Klaus Schwab and the Origins of WEF: A Conversation with Johnny Vedmore
More on Schwab's family values, etc.
This story is a conversation with Johnny Vedmore, whom you might know from his article “Schwab Family Values.”
I was a great pleasure to talk to Johnny, or rather listen to Johnny, since we were pressed for time, and I wanted to make sure to get as many of his insights as possible.
In the interview, Johnny talks about Klaus Schwab’s Nazi collaborator father, Klaus’ curious time at Harvard, and the alphabet agency origins on the WEF—which, according to Johnny, is not an ambitious European project per se but very much a shady alphabet initiative from the get-go—which I don’t find particularly surprising or shocking. It seems like even while competing with each other, people with predatory inclinations and a love of dominating others still have a lot more in common with each other than with their underlying peasants.
Johnny’s own life journey has been interesting and intense, and his journalistic work goes into very dark areas, the areas where sun don’t shine. He researches people in high places with television-worthy careers, considerable bank accounts, and heavy, predatory hearts of vampires. He investigates the connections and the conspiratorial undertakings of the thieves who siphon off the riches of the Earth and people’s creative energy strictly for profit, who see everything around them as a resource, who don’t mind drinking the tears of widows and orphans and might actually enjoy it since to them it means that they have power over countless fellow human beings. They are addicted to power. They chase the high of having as much power as possible all their lives. They temporarily turn other people’s stolen life energy and other people’s self-betrayals and suffering into a luxurious—neurotic but luxurious—life for themselves, and a pleasant feeling of being influential.
Emperors and predators: a philosophical take
Literal and metaphorical emperors do what emperors do, they dominate without mercy. They did it in the Roman empire, in the Chinese empire, in the British empire, in Soviet empire, in the American empire, and in other empires as well.
When it comes to the peasants, the recently free peasants usually have an acute understanding of being violated when they are first invaded—but then, by selective elevation of some peasants and by the skillful use of “divide and conquer,” emperor propagandists establish “allies” in the peasant ranks, and mental confusion sets in. Once some time passes, it gets even more confusing, and the only peasants who are acutely aware of being dominated are the ones with strong family memories of how it all came about, and the ones who are impacted directly and with brutality, while still having the emotional, mental, and spiritual clarity to connect the dots.
For example, in the Soviet Union, up until its very late phase where everyone got fed up and cynical, many people believed that USSR was the “freest country in the world” and were actually delighted that they were born in the USSR and not in the West. Nobody knew that the so called “communism” was in practice more or less just uber monopolized state “capitalism” where the elites bathed in luxury while the common people lived hard lives. Nobody knew the Soviet elites led luxurious lives even during the war. Nobody knew that the upper echelons ate delicacies in Leningrad during the siege when common people had no food at all and were boiling wallpaper to make “soup,” and many starved to death. Nobody knew that the communist party higher-ups did dark, unthinkable sexual stuff, too. In fact, nobody could even imagine such a thing. And while all of that lying and darkness was happening, people loved their leaders. It is widely known that people loved Stalin, for example. Loved him as if he were their father, even though he was a classic predator.
And of course, Soviet higher-ups didn’t hold exclusive rights to dark stuff, I am only mentioning it because I am from there. Cruel games played by emperors and their upper management have always existed in modern western empires as well—even at the height of what we lovingly know as democracy in the West, even at times when almost nobody thought about it due to relative wealth and security we had for a few decades.
Westerners, and particularly Americans, had a lot of surplus and a rather spacious buffer from the darkness of the emperors between World War II and 2001, largely thanks to post-war destruction of Europe and many lucrative foreign wars and subsequent favorable oil prices. That buffer came crashing in 2001 (‘see something, say something, take off your boots and shut up”), and today, that buffer is shrinking very fast. A lot of people think that this is something new—and there is certainly a new level of shamelessness and abuse to our life post-2020— but in my opinion, what we are looking at is merely a shrinking buffer of the proverbial, centuries old system of domination (in the word of Steven Newcomb). And it’s tragic. And we need to wake up to the big picture if we want to stand up to it in a meaningful way. Our efforts in our areas of expertise will be far more fruitful if we understand the big picture.
It seems like emperors and their senior management throughout history have been adhering to more or less the same set of habits and practices. They thrive where there is confusion, fear, violence, self-betrayal, lack of soul, betrayal of love, and ultimate zombiehood. They unleash violence in the initial phase of the invasion—and then maintain their domination by selective elevation and by tricking the gullible into thinking that if only they betray their souls, they’ll thrive and bathe in riches forever and ever and have control over their lives—and then the predators eat the aspiring gullible zombies anyway. They trick the slightly more wealthy to look down on the less wealthy—or the other way around, depending on the ism—and to act like robots. They like absolute power, they feel entitled to taking what they fancy. They are fond of unthinkable sexual darkness, wars, espionage, enslavement, and things that would make most normal people puke.
