Approximately 2,600 attendees were at the annual World Economic Forum meeting which took place May 22-26 in Davos, Switzerland, at the same time the governing body of the World Health Organization, the World Health Assembly, held its annual meeting in Geneva. In his opening address, Klaus Schwab (pictured) – the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum – outlined their ultimate goal: a one-world government.
Schwab: "The future is not just happening. The future is built by us, by a powerful community as you here in this room. We have the means to improve the state of the world. But two conditions are necessary. The first one is that we act all as stakeholders of larger communities, that we serve not only self-interest but we serve the community. That's what we call stakeholder responsibility. And second, that we collaborate."
Former Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann now serves as dean of the Robertson School of Government at Regent University. She discussed the Davos gathering during a recent interview with Jan Markell of Olive Tree Ministries (listen to the interview).
"When he's talking about 'community,' he's not talking about you or me [or anyone else outside of] those 2,600 people in that room," Bachmann argued. "It's their best interests that are being served. So, they're trying to create a global community that effectively serves them."
Syndicated columnist Ben Shapiro recently made a similar observation, writing that Schwab's comments are essentially a "call to action" for elitists around the globe:
"They appoint themselves the representatives of global interests – without elections, without accountability – and then create mechanisms of national and international order to control citizens over whom they claim to preside …. [Schwab] and his rationalist buddies … will cure the world of its ills, so long as we grant them power."
Bachmann was particularly bothered that several Republican lawmakers attended the World Economic Forum, including California Congressman Darryl Issa and Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker (see Wicker's response below).
"They all need to answer: Were they for the message of controlling our lives? Were they for the message of censoring our speech?" Bachmann urges. "I'm shocked at the Republicans who attended … this is very concerning."
She added: "And every member of Congress needs to be asked before this election: Are you for the globalists – or are you for my constitutional freedoms here in the United States."
Other Forum participants Bachmann highlighted include huge corporations like Microsoft, JPMorgan Chase, CITI, CBS News, IBM Corporation, Kaiser-Permanente, and Deutsche Bank.
AFN received the following statement from Senator Roger Wicker regarding his attendance at the World Economic Forum in late May:
"As the senior Republican Senator attending the forum, I wanted to ensure that conservative views were heard by corporate and government leaders from around the world. After decades of fighting the culture war through education, media, and government, liberals have now taken the battle to corporate boards and organizations. It is critical that conservatives engage this fight at every possible venue, including at the World Economic Forum.
"While in Davos, I strongly defended the Trump tax cuts of 2017 and advocated for the free market principles that have made America great. Conservatives would have had no voice in the discussion if Republicans had boycotted the meeting, leaving only Democrats to push for higher taxes and less individual freedom. I want you to know that I will never cede American independence or my conservative values to any group, foreign or domestic."
Editor's note: The statement from Senator Wicker was added after story was originally published.