“Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain,” the fearsome electronic image of the Wizard of Oz bellowed at Dorothy. That command, of course, was aimed at directing her attention away from the real “wizard,” who was pulling the levers behind the curtain. Something similar has occurred (again) regarding the recent World Government Summit. Yes, that is the official name of the event, an annual confab of high-powered movers and shakers: “the great and the good” of globalist affairs in national governments, the United Nations, NGOs, media, academia, philanthropy, and entertainment. Since 2013, the World Government Summit (WGS), a three-day event, has drawn dictators, presidents, prime ministers, kings, emirs, sheikhs, central bankers, Nobel laureates, movie stars, corporate CEOs, and more, to Dubai, the gleaming jewel of the United Arab Emirates.
More than 4,000 high-profile notables swarmed to this year’s WGS (February 10-12), among whom were actor Harrison Ford, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde, UNICEF boss Henrietta Fore, UN General Assembly President Maria Espinoza, left-wing news maven Arianna Huffington, former Obama official and Big Brother advocate Cass Sunstein, left-wing economist and New York Times opinionator Paul Krugman, motivational guru Tony Robbins, New York University law professor Arthur R. Miller, and Columbia University professor and UN advisor Jeffrey Sachs. Opening the global affair was none other than Pope Francis, who blessed the conferees and their mission in a pre-recorded video message.
The WGS has become the desert version of the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) shindigs in Davos, Switzerland, featuring many of the same celebrities, moguls, and “public servant” VIPs, most of whom fly into the ultra-extravagant UAE on private jets (naturally) to lecture humanity on the need to “reduce, reuse, recycle” — all in the interest of reducing carbon footprints, of course. In fact, a keynote speaker at WSG 2019 was Professor Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the WEF, who presides over the Davos gatherings. His lecture this year to his esteemed World Government Summit confreres was “Globilisation 4.0.” These assembled worthies, whom the WSG describes as “world leaders, international organizations’ representatives, thinkers, and experts from over 150 countries,” weighed in on a host of heavy topics, as they discussed “shaping the future of the world.” Indeed, according to the WSG website, the organization sees itself as “a global platform dedicated to shaping the future of governments worldwide.” “Each year,” it says, “the Summit sets the agenda for the next generation of governments.”
With all the glitter, glamour, and glory on display, and with the momentous, world-affecting agenda they advocate, one might think that the star-studded WGS soirée would be a top news event, yes? But no, barely a word in the “mainstream” news, other than snippets that could pass for PR releases. Hmm. What’s happening here? Did the WGS folks forget to inform the world media organizations about the summit? Are those desert sheiks relying on incompetent Bedouin camel drivers to run their public relations department? Did Big Media not get the memo? No, no, and no, to the last three questions. Turns out Big Media did know all about the event. In fact, many of them were official partners of the conference. The WGS website lists CNN, Sky News, the New York Times, the Financial Times, Bloomberg, and CNBC among its “media partners.” And as noted above, Arianna Huffington, founder of the online Huffington Post and Thrive Global, was a featured speaker, as was CNN presenter Becky Anderson. Many of the other luminaries gracing the WGS stage are also regularly featured as “experts” on the establishment media news programs and talking-head news analysis shows.
However, chances are, unless you were reading The New American online, you probably saw or heard nary a word about this august gathering. Over the past several years, we have provided one of the few portholes regularly allowing inquiring minds worldwide to get a glimpse into this program of global engineers who are planning our future. On February 22, we published Alex Newman’s overview of WGS 2019 entitled “At ‘World Government Summit,’ Globalists Push UN Agenda 2030.” Aside from Newman’s incisive analysis, there was very scant reportage on this remarkable event. As his title suggests, a considerable focus of the summit was the promotion of the United Nations’ Agenda 2030, more formally known as the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The UN formally unveiled this master plan for humanity, comprised of 17 SDGs and 169 specific “targets,” in September 2015, with the publication of its manifesto entitled Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. (For more information about this planned transformation to global governance using sustainability as a pretext, see Alex Newman’s article online at TheNewAmerican.com.)
As to be expected, the globalist choir, including the supposed watchdogs of the Fourth Estate, generally greeted the proposed Agenda 2030/SDG program with hearty huzzahs and applause. No negative words for an agenda of global central planning and micromanagement by bureaucrats. No media protests against the fact that this scheme was confected by the UN with the help of blood-drenched communist and Islamist regimes, along with oppressive authoritarian governments and anti-freedom NGOs.