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Trump at Davos Challenges Malthusian Agenda

Cites Renaissance Principle as Key to Humanity’s Future

If there is one thing you are not allowed to do while mingling with the technocrats in Switzerland during the annual Davos Economic Summit is criticism Malthusianism (the cynical belief that mankind must adapt to nature’s limits rather than make creative discoveries). If one truly wishes to be seen as a complete pariah when in the company of Davos oligarchs, simply add a defense of sovereign nation states, protective tariffs and human creative reason to your speech and you are sure to receive about as much hate as any statesman could ever expect in a lifetime.

President Trump obviously either didn’t get the list of “things not to say when in the presence of the world’s financial elite” or just didn’t care. My guess is the latter.

After speaking of the success of new trade deals with China, and the overthrow NAFTA with the new US-Mexico-Canada Deal which permits nation states to play a role in the economy after 25 years of outsourcing, Trump distanced himself from the neocons swarming his administration pushing for war with China (and everyone else) saying “our relationship with China has never been better” and that while Xi is “for China and I’m for the U.S., but other than that we love each other.”

Suddenly, around the 24 minute mark, President Trump shifted gears and took full aim at the Malthusian Agenda which has sat atop the technocratic priesthood running the Davos Forum since it’s founding in 1971. Here Trump raised eyebrows saying:

“This is not a time for pessimism. This is a time for optimism. Fear and doubt is not a good thought process, because this is a time for tremendous hope, and joy, and optimism and action. But to embrace the possibilities of tomorrow, we must reject the perennial prophets of doom, and their predictions of the apocalypse. They are the heirs of yesterday’s foolish fortunetellers, and I have them, and you have them, and we all have them, and they want to see us do badly, but we don’t let that happen.

“They predicted an overpopulation crisis in the 1960s, mass starvation in the 70s, and an end of oil in the 1990s. These alarmists always demand the same thing:absolute power to dominate, transform and control every aspect of our lives. We will never let radical socialists destroy our economy, wreck our country, or eradicate our liberty. America will always be the proud, strong, and unyielding bastion of freedom. In America, we understand what the pessimists refuse to see—that a growing and vibrant market economy, focused on the future, lifts the human spirit and excites creativity, strong enough to overcome any challenge, any challenge by far.”

Tackling the issue of creativity’s essential role in raising human population potential by the introduction of new technologies, new resources and new forms of inspiration Trump stated:

“The great scientific breakthroughs of the 20th century, from penicillin, to high-yield wheat, to modern transportation and breakthrough vaccines, have lifted living standards and saved billions of lives around the world, and we’re continuing to work on things that you’ll be hearing about in the near future, that even today, sitting here right now, you wouldn’t believe it’s possible that we have found the answers: you’ll be hearing about it.

But we have found answers to things that people said would not be possible—certainly not in a very short period of time. But the wonders of the last century will pale in comparison to what today’s young innovators will achieve, because they are doing things that nobody thought even feasible to begin! We continue to embrace technology, not to shun it. When people are free to innovate, millions will live longer, happier, healthier lives For three years now, America has shown the world that the path to a prosperous future begins with putting workers first: choosing growth, and freeing entrepreneurs to bring their dreams to life.”

The President then did something unheard of, by introducing the great discoveries of the Golden Renaissance which ALL Malthusians from Prince Philip to Paul Ehrlich, David Suzuki and Al Gore point to as the moment humanity “went wrong” and population growth began skyrocketing at rates never before seen. In the eyes of such Malthusians the dark age is a much more sustainable period of human society, as the masses stayed ignorant, diseased and depopulated while the royals and their entourage lounged gloriously in their castles.

Human population growth chart created by the Schiller Institute

While the oligarchy tries to use these measurements to “prove” that humanity is just another malignant cancer killing Gaia unless human population can be driven down to “sustainable levels” which most computer models agree vary between 500 million to 2 billion, actual human beings who still have access to their morality don’t quite see it that way. What Trump did next was firmly distinguish himself as a member of the human species by describing the Renaissance project which some have called “the Apollo Project of the 15th century”: the Duome of the Santa Maria del Fioro in Florence and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. He did this to emphasize something fundamental about human nature which is rarely permitted in Davos Forums:

“For anyone who doubts what is possible in the future we need only look at the towering achievements of the past. Only a few hundred miles from here are some of the great cities of Europe—teeming centers of commerce and culture. Each of them is full of reminders of what human drive and imagination can achieve.

