The Duran’s Alexander Mercouris and Alex Christophorous contrast the recent Davos addresses of Russia’s Vladimir Putin and France’s Emmanuel Macron.
With Donald Trump out of the picture, the last major leader standing up to the evils of Globalism is Vladimir Putin, who delivered his first-ever Davos address at the virtual World Economic Forum via Zoom.
He said Globalization had created prosperity but it has also increased financial disparity, which was adversely impacting the middle classes of the world, the very people who “form the basis of any modern society.”
Of course, one of the main drivers of Globalism is Big Tech, about which Putin observed, “These are no longer just economic giants — in some areas, they are already de facto competing with states.”
He called them monopolies and he criticized their relentless censorship, asking, “How well does this monopolism work with the public interest? Where is the line between successful businesses and big data consolidation, on the one hand, and the desire to rule the society by being a substitute for legitimate democratic institutions, by deciding for the people how to live and what to choose and what they can express freely?”
“We have seen this quite recently in the United States, and everyone understands quite clearly what I’m talking about,” he said, referring to the banning of Donald Trump from the internet and the concomitant de-platforming of tens of thousands of Trump-supporting social media influencers.
He referred to Adam Schiff’s Domestic Terrorism Bill and the US agenda to “go hunting for enemies in their own country”, which he suspected was going to be used as an excuse to find enemies outside the country.
Finally, Putin warned that COVID had led to “weaker” international institutions and a “deteriorating” global security system, reminiscent of the conditions before World War II, raising his concern that these could lead to a “war of all against all” and to a complete implosion of modern civilization.
Emmanuel Macron’s address was the polar opposite of Putin’s. The former Rothschild banker recited the rote woke buzzwords of his Globalists puppeteers, warning that modern Capitalism “can no longer work,” urging global leaders to focus on tackling inequality and Climate Change saying, “We will get out of this pandemic only with an economy that thinks more about fighting inequalities.”
While it would seem that Putin and Macron are referring to the same problem of inequality, they are not. Macron’s Globalist overlords seek to remain billionaires, flying around on their private jets, while forcing the global middle class to reduce their carbon footprint to that of impoverished mud hut dwellers, should they survive the vaccine.