In 1988 I wrote my first book, The Shadows of Power: The Council on Foreign Relations and the American Decline. I had long heard about “the Establishment” (what we now more commonly call “the Deep State”). But I wanted more than a nebulous description; I wanted to know specifically who they were.

In his landmark 1937 book America’s Sixty Families, Ferdinand Lundberg had documented that America was run by an oligarchy operating behind a façade of democracy. In his chapter “The Press of the Plutocracy” he also showed it that had commandeered most of America’s mass media. The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) was incorporated in 1921 to push the United States toward world government, following the Senate’s 1919 refusal to ratify the Versailles Treaty (which would have joined America to the League of Nations). I found that the Council was the main connection between the oligarchs Lundberg spoke of and the U.S. government. It was supplying cabinet-level personnel to both Democratic and Republican administrations, which explained why war policies, trade policies, financial policies, etc., changed so little when the White House shifted from one party to the other. In The Shadows of Power, I progressed administration by administration, documenting how the CFR had dominated every cabinet. Passage through the Council (attending occasional study groups and dinners) “qualified” Wall Streeters and corporate CEOs—often with no experience in government or diplomacy—to head federal departments. As just one example, when retired Goldman Sachs banker John C. Whitehead became Deputy Secretary of State under Ronald Reagan, The New York Times commented: “Mr. Whitehead brings to the job no apparent expertise in international diplomacy . . . . In describing his attributes for the job, Mr. Shultz [Secretary of State] said that Mr. Whitehead was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and was regularly invited to dinners given by Henry A. Kissinger, the former secretary of state.”1

In my 2013 book Truth Is a Lonely Warrior, I noted that the CFR had provided 21 Secretaries of Defense/War, 19 Treasury secretaries, 16 Secretaries of State, and 16 CIA Directors. The numbers have increased since, with nearly half of Biden’s top cabinet picks drawn from the Council.

Similar to Lundberg, The Shadows of Power also had a chapter on the CFR’s domination of mainstream media. (Shadows is still in print today, but Amazon sells new copies for the absurd price of about $50. Hint: You can get the paperback directly from the publisher for $24.95 or the Kindle edition for $9.95.) Today, just five corporations own over 90 percent of American media, a fact vividly underscored by the following 2-minute clip of news anchors from different networks reading identical remarks from their teleprompters. (NOTE: this post contains many clips, but out of respect for readers’ time, most are only 1 or 2 minutes long; I have marked the times, rounding off to the nearest minute).

As most students of the New World Order know, the “oligarchy” is not just an American phenomenon, but an international one. And politicians—like the media—have begun to echo each other (2 minutes):

The political response to COVID—lockdowns, mask mandates, compulsory vaccines, and vaccine “passports”—was astonishingly uniform throughout much of the world. The question arose of how to account for this.

The answer lay largely in an organization that operates much like the Council on Foreign Relations, but on an international level:

The World Economic Forum

Headquartered in the town of Davos, Switzerland, the World Economic Forum was established in 1971, but—for most of us in alternative media—it operated under the radar screen until it co-sponsored (along with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) Event 201—an October 2019 exercise that simulated a coronavirus pandemic, with microbes transferred from bats to humans, and recommended a draconian crackdown on “misinformation” through Big Tech censorship. The fact that Event 201 occurred immediately before the COVID outbreak set off alarm bells. I first learned about it from a video by Spiro Skouras in January 2020.

A second major revelation about the World Economic Forum (WEF) came in August 2020 when Harry Vox and Shai Danon explored the WEF website and found its “COVID-19 Transformation Map” contained layer upon layer of information planning the global response to COVID—plans that would have required ages to develop. The original 78-minute video was scrubbed by YouTube but can still be found on Bitchute. Here is a 4-minute excerpt:

An even bigger reveal had come on July 9, 2020, when Klaus Schwab, the WEF’s Executive Chairman, published his book COVID-19: The Great Reset. The World Health Organization had not declared COVID-19 to be a “pandemic” until March 2020. How (and why) did Schwab get his book researched, written, proofread and published so fast?