“Centuries ago, at the time of the Renaissance, skilled craftsmen and laborers looked upwards and built the structures that still touch the human heart. To this day some of the greatest structures in the world have been built hundreds of years ago. In Italy the citizens once started construction on what would be a 140-year project, the Duomo of Florence, incredible, incredible place. While the technology did not yet exist to complete their design, city fathers forged ahead anyway, certain that they would figure it out someday. These citizens of Florence did not except limits to their high aspirations, and so the great dome was finally built….”

Describing the reconstruction of the Notre Dame Cathedral that was lit afire last year, Trump ended his speech with the important insight that true creativity, morality and freedom which distinguishes humanity from other animals (a fact which Malthusians refuse to admit), is located in our connection to the future and the past which transcend our mortal lives:

“The great bells will once again ring out for all to hear giving glory to god and filling millions with wonder and awe. The cathedrals of Europe teach us to pursue big dreams, daring adventures and unbridled ambitions. They urge us to consider not only what we build today but what will endure long after we are gone. They testify to the power of ordinary people to realize extraordinary achievements when united by a grand and noble purpose.”

Years of pessimism may prevent many readers from allowing themselves to believe the truth of those statements enunciated by Trump, and many cynics may wish to ignore their validity simply because they come from Trump whom they are committed to hating… others perhaps may defend Trump yet their own cynicism and Malthusian sympathies may blind them to the validity of the points developed in this speech and the battle lines which have actually been drawn. Whether you like it or not, those battle lines dividing the two views of mankind as a cancer on the one side vs a creature of divine reason on the other do exist. It is up to each of us to decide which side we wish to represent.

Matthew Ehret is the Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Patriot Review, BRI expert correspondent on Tactical Talk and has authored 3 volumes of ‘Untold History of Canada’ book series. His works appear regularly on The Duran, Strategic Culture, Sott, Fort Russ, Zero Hedge, L.A. Review of Books, LeSaker.fr, Vigile Quebec, and South Front. In 2019 Matthew co-founded the Montreal-based Rising Tide Foundation. He can be reached at [email protected]

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oldandjaded
January 22, 2020

haha! I am actually in the midst of composing an answer to your email, I was gonna say ‘Whatever you do, don’t post this on the Duran, the Ideologues will LYNCH you!” LOL!
Truth will out my friend! LOVE the enthusiasm, but I don’t think “they” are quite ready for this!

Trump is as Trump does
Trump is as Trump does
Reply to  oldandjaded
January 22, 2020

Ideologues perhaps, but don’t leave the realists out. That would be a thoroughly ideological mistake.

Olivia Kroth
January 22, 2020

An interesting text, Matthew Ehret. Now we all wonder how Donald Trump will fare during the impeachment process in his own country and whether he will stand a chance of being reelected as President.

oldandjaded
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
January 22, 2020

Well, They shot Kennedy for a lot less, so…

America's Dilemma
America's Dilemma
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
January 22, 2020

Never underestimate the simple-mindedness of the voting public. It’s a bipartisan affair.

Defects in Democracy
Defects in Democracy
Reply to  America's Dilemma
January 22, 2020

I see the voting public as a common mass in possession of let’s say; inherent ‘common sense’, but that is miles wide and inches shallow, herded incessantly by politics and media with soundbites, some true and some demonstrably false, and always equally wide and shallow. Go to its recent roots, to Goebbels. His honesty in his dishonesty was at least one small virtue in a sea of vice.

Shakespeare wrote: ‘Kill the Lawyers’. The totalitarian ideologues, both right and left cry: ‘Kill the Journalists’. Replace them all with compliant clones. There’s your fundamental defect.

