Over 2,000 participants that include large multinational corporations, government leaders and central bank functionaries gathered to discuss the state of our globe at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Among the many groups working under the Forum’s umbrella is the Global Redesign Initiative, whose goal is to “improve the state of the world” by serving as “the intellectual fiber that networks the Forum’s communities, multiplying the impact of its activities and initiatives.”
These initiatives include: “building sustained economic growth; strengthening the international monetary and financial system; creating employment, eradicating poverty and improving social welfare; and enhancing global security.” And just in case you were wondering, they’re working to “build effective institutions in an empowered society.” In other words, elites among the globe’s business leaders, central banks and government bureaucracies are busily building a bright future for you and me – so there was no need to invite us.
One Davos participant even took time to weigh-in on the current Republican primaries underway in America – billionaire George Soros. “Well, look,” he told the Reuters News Service, “either you’ll have an extremist conservative, be it Gingrich or Santorum, in which case I think it will make a big difference which of the two comes in [to the presidency].”
But Soros is confident in the Republican Party’s establishment, which fills his heart with optimism. “If it’s [a race] between Obama and Romney, there isn’t all that much difference except for the crowd that they bring with them.” And in the end, that’s why the gathering in Davos is so important. It underscores the frightening reality that democratic institutions are superfluous in a world run by “independent” central banks and the financial institutions today’s debt-based international economic system supports. The benefactors of this system are using their financial prowess to influence the American election in order to secure the status quo.
That’s why Romney’s financial backers have poured so much of their resources into Florida’s primary; if Gingrich or Santorum (or Ron Paul for that matter) were to win, it might begin a lively debate as to whether the global debt-based financial system is worth saving. If nothing else, that would mark a clear distinction between Obama and his 2012 Republican challenger.
As a benefactor of central bank easy-money policies, Soros is confident a President Romney will not threaten the stability of our unstable central banking system.
Conservative talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh chalks-up Soros’ endorsement of Romney as a fiendish attempt to taint a fine Republican specimen. “Now, Soros knows that he’s hated by the Republican base. So if he’s playing psychology, he’s trying to shut up Romney if you will,” said Rush.
Rush suffers from the partisan disease afflicting so many who think themselves “conservative.” That a candidate, any candidate, with a capital “R” after his name is superior to any with a capital “D.” Forgetting Soros for the moment, it’s an act of willful self blindness to suggest Romneycare Mitt is all that different from Obamacare Barrack.
According to Soros, the “Obama administration is a bit exhausted.” “He [Soros] implied a Romney administration would at least have the advantage of renewed vim,” said Toby Harden at the London Daily Mail.
Yes. And with Romney’s new vigor, Soros hopes the financial system that encouraged massive government debt, collapsed the global economy, and increased unemployment and homelessness, will get one of their own in the White House.
Soros and a few thousand of his closest friends meeting in Switzerland just told you what for them is the best possible fallback position – a Romney presidency.
And a large number of Republican voters appear to agree with Soros.