The Great Reset

It was apparently Schwab who coined the phrase “Build Back Better” that so many leaders echoed in the video above.

Before we examine just how the World Economic Forum exerts such control over politicians worldwide, let’s look at Schwab, and what he and the Forum believe, and envision for the future.

Some have said Schwab looks like a Bond villain. Blofeld does come to mind.

So who brought Schwab into the picture? In the following 2-minute video, CFR Chairman David Rockefeller discusses how he recruited Henry Kissinger, then Schwab reveals that he was inspired and influenced by Kissinger (whom he studied under, and whom Schwab quotes twice in his book The Great Reset).

An interesting tidbit—as James Corbett notes in the following 2-minute clip—is that Schwab was in New York City on 9/11 and virtually had a front-row view of the destruction:

Schwab plans to transform the whole world by changing many systems. 2 minutes.

At the forefront of this is an arrangement in which people have no privacy (surveillance state) and own nothing, as suggested by the following promotional pictures produced by the WEF:

Of course, if you own nothing, who will own everything? It will be “the state.” That is communism, a system that has murdered many tens of millions.2 But as Ferdinand Lundberg and others have warned us for a long time, “the state” is ruled by behind-the-scene oligarchs. And we can be sure the oligarchs themselves—Schwab, Bill Gates, George Soros, etc., have no intention of sacrificing their own personal wealth and “owning nothing.” If they do, let’s challenge them to be first and set an example.

In the face of a collapsing economy, the world would emulate much of what Communist China is doing now—most people would be offered a “universal basic income” in exchange for forfeiting privacy and personal property, and for rigidly obeying the government to maintain a good “social credit score.” This would be in keeping with Bill Gates’ call for a universal digital ID and a cashless society—which my 2020 book COVID-19 and the Agendas to Come, Red Pilled—devoted chapters to.

Here is a dystopian World Economic Forum video predicting the future, including “you will own nothing and be happy.” Note the prediction of America’s decline. 2 minutes.

Next, Agustin Carstens, a participant in WEF meetings, and who is General Manager of the Bank for International Settlements (the “central bank of central banks”), discusses the dangers of cash transactions and how central banks must have “absolute control.” (“CBDC” stands for “Central Bank Digital Currency.”) Carstens’ obesity almost seems a metaphor for the dominance of the rich over the poor. 1 minute.

Satire seen on the Web of what’s to become of the Euro:

It may surprise some to learn that the Universal Basic Income is now becoming reality in various places.

Not surprisingly, the WEF is a big fan of lockdowns. 1 minute.

Schwab’s views on vaccines? The same as Bill Gates. Schwab: “Nobody will be safe if not everybody is vaccinated.” 1 minute.

Here is Schwab interacting with the vaccine-obsessed, depopulation-obsessed Bill Gates in 2008 at the World Economic Forum. The clip, 3 minutes long, can be viewed here.

In an era of mRNA vaccines, it’s no surprise to see that Schwab wants to alter humanity by editing our genes. 1 minute.

He also wants everyone microchipped. 2 minutes.

In another clip, Schwab speaks of sensors being implanted in our brains and says “the future is already here.” 1 minute.

Not only will people be transhumanized, artificial food will become a “new normal.” In this WEF video, an Israeli firm says it can produce meat from a 3D printer. 1 minute.

Schwab informs us that we won’t go back to the world we had before. 1 minute.

Candace Owens (over 3 million Twitter followers) warns Tucker Carlson that Schwab and the WEF are creating a system of global slavery. 1 minute.

Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse than Klaus Schwab, we have:

Yuval Noah Harari (WEF bio here)

This first clip is 5 minutes long, but worth it. Starting with Harari at the WEF, he says billions of years of evolution will be replaced by intelligent design—not the intelligent design of “some God above the clouds”—but our intelligent design. He says humans are “hackable animals” and that the era of free will is “over.” He regards COVID as the “opportunity” that is allowing these changes to happen.

Harari says the masses will not have power in the future; that in the next industrial revolution the products will be people and minds; the poor will still die, but through technology the rich will have “exemption from death.” 2 minutes.