Helen B
Helen B
Reply to  Defects in Democracy
January 23, 2020

How about “kill the banksters” and the loan sharks? or “kill the globalists” ?? Those would get me excited.

oldandjaded
Reply to  Helen B
January 23, 2020

” “kill the globalists” ?? Those would get me excited.” that’s EXACTLY what the last 10 minutes of the speech is about, killing the Globalist regime. Driving a stake through its very heart. That’s why some of us are excited. We understand the content of the last ten minutes of this speech, and we have been waiting for a speech like this from a POTUS, ANY POTUS, since the 1980’s, LONG before Trump came along. Will he follow through? Who knows? Its enough that he is the first President since 1963 to even talk about it openly. After his action… Read more »

Platon
Platon
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
January 22, 2020

No, we don’t “all wonder”. Who appointed you anyway?
Malthusians are beneath contempt and they are now exposed.
The deplorables have some flaws and faults but nothing is more disgusting and AntiChrist than the modern liberal.
When the choice is between Bolsheviks and humans, people tend to vote for humans, no matter how flawed.
If you want to see what the Bolsheviks will do, read the story of the Genocide of Russian Christians by Bolshevik Jews 1917 – 2000.

oldandjaded
Reply to  Platon
January 23, 2020

Keep the faith Platon. Is this is the beginning of the end of Malthusianism as the driving force in our society? No one can know YET, but its a MAJOR step in the right direction, and the other option REALLY sucks, so you may as well.

oldandjaded
January 22, 2020

If you got the guts to post this on the Duran, I have the guts to publicly post my response instead of emailing it behind the scenes. That does catch me somewhat by surprise, in that is it REALLY articulate, and, while the content is taking positions he has previously hinted at, it does mark a real shift away from his previous tone. Interesting. This is really a full-throated “f*ck the NWO” speech, a full on endorsement of the policies many of us have been secretly hoping he believes in since he originally spoke out against the TPP in 2016.… Read more »

Paul Martin
Paul Martin
Reply to  oldandjaded
January 23, 2020

Yours is a pretty good rundown, for the most part. Glad you’re in the swim of things! Seems like we’re getting more of these bright, shining moments these days. Anyway, I just wondered — since you brought up Bilderberg — what is your take on the optics of Jared Kushner being on the 2019 Bilderberg guest list? As Trump has signaled his anti-globalist attitude for some time, what was his son-in-law doing there? Were the globalists hoping to steer him at their pow-wow?

oldandjaded
Reply to  Paul Martin
January 23, 2020

That’s a really weird one, we had people over for a dinner party on New Years day, and the chief topic was “WHAT IN THE HELL was Kushner doing at the Bilderberg??” Lots of discussion, lots of possible scenarios, (Kushner as double agent? is Kushner an ambitious traitor to Trump? NWO enlistment attempt? They were looking for inside info on Trumps strategy? We unpacked those and more) but we really didn’t come to any conclusion that everyone felt made sense. Matt, if you are still checking in, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this? Paul, you and I disagree… Read more »

oldandjaded
Reply to  oldandjaded
January 23, 2020

Paul, speaking of these bright shining moments, Matthew Erhet has another post in the works that touches on another “bright, shining moment” watch for it.

Paul Martin
Paul Martin
Reply to  oldandjaded
January 23, 2020

Someone (I don’t recall who or where, so much passes the eyes), touted that Soleimani had become too “ambitious” over time, and with the regime fearful that he was planning a coup with his men to take over the government, the leaders stepped up their efforts to foil him (with the end result as witnessed). That’s intriguing as that would imply direct Iran-US coordination. (And unless I was missed something, the Iranian heads seemed particularly dry-eyed). One aim has been to get Iran out of the disastrous O-K deal and into something more win-win, in Trump’s current outlook (with some… Read more »

