The annual gathering of the world’s most influential has began in Davos, Switzerland. It is thought there will be around 50 world leaders attending, including Russian President Dmitri Medvedev, British Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti. There will also be leaders from the media, business, and academia.
In the run up to the conference the founder of the World Economic Forum, Professor Klaus Schwab, has said the mood this year is more optimistic than last, but has warned that the global economy could still collapse if more is not done to promote growth.
On the agenda will be the continuing eurozone crisis, the US Fiscal Cliff, weak economic growth, soaring national debts, and the latest stimulus program in Japan.
The World Economic Forum seeks to promote a global governance platform to address the global issues that national governments alone can not tackle.
Davos, Switzerland, is home to the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. During the five day event the most influential people in politics, economics, media and business discuss the most pressing events in the world.
No one can doubt the seriousness of the world’s present situation. However, the solutions being discussed by the world’s ruling elite ought to be of even greater concern.
The World Economic Forum’s own website explicitly states that they will look at “new global models” to fix the broken world economy. Klus Schwab, founder of the World Economic Forum, has said “capitalism in it’s current form has no place in the world around us.”
However, they are not only looking at new economic models but also a new model of global governance. Moisei Naim, Senior Associate in the International Economic Program of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, has said there are too many centres of power but “no one has enough power to impose a way forward.” Therefore, one must deduce from Naim’s statement that he believes the way forward is to create a new institution with far more power so as to “impose” their new economic model on the world and bring about the “rebalancing” they desire to see… could this be some sort of mandate of centralised global power, for one world government, (or as they state themselves) “multi-stakeholder governance”?
We ought to be questioning what spirit is influencing the world elite, what spirit is enthroned in Davos Switzerland. Prophet TV has been uncovering serious links to Tibetan Buddhism. In August 2011 the Dalai Lama visited Genva, home to the World Economic Forum, where he said “that Switzerland is the first Tibetan settlement (outside India)”. In April 2010 the Dalai Lama addressed the biggest gathering of Tibetan Buddhists in Switzerland’s history; a country which has the biggest population of Tibetan Buddhists in Europe. So, out of the many beautiful European locations one could choose to have a summit of the world’s elite, they have chosen a place where the spirit of the Dalai Lama has pre-eminence.
These are very serious issues. Lack of support has not made it possible for Prophet TV to be present at Davos 2012, however we need to book now for Davos 2013, as the world’s most powerful figures push an agenda into a very dark place.