Animal’s Daily Dystopia News

Before we start, be sure to check out  the latest in my Mystical Child series over at Glibertarians!

And now, there’s this Klaus Schwab asshole.  Excerpt:

Democracy, we’re told, dies in darkness. No, democracy dies in Davos.

If in doubt, please read the following:

“Welcome to the year 2030. Welcome to my city – or should I say, ‘our city’. I don’t own anything. I don’t own a car. I don’t own a house. I don’t own any appliances or any clothes. It might seem odd to you, but it makes perfect sense for us in this city. Everything you considered a product, has now become a service.”

These are not lines from an episode of “Black Mirror.” No, these lines come directly from the World Economic Forum website. Founded in 1970, the World Economic Forum (WEF) is arguably the most influential platform in the world. Each year, some of the most influential figures in politics and tech gather for a meeting in Davos. The most recent meeting occurred in January, and the topics discussed are of profound importance.

As Anthony P. Mueller, a professor of economics, warns, “The main thrust of the forum is global control. Free markets and individual choice do not stand as the top values, but state interventionism and collectivism. Individual liberty and private property are to disappear from this planet by 2030.”

Not me, you say. I didn’t sign up for this. In the world of biopolitics, where the lines between human biology and politics become indistinguishable, your vote really doesn’t matter. In fact, you don’t have a vote. This isn’t the same loss of freedom that, say, the likes of Alexei Navalny is experiencing right now. No, this loss of freedom is attritional in nature; death by a thousand cuts.

This is the part that jumped off the screen at me:

“Welcome to the year 2030. Welcome to my city – or should I say, ‘our city’. I don’t own anything. I don’t own a car. I don’t own a house. I don’t own any appliances or any clothes. It might seem odd to you, but it makes perfect sense for us in this city. Everything you considered a product, has now become a service.”

For one thing, you can keep your damn city.  I’m not interested in living in any city, not much the nightmare version described here.  I’ve spent enough of my life living in cities and (mostly) the suburbs thereof,  and I’ve had enough of it.  The life you describe, even if I didn’t find it horrifying, wouldn’t be possible in my rural Alaska home.

But here’s the part that makes this horrifying:  This Schwab asshole undoubtedly thinks that it would be just fine to have the lifestyle he describes not be a choice, but rather a mandate.  You know, for the everyone’s own damn good, they should shut up and do what they are told, live where and how they are told, and damn well like it.

That’s the only way I can see some horrible dystopia like this coming about.  And if Schwab wants to put this in place, all I can say is, he’d better come a-shootin’.