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Heritage Foundation President Slams Davos Global Elites Straight To Their Faces

Heritage Foundation President Dr. Kevin Roberts was invited to the World Economic Forum’s annual conference in Davos, Switzerland.


Heritage Foundation and Heritage Action for America President Dr. Kevin Roberts was invited to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual conference in Davos, Switzerland, to appear on a panel about “What to Expect from a Possible Republican Administration” on Thursday. 

In an op-ed penned ahead of the conference, Roberts wrote that he accepted the invitation to deliver the global elites a message. “Davos must accept the moral virtues, practical benefits, and natural rights of nations, families, and individuals to govern themselves,” Roberts wrote, or “‘We, the People’” will “take matters into our own hands.”

Roberts certainly delivered that message. When asked about who will likely join a new Trump administration, Roberts said it will be those who wish to destroy “the grasp that political elites and unelected technocrats have over the average person.”

“The agenda that every single member of the administration needs to have is to compile a list of everything that’s ever been proposed at the World Economic Forum, and object to all of them wholesale,” he added.

Roberts’ assertions are grounded in people’s real fear of the WEF’s despotic policy proposals. So far during the 2024 conference, global elites have discussed ushering in a “new world order,” decried “disinformation and misinformation,” and labeled farming and fishing “ecocide.” 

The discussion about a new Republican presidency was largely centered around fear of Trump — that he’ll pull the United States out of NATO, yank aid to Ukraine, and put an end to supposed climate change policies. Panelist Gerard Baker, the editor-at-large for The Wall Street Journal, even fretted that a second Trump term could lead to a dictatorship. 

Roberts called the fearmongering “absurd” and “laughable,” adding that it’s ironic “to use the word ‘dictatorship’ at Davos.”

The Heritage Foundation president aptly pointed out that the WEF elites, “the media, the academy, government agencies, international organizations, corporations, and the arts,” don’t actually care about preserving “democracy.” They fear Trump because a Trump presidency poses an existential threat to their power — and Roberts did nothing to alleviate that fear.  

“Political elites tell the average people … that the reality is X, when in fact reality is Y,” Roberts said. Using immigration as an example, he called out the Davos crowd for telling people “that open borders and even illegal immigration are OK.” In reality, Roberts said, those things have “robbed [people] of the American way of life.”

Roberts also condemned elites for scaring people into believing “so-called climate change” is an “existential” threat to humanity and pointed out that Davos’ “solutions” to the supposed climate crisis are killing people. “More than a billion people in the world have been lifted out of poverty in the last 35 years because of fossil fuels,” Roberts explained. Yet climate alarmists are shutting down energy production to replace it with insufficient green energy.

“China,” Roberts added, is “the No. 1 adversary not just to the United States, but to free people on planet Earth. Not only do we at Davos not say that, we give the Chinese Communist Party a platform.” 

Roberts said to count on Trump taking on illegal immigration, eco-fascism, and Red China.

“I think President Trump, if in fact he wins a second term, is going to be inspired by the wise words of Javier Milei, who said that he was in power not to guide sheep, but to awaken lions,” concluded the president of Heritage. “That’s what the average American and the average free person on planet Earth wants out of leaders.”

Roberts’ appearance was vindicating for all the WEF victims who suffer from high energy prices, threats to freedom of movement and meat consumption, and increased encroachments on speech and other freedoms. Unfortunately, his remarks on Thursday won’t change much. 

In a statement following the event, Roberts expressed that he had little faith the WEF is capable of reform or adopting a “noblesse oblige” view of the world. Ultimately, Roberts wrote in his op-ed, “the everyday citizens, workers, and families who shoulder the burdens of Davos-style global elitism,” will have to work themselves to “reclaim their individual rights and national sovereignty.”

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