Paul Martin
Paul Martin
Reply to  Paul Martin
January 23, 2020

Re: Kushner, I think he’s “solid” on Trump’s side, although “they” may have thought he was available to persuasion of some kind. I think with all the attention those meetings have been getting, his attendance is too out in the open for the “double agent” angle. What was striking was that it was never mentioned by any Trump followers. Personally, I sense Israel’s current scenario is undergoing numbered days anyway. (When asked, Q said “saving Zionists for last.”) Now, I’d hesitate trusting someone like Kissinger, but that nasty old goat must know a few things, at least for him have… Read more »

oldandjaded
Reply to  Paul Martin
January 23, 2020

Not just Kissinger, Rothchild also said exactly the same thing around the same time, and Arnold Toynbee said it in 1966! He said it in a different way, saying Israel would only exist for 75 years, but 1948+75= Wait for it…..2023!!! Kissinger and Rothchild said 2022. Hell of a coincidence, wouldn’t you say? Now, consider this. There are only two major countires, that, in all I have read about the Bilderberg (and its a LOT) have never invited an actual government representative from. Russia, and Israel. And Trump claims he wants to take down the NWO. And who does he… Read more »

oldandjaded
Reply to  Paul Martin
January 23, 2020

I would never own a MAGA hat, but I see the thrust of Trumps foreign and economic policy clear as a bell, and I was all over the Kushner/Bilderberg story like white on rice. But my whole view of Trump is in the context of the NWO/Bilderberg. I’m left of Trump in my actual politics (most fail to grasp that he is left of Killary, but there are so few people left that even understand genuine left politics anymore) I view him as a means to an end, namely dismantling the one world corporate totalitarianism that is looming over us… Read more »

oldandjaded
Reply to  Paul Martin
January 23, 2020

Hahahah!!! Small world, heres what I emailed Matt about a week ago. “They” will freak, but what the hell, “they” cant form an original cognitive thought between them, so let ’em eat cake! Qassem Suleimani and the Unspeakable. A different narrative that should be considered. I tried to hint at this possibility on the Duran, they totally freaked out. Very few people seem to be able to step back and view things without looking at it in the context their own ideology and value judgements, which have absolutely ZERO to do with the motives of the players involved. If a… Read more »

oldandjaded
Reply to  oldandjaded
January 27, 2020

Unfortunately this sat in moderation limbo for about three days, I doubt anyone, even Paul, saw it. But to their credit, they did eventually post it, thanks guys.

oldandjaded
Reply to  Paul Martin
January 23, 2020

Paul, I tried to post my Suleimani narrative, they are going to censor it. As soon as I put it up, it said “waiting for moderation” whenever that comes up, they censor my comments. happens a fair bit. They used to censor me on MINDS too, that’s why I left. That’s when you know you have stumbled on the truth, they shut you down. So the Duran basically just gave my Suleimani narrative a big “thumbs up”! Thanks guys, I figured I was on to something! And yes, It was a “collaboration”. That’s why the blowback was little more than… Read more »

oldandjaded
Reply to  oldandjaded
January 23, 2020

Yup, gone like a cool breeze. Too bad, the narrative I sent Matt is pretty thorough, follows the bread crumbs all the way to the witches house.

oldandjaded
January 22, 2020

Man, Its really like Trumps “Gettysburg Address” moment, Or Kennedy’s Rice University speech, isn’t it? One of the great speeches of our generation, powerful stuff.
I gotta go hug my kid.

Good Grief
Good Grief
January 22, 2020

Nonsensical neoconniving boilerplate gobbledegook, read from a teleprompter with an invisible hand patting Trump on the head and whispering in his ear “Good boy. You truly ARE the stable genius America wants for. Now go fetch.”

oldandjaded
Reply to  Good Grief
January 22, 2020

Its not Trump that’s doing the “fetching”. Good boy….Good boooooy…sit! Siiiiiit. Good BOY! Now, rollover! GOOD BOY! Cripes, at least dogs are smart enough to hold out for a biscuit… Once more for the kids that rode the short bus to school… “Flattery: The First Principle of Mind Control Why then does he revere them? Because they flatter him. This is the first secret of mass mind control and can be observed as the foundation stone of virtually every false religion, party, cult, philosophy, system and training. How can modern man free himself when he is told that he is… Read more »

oldandjaded
Reply to  oldandjaded
January 23, 2020

I can always count of that Hoffman quote for a few downvotes. Scares the EVER LOVING SHIT out of the ideologues…Which is the entire point.

