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  • Writer's pictureKrista Bontrager

The Path to Globalism

The annual meeting for the World Economic Forum was a couple months ago. It’s a leading globalist movement that is reshaping our everyday lives, as well as what constitutes as the public good. Tonight, we catch you up about what the WEF is and what they are trying to accomplish. If you’ve heard the terms “the great reset,” or the “fourth Industrial Revolution” but don’t really know what those terms mean, be sure to tune in. Guest: Dr. Jay Richards




 

Jay Richards, PhD, is Director of the Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Life, Religion, and Family and the William E. Simon Senior Research Fellow in American Principles and Public Policy at The Heritage Foundation. Jay has authored more than 12 books and he is a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute and Executive Editor of The Stream.


WEF Defined:

Simply stated, the World Economic Forum (WEF) is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. It provides a global, impartial and not-for-profit platform for meaningful connection between stakeholders to establish trust, and build initiatives for cooperation and progress (from the WEF website).


Understanding the WEF:

The WEF states they want to “serve” the world’s people…but what does this mean?

Their media content is filled with coded language…they want to build a world that is more just, inclusive, and fair…they use words such as interdependence, entrepreneurship, creativity, and alternative thinkers.

We must look carefully and think critically about these terms and messaging. Realistically, the WEF tends to platform ideas from the conventional, secular, progressive, European, transnational elites.

WEF "Our Story" video: 




Clarification:

The WEF and Socialism or Marxism are NOT the same thing!

It’s important to understand that the WEF includes heads of state, philanthropists, and corporations all cooperating and using the same coded language. In contrast to Socialism/Marxism where the government/state owns everything and tells you what to do with it.

In other words, the WEF is not the government and does not make laws; it is not simply a few people behind the scenes making decisions (eg Klaus Schwab), but instead it is the secular progressive ideology playing out on a global scale.


What are ESGs?

Environment, social, and  governance (ESGs) are essentially like a social “credit score.”

To find out more, check out the Family Meeting (6-8-23) where Krista explains the details of ESGs:




Does the WEF line up with the Christian worldview? 

In short: No!

For one example, look up videos/publications of Yuval Noah Harari, an Israeli philosopher and author. His radical, transhumanist theories are very anti-Christian. Remember: When you hear the phrase “common good,” it’s important to get clarification and ask, “What do you mean by that?” Oftentimes, the phrase is a vague term, being used as a euphemism for social control over lower social groups like families, churches, and individuals.

 


 

Resources:


Jay's latest book, "Fight the Good Fight: How an Alliance of Faith and Reason Can Win the Culture War": https://www.amazon.com/dp/1684515521?ref_=cm_sw_r_cp_ud_dp_GVTNAXVTFY4FTAQABMKY_1



Krista's recommendation (great for high schoolers and/or homeschool co-ops!): "Money, Greed, & God": https://www.amazon.com/Money-Greed-God-10th-Anniversary/dp/0062841009/ref=monarch_sidesheet



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Connect with Dr. Jay Richards at The Heritage Foundation: https://www.heritage.org/



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