World Economic Forum Orders Young Global Leaders to ‘Ditch Fossil Fuels to save democracy’

World Economic Forum Orders Young Global Leaders to ‘Ditch Fossil Fuels to save democracy’

The World Economic Forum has issued a directive to all of its Young Global Leaders to ban all fossil fuels as part of its ‘Great Reset‘ agenda for humanity.

The WEF issued a paper on Monday claiming that fighting “climate change” will save Democracy as long as people stop burning coal, oil, and gas.

The WEF paper argues for the past 15 years, Democracy has been on a sharp decline.

“Leading democracies must strengthen their economies and safeguard liberty,” the WEF paper states.

It adds that ignoring progress toward a “low-carbon economy could put democracies in greater economic peril, not less” while ordering Western companies to stop investing in fossil fuels.

Westernjournal.com reports: The main idea of the paper is this: “Two global crises have come to a head – climate change and the decline of democracy.”

Wait a minute — the climate is getting worse, for which we know the solution is something akin to fascism, and yet there’s a decline in democracy?

Somehow “freedom is slavery” makes more sense.

Barbier says, “Transitioning to green energy is key to both tackling climate change and creating sustainable economies.”

We’re already seeing that transition in progress — the Biden administration and Joe Biden himself have told us those high gas prices are deliberate incentives to get us into electric cars. Impossibly high energy prices, of course, are key to sustainability, right?

Ignorance is strength.

But what about democracy? Barbier has an answer for that, too: “Collective action on a green transition is thereby not only good for the climate but also vital for protecting democracy.”

Collective action protects democracy?

In a sense, that’s true. For what is a democracy but ultimately collective action? And what is collective action but increasing chaos that eventually leads to strong central control?

Which, of course, makes a strong argument for democracy’s antidote: a republic, with its responsiveness, safeguards and protections.

Barbier provides a regression analysis which, unsurprisingly, shows the countries with the most freedom are the ones with the highest positive environmental scores.

The world’s most free country, according to Barbier is Canada. (Has anyone told Justin Trudeau?)  Canada is in fifth place, environmentally, behind the U.S., which is in fourth place environmentally and ninth in terms of freedom.

Seeing the U.S. ranked ninth place in freedom prompted me to wonder if Donald Trump entered the equation.

He did, of course, as Barbier, in describing the demise of democracy, provided a link that spoke of democracies “… being harmed from within by illiberal forces, including unscrupulous politicians willing to corrupt and shatter the very institutions that brought them to power.

“This was arguably most visible last year in the United States, where rioters stormed the Capitol on January 6 as part of an organized attempt to overturn the results of the presidential election.”

Whatever. These people are so predictable in what they write.

Ultimately, Barbier and the WEF say “underpricing” fossil fuels leads to economic instability because of the 2020 spending of $5.9 trillion to subsidize the gas, oil and coal industries.

But another paper to which Barbier links that touts that $5.9 trillion says only 8 percent of that subsidy is for actual energy production. The rest, 92 percent, is for what are termed “social,” and “environmental” costs and uncollected consumption taxes.

Translation — Those 92 percent of costs are whatever we say they are and, yeah, maybe we’re making some stuff up.

Barbier also says taxes on fossil fuel usage need to be increased and new monies from taxes or reducing fossil fuel subsidies should go right back into more greening of the Earth.

So, if Barbier, Schwab, Biden and the rest have their way, there’ll be higher energy costs for us and that will affect everything — transportation, food, housing.

In other words — save the planet, starve the people.

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