Platon
Platon
Reply to  Good Grief
January 22, 2020

No worse than Obama’s scripted lies, or Hilary’s or Bush’s. Why do you put so much emphasis on Trump, as if he is so radically unlike his predecessors? He is surely just another step down to the Hell that awaits the Democratic lie called the USA. He is as natural as farting after eating beans. All your ‘presidents’, since Kennedy, have been devolutionary. Regicide, even ritual regicide, carries a very high cost. Russia’s crime took eighty years, and a drop of 300 million in otherwise expected population, to atone. The US has barely begun to expunge its crimes. Most do… Read more »

oldandjaded
Reply to  Platon
January 22, 2020

The mere act of making a speech like this is “radically different” from his predecessors. And the content is quite similar to Kennedys Rice speech.
Cynicism is the easy default position, and perhaps justified, time will tell. But without hope for change, we descend into nihilism, it may feel comforting, but no one is well served by that.

Jane Karlsson
Jane Karlsson
January 22, 2020

“..we’re continuing to work on things that you’ll be hearing about in the near future, that even today, sitting here right now, you wouldn’t believe it’s possible that we have found the answers: you’ll be hearing about it.” I think Trump may be referring to what Lt. Gen. Steven Kwast (USAF ret.) said recently. “The technology is on the engineering benches today. But most Americans and most members of Congress have not had time to really look deeply at what is going on here. But I’ve had the benefit of 33 years of studying and becoming friends with these scientists.… Read more »

Helen B
Helen B
Reply to  Jane Karlsson
January 23, 2020

Can we hope that these advances are used for peaceful means and not as a means to further enslave and plunder the planet under US rule?

Jane Karlsson
Jane Karlsson
Reply to  Helen B
January 23, 2020

Well according to the Podesta emails, the ‘aliens’ who own this technology will not give it to us if we are violent.

“…our nonviolent ETI from the contiguous universe are helping us bring zero point energy to Earth.
They will not tolerate any forms of military violence on Earth or in space.”
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/1802

I suppose that means, Trump is likely to be disappointed.

Helen B
Helen B
January 23, 2020

YESSSSS!!!!!!

Helen B
Helen B
January 23, 2020

Yes to the divine inspiration and the capability of humanity to overcome.
No to sanctions and the other bullying tactics of control.
Can you have it both ways? We’ll see …

oldandjaded
Reply to  Helen B
January 23, 2020

Rapprochement with Russia in 2021? Its his last term, all they can do at that point is kill him… I’m sure my own Foreign Minister, François Champagne is perking up his ears, and I know this suits the direction he wants to move towards. Putin is a true believer, and has four more years, he does have potential allies out there. God, it really is at least possible, the pieces are in place, the stars are aligning, this could be the dawn of a new golden age, if Trump has sufficient will, true greatness beckons. Can he rise to the… Read more »

Regula
Regula
January 23, 2020

Trump’s historic analyses of the cupola of the Santa Maria dei Fiori is in fact false: the technology to build such a dome was known for a hundred years, but until Brunelleschi tried, it couldn’t be copied: the cupola of the Haghia Sophia cathedral in Byzantium (today Istanbul) was built a hundred years earlier. It also collapsed the first time until the builders reinforced the tension ring at the base of the dome and reinforced it with squinches inside. Brunelleschi did the same by fitting a round dome over an octagonal base. Note that the fines of the Persian builders… Read more »

oldandjaded
Reply to  Regula
January 23, 2020

Agree with pretty much everything, except maybe the last line, that’s a presumptive leap. But, for the most part, yes, well said. The west has been co-opting the advances of the Islamic world and claiming them at least as far back as the crusades.

Bill
May 10, 2020

It is a very bad mistake to confuse Donald Trump with Donald Trump’s speech writers. Remember Barack Obama and all the phony speeches he gave. Well he had good speech writers, probably the same ones as Trump.

Trump murdered an Iranian general and then claimed he had a right to do that. He conveniently forgot the Ten Commandments.

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