Publisher's Note: I felt compelled to respond after multiple attacks in Greenwich media on our paper - The Connecticut Centinal. L Todd Wood, Publisher CDM
In 2022, the World Economic Forum released a report detailing eight predictions for the world by 2030, including the claim that by 2030, people 'will own nothing and still be happy.'
Greenwich citizen Scott Kalb is closely tied to the World Economic Forum. He served on the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Long-term Investing, per his bio at The Center for Law, Brain & Behavior, for 11 years.
Some Greenwich ideologues don't want you talking about this, or even knowing about it.
WEF policies are those of top-down mandates from afar, not local home rule. Read Klaus Schwab's 'The Great Reset'.
The idea of stakeholder capitalism [WEF policy] and multi-stakeholder partnerships might sound warm and fuzzy, until we dig deeper and realise that this actually means giving corporations more power over society, and democratic institutions less, writes OpenDemocracy.net.
Klaus Schwab advisor Yuval Noah Harari talks about a future where surveillance will be constant, and 'under the skin'.
"...the epidemic might mark an important watershed in the history of surveillance, not only because it might normalize the deployment of mass surveillance tools in countries that have so far rejected them, but even more so because it signifies a dramatic transition from ‘over the skin’ to ‘under the skin’ surveillance..."
The lack of media accountability over the last decade in Connecticut, due to a rollup of local media throughout the state into one ideological viewpoint, has fostered an air of totalitarianism, so even pointing out the truth is now a criminal act.
Our paper has been singled out for truth-telling in this vein.
“Extremism is infiltrating our town,” Democratic first selectman candidate Laura Erickson said during a phone interview, writes Alma Rutgers in an oped in Greenwich Time.
Rutgers decries free debate on the issues of DEI, etc.
Xi Van Fleet, a survivor of Mao's Cultural Revolution, which killed an estimated 60 million people, warns Americans about the push for DEI, CRT, SEL, saying its tenants have nothing to do with human freedom and prosperity, and everything to do with tyranny and control, developed by the Chinese Communist Party.
"I’ve been very alarmed by what’s going on in our schools," Van Fleet told the Loudoun County School Board members. "You are now teaching, training our children to be social justice warriors and to loathe our country and our history."
In the same oped, Rutgers promotes efforts to stifle any debate on 'climate change'.
This climate agenda, intended to meet a net zero carbon goal for cities, appears laudable to those of us concerned about the existential threat climate change poses to life on Planet Earth, Rutgers writes.
But no. Patriots claim the climate crisis is merely “alleged,” while they see WEF climate proposals as a “globalist” conspiracy.
She neglects to mention last week's letter by 1,600 scientists declaring there is no climate emergency.
International scientists have jointly signed a declaration dismissing the existence of a climate crisis and insisting that carbon dioxide is beneficial to Earth, contrary to the popular alarmist narrative.
“There is no climate emergency,” the Global Climate Intelligence Group (CLINTEL) said in its World Climate Declaration (pdf), made public in August. “Climate science should be less political, while climate policies should be more scientific. Scientists should openly address uncertainties and exaggerations in their predictions of global warming, while politicians should dispassionately count the real costs as well as the imagined benefits of their policy measures," reported Gulf Insider.
It seems the science is not 'settled'.
Rutgers then calls anyone telling the truth racist.
Globalist simply means a person who advocates control of society at a global level; it has nothing to do with being Jewish. It is not racist. No more than calling David Berkowitz a serial killer is antisemitic.
Unfortunately, the word “globalist,” especially when used pejoratively, is part of a deeply rooted antisemitic trope, which asserts that Jews have no allegiance to their own country, but rather to a worldwide order that will secure Jewish control over institutions and governments. The word’s irrefutable antisemitic connotation is exacerbated when attached to a Jewish person, as in this case, she writes.
Does she not know that The Connecticut Centinal's sister website is a place where the state of Israel is heralded - Tsionizm.com?
The mission at Tsionizm is to serve as the world’s primary online resource for up to date information on Zionism, the national movement of the Jewish People and its crowning achievement, the old-new State of Israel.
In addition, on a more personal note, my stepdaughter holds an Israeli passport.
What seems to be settled, and to use her word - irrefutable - is that Rutger's oped is alarmist, and at a minimum, lacking in critical thinking.
Truth is not demonization.
Truth is not extremism.
Ignorance is not strength.
Having a different point of view is not racist. It is not antisemitic.
Calling a different opinion racist is the purview of a weak mind.
We should and can do better.
Let's discuss everything! Out in the open!
Let the debate begin! Without fear of prosecutors serving papers.
And let's have balanced discussions in schools, with age-appropriate subject matter.
We all know that teaching minors how to have oral and anal sex is not appropriate.