Harari asks “What do we need so many humans for?” Discusses “useless humans” and how they could be kept busy with drugs and games. (Mixed with images of Bill Gates and others.) 1 minute.

Harari proclaims that he’s gay and that future tech will enable teenagers to know where they are on the “gay-straight spectrum.” 1 minute.

Harari says computers are superior to the human mind, and in the future computer algorithms will make decisions such as who we marry and who should get a job. 1 minute.

In the next clip, Harari starts by talking about how future surveillance must be “under the skin” (presumably a reference to microchips). For any Christians holding out hope that Harari respects their faith, he says (after some repeats) at 1:57 that Jesus rising from the dead and being the Son of God is “fake news.”

How the WEF Controls World Governments

Much like the Council on Foreign Relations, the World Economic Forum is subsidized by Corporate Partners, of which it boasts about a thousand. These can be dredged from, but some familiar names include Amazon, Apple, Bank of America, Bank of China, Barclays, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Blackrock, Bloomberg, Carlyle, Chevron, Citi, Dell, Dow Jones & co., Fidelity, Goldman Sachs, Google, Honda, HP, IBM, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Lazard, Lockheed Martin, Merck, Microsoft, Moderna, Morgan Stanley, NBC Universal, Nestlé, New York Times, PayPal, PepsiCo, Pfizer, Proctor & Gamble, Prudential, Shell, Sony, TD Bank, the Coca-Cola Company, TIME, Tyson Foods, VISA, Volvo, Walmart, and Yahoo.

The Forum has, on its board, such executives as Larry Fink, CEO of Blackrock (perhaps the world’s most powerful investment firm, and whose trillions of dollars in assets are overseen by an AI robot); Christine Lagarde, former managing director of the IMF (and who joking predicted the “Reset” as early as 2014)3; and David Rubinstein, chairman of the Carlyle Group and the Council on Foreign Relations.

I found that the World Economic Forum acts very much like the CFR—with corporate backing, it trains cabinet-level officials and instructs them in policies that serve the oligarchy’s agenda. The difference is, the CFR does it on a national (American) level, while the WEF does it globally.

This first came to my attention with Michael Lord’s 2021 article exposing the WEF’s school for Young Global Leaders. (Schwab’s school meets mostly at Davos, not for semesters, but for days at a time, over the course of years.) Among the graduates: Britain’s Tony Blair, Germany’s Angela Merkel, France’s Emmanuel Macron, Canada’s Justin Trudeau, New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern, California Governor Gavin Newsom, Bill Gates, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, FaceBook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Blackrock’s Larry Fink, Chelsea Clinton, and innumerable other world figures. Does WEF indoctrination explain why these leaders all responded uniformly to COVID with vaccines and lockdowns, parroted Schwab’s phrase “Build Back Better,” and have even responded uniformly to Ukraine?

Schwab even claims to have penetrated cabinets around the world. Don’t believe it? Listen to Schwab himself. 1 minute.

The following 4-minute video includes some redundant information, but expands the picture to include Schwab’s Global Shapers program, which is training 10,000 young men and women. Long-time researchers of the New World Order may find this reminiscent of the Rhodes Scholar program, which indoctrinated so many young people from around the world in globalism.

Revealing the WEF’s expanding horizons, Schwab says they have trade unions, scientists, media, religious leaders, etc., in their fold. 1 minute.

Elaborating yet further, Schwab discusses initiatives WEF has advanced, including Bill Gates’ GAVI vaccine alliance. 1 minute.

Schwab and a colleague talk about the WEF as a global agenda-setting forum, and how Klaus can pick up a phone and call virtually anyone in world. 1 minute.

What’s Planned Next? The Great Reset

To get the entire world to surrender to a totalitarian cashless society—the “Great Reset”—would probably require a complete financial collapse.

We have already taken several steps in this direction:

• The lockdowns begun in 2020 destroyed hundreds of thousands of small businesses worldwide and put countless millions out of work.

