanity projects of Princes as they did the pyramids of Pharoahs.Whole households have been destroyed by the compliant Gods in answer to the masters' prayers; in camp and city alike we ask for things that will be our ruin. Juvenal, Satire 10.I say that it is the duty of every free man to make every effort to ensure that each new generation will scoff the vanity of Princes for ten thousand years.
Look, evolution made us a small-group animal. Nonsense spoken at the World Government Summit should be evidence enough that we are not evolved to live like termites. Their vision of civilization is a maladaptation.
Their plan for us is obscene.
=============================================How many economists does it take to change a light bulb?============================================
None; they're all waiting for the unseen hand of the market to correct the lighting disequilibrium.
Do you know what an economists is?
An economist is someone who gets rich by explaining why you're poor.