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FELDSTED -- World Economic Forum just the latest effort by industrialists and unelected political figures to centralize control


The internet continues to burble with rumours of a great reset; an effort by elites promoting a new world order to replace our democratic, financial and social institutions.


Political parties have hijacked democracy, replacing democratic institutions with a system of political warlords competing for power over the nation. They employ advertising, coercion, conning, luring, lying, and public relations instead of the force of arms.  


Political parties shun accountability. Having to answer to the electors that voted them into office is demeaning and repulsive. Unelected party officials direct elected officials and refuse to allow open and transparent governance for fear that honesty will lead to bad press.


Political parties do not act in our best interests. They are motivated to acquire the power to rule. Democracy is a messy business fraught with errors, trials, tribulation and accountability, whereas ruling as monarchs allow them to do as they wish and ignore complaints of those ruled.


Creating a world order are not new. The World Economic Forum is just the latest effort by industrialists and unelected political figures to centralize control over industrialized nations. They don’t care about third-world countries as they cannot exploit poverty. The WEF is so confident that it operates in the open. You can register for an e-mail update here.


The European Union has effectively removed accountability from member nations. Local governments are left to deal with inconsequential matters. The EU is a bureaucrat’s utopia; unlimited power without responsibility. The EU Parliament is a collection of powerless figureheads dependent on the bureaucracy for decision-making information. The bureaucrats decide what information the parliamentarians get to consider. Cozy setup.


The idea that world leaders can influence, or control, climate is preposterous. Meetings of the G-20, comprised of Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States took place in November 2020.


There are 150 nations not in the G-20 that may oppose G-20 policies. The G-20 includes 19 of the wealthiest nations on the earth and the European Union. China and Russia are G-20 members but do not play well with others. Those not in the club want a share of G-20 wealth. Collective action on climate change is an unattainable dream.


Government control over climate is a ridiculous concept. If it were possible to harness tornadoes, typhoons, floods, wildfires, volcanoes, droughts, and avalanches, we would have done so long ago.


Climate change activists insist that all these phenomena are caused by climate change. That rubbish ignores the reality that these events have been ongoing for millenniums and were not triggered by the industrial revolution. Climate change advocates are no more convincing than their Luddite brethren were 200 years ago.        


A long-term fear-mongering campaign by the WEF has thousands of Canadians participating in protests demanding we “do our share” to save the planet from an imaginary disaster. The power of emotional appeals is incredible.   


The reset is their escape clause. Rather than reinstating a democratic system that has proven itself for centuries, politicians and the elite claim it is not working, and we need a new model. It is the political and elite classes, not democracies, that have gone off the rails.


Democracy requires adherence to our constitutions and accountability, ethics, honesty, prudence and responsibility our politicians have increasingly shunned as restrictive. Elected office is restrictive. It is a serious undertaking on behalf of the people a politician represents.


He or she is duty-bound to exercise powers in the best interests of the people represented. Every member of a legislature or parliament swears a solemn oath to carry out his duties to the nation and her people.


Over the years, political parties have made representative oaths to the party superior to the formal oath of office. That is one reason why democracy is sledding downhill with increasing velocity.


The great reset is intended to avoid demands for political accountability. Canadians are at the point where residents of the thirteen southern British colonies were in 1775 – ruled by people who did not represent them.


Our parliament in Ottawa is as accessible to us as the moon. Our members of parliament are not accountable to us. Whatever political party gains power and governance acts without ensuring that our interests are protected.


A world order is not a solution; it is the road to eternal serfdom. We must ensure that we are masters of our dominion and do not become a colony of foreign political powers again. 


John Feldsted ... is a political commentator, consultant, and strategist. He makes his home in Winnipeg, Manitoba.


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