• With the rollout of vaccines and “no jab no job” policies being enforced, more millions became jobless. Of course, the tax revenues lost from unemployed workers puts tremendous strain on governments, who must make up the deficit by borrowing and printing money from nothing, generating inflation.

• The absurd sanctions placed on Russia over its intervention in Ukraine have damaged the worldwide economy further: shrinking trade, collapsing supply chains, and further exacerbating inflation.

• What might be the final blow to collapse the economy and usher in “the Great Reset”? Klaus Schwab may have already told us: cyber-attack. 1 minute.

A cyber-attack—falsely blamed in Russia in the midst of the Ukraine crisis—could destroy our digital financial data, forcing the system to be rebuilt from the ground up. What a perfect opportunity to wipe out people’s savings, and then introduce a new cashless financial system, one based on digital ID, and a guaranteed basic income whose amounts would depend on social credit scores.

The WEF has put out a video on the dangers of cyber-attack. 2 minutes.

And as revealed on Robert F. Kennedy’s website:

High-level international banking officials and organizations last month gathered in Israel for a global “war game” exercise simulating the collapse of the global financial system. The tabletop exercise was reminiscent of “Event 201” — the pandemic simulation exercise that took place in October 2019, shortly before COVID-19 entered the global scene. The “Collective Strength” initiative was held for 10 days, beginning Dec. 9, 2021, at the Israeli Finance Ministry in Jerusalem. . . . Israel led a 10-country contingent that also included treasury officials from the U.S., Austria, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates. Representatives from supranational organizations, such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank and Bank of International Settlements (BIS), also participated [and the article goes on to say the WEF participated “indirectly”]. Described as a simulated “war game,” the exercise sought to model the response to various hypothetical large-scale cyberattacks on the global financial system.4

This may be a good time to mention that forcing the world’s data to “go digital” over the past decades has probably been part of a long-term scheme. The gradual elimination of paper transactions—supposedly for convenience and to “save the environment by using less paper”—is fraught with danger. A system existing in hard copy would be virtually impossible to destroy. A digital system could be destroyed globally and quickly—perhaps overnight.

The Question of Russian Relations

I know much has been made of Vladimir Putin having had past relations with the World Economic Forum, which suggests he is just another player in their game. However, the WEF has frozen all relations with Vladimir Putin and Russia, and Putin has been scrubbed from the WEF website. See my recent post on Ukraine for more information on Putin.


Theoretically, we are supposed to live in republics and democracies. How is it, then, that unelected psychopaths, such as Klaus Schwab and Yuval Noah Harari, have appointed themselves, with no mandate whatsoever from the world’s people, to rule our destiny?

Yes, we have elected officials, but when those officials are loyal to the World Economic Forum instead of their constituents, democracy becomes a farce, treason becomes a norm.

Insofar as AI algorithms making decisions for us—as Harari suggests—AI programs are normally first developed by humans. Those humans could easily put variables into these programs based upon their own prejudices. Thus the colleagues of Harari, the Israeli homosexual who thinks we’re overpopulated—could cause humans to believe (for example) that they are gay when they’re not, to support Israeli oppression of Palestinians, and decide not to have children to “save the planet.”

Thanks, but I’ll take the free will God gave us.

Further Reading/Viewing

Amazing Polly has an excellent 37-minute analysis of the WEF’s Global Shapers hub in Ottawa, which may explain the coordinated oppression of dissent that recently occurred there.


  1.  New York Times, April 19, 1985, A6.
  2. See, for example, Stephanié Courtois et. al., The Black Book of Communism, (Cambridge, Mass.: Presidents and Fellows of Harvard College, 1999), which put the communist death toll—somewhat conservatively—at nearly 100 million.
  3. Brandon Smith, “Globalists Reveal that the ‘Great Economic Reset’ Is Coming in 2021,” Alt Market, June 18, 2020, republished at  Globalists Reveal That The “Great Economic Reset” Is Coming In 2021 | Truth In Plain,
  4. Michael Nevradakis, “International Finance Leaders Hold ‘War Game’ Exercise Simulating Global Financial Collapse. Should We Be Worried?”, The Defender, January 7, 2022,
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