Incidentally, they often die inglorious deaths, finally facing the existential. After all, smoke and mirrors aside, they are mere mortals, and there is always a stronger, younger, better predator lurking behind the bushes, ready to charge at them. So eventually, the #1 predator meets a stronger predator, and the cycle repeats.
Courage and patience (lofty but very important to me)
On my end, I focus on spiritual clarity and love. The reason for that is practical. I think that we are the happiest and the most useful to the world when we focus on our own unique gifts and mission and don’t try to do what’s not our job to do. I am drawn to creating linguistic and sensory clarity, I like to shed light of the dark room filled with cockroaches just enough for us to get a general idea about how things work, so that we can say no to zombiehood, and insist on it. My own focus is always on beauty, not on ugliness, that’s how I was born.
I am aware of ugliness, it’s difficult to not see it in this day and age. I research what I need to research in order to understand the bigger picture and to create as much clarity for others as I can. But if I start thinking about ugliness too much, I then itch to come in and ‘fix” everything—and I have to remind myself to be patient, trust the universe with the overall trajectory, and focus on doing my job, which is even-headedness and loving clarity. My job, the way my heart feels it, is elevating love. And I want to do it well. And in general, I think it’s good to strive for a fine balance of knowing what’s going on (lots of beauty but also lots of ugly things, lots of ignorance, and lots of abuse) and keeping a cool head about it, since we are certainly not the first generation to deal with abusive predators, and we can learn from our ancestors and their courage.
I believe that each of us has a unique calling and a unique gift, and I am drawn to thinking through things that can give us actual power over the villains. Dark stuff exists. It has always existed. It is not something that started happening in 2020. And I think that our battle is spiritual in the most humble, unglamorous, and inspiring sense of it.
Sadly, a ton of crap has piled up over the centuries. Lots of confusion, propaganda, bad habits, and self-betrayal. As of this second, unfortunately, there is much confusion and arrogance among the people, on every level. Lots of people love their ghosts. I believe that in order for things to change in a meaningful way, many have to become fed up with their ghosts and become completely disgusted with the principle of domination in their own lives.
I think that it’s good to think about how to take the power away from the Schwabs and the Rockefellers but it’s also good to be realistic about their current power and not put all our hope on them going up in flames immediately because it is not likely to happen. :) I think that the change that needs to happen is about connecting to our timeless souls, and the unmovable faith in doing what’s right—and from there, we’ll be guided on how to expel the vampires and keep them at bay for good. I think.
Subjectively, I come from a culture where, by the time I was around, the abusive nature of leaders wasn’t a big secret. So to me, it’s like, okay they are scamming. They are killing and raping and doing all sorts of dark stuff. Well, in a philosophical sense, that is not big news, we already knew that they’d been doing this. They’ve been doing this for centuries. And so it’s our job to be aware of the specifics so that we can protect ourselves as much as we can—which is why awareness is important—but even more importantly, it is our job to seek out spiritual clarity and resist their sensory model spiritually and in every way.
I fully believe that some matters are for people to do with patience and dedication, and some matters are the expertise of the higher powers, and the universe will take care of the predators in due time. It may be soon, or it may be in the thousand years, but it will happen if we are true to our souls. In the meanwhile, it is our job to do things with love, to be brave, and to live good lives. And it’s important that when today’s predators are expelled, they are not replaced by new ones just like them.
But of course, there is a benefit to having a realistic idea about how the world really works, which is why I think that Johnny’s work is amazing.
The interview speaks for itself. Lots of info! And you can read Johnny’s extensive work on Unlimited Hangout or on his website. I plan on writing a drier article with all the talking points, but as you know, I believe in philosophy first. :)
We are looking at an ancient beast, and I think the only way to address is in earnest is to counter the monster from a pure heart, with a prayer for love to be dignified and redeemed. We are love, that is what we are, and the predators—ugly and disgusting as they are—are a mere reminder for us to come alive, respect ourselves, respect our spirit, and do things from love. We deserve to be loved and respected for who we were born to be. It is true.
And now, with the philosophical tone set, please enjoy the super interesting interview with Johnny and his investigation into the dark room full of cockroaches!
(Thank you, it means a lot and I depend on it)
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