1. EU: New Pact on Migration and Asylum
- The question at the core of the internal EU conflict over migration in Europe is not practical but political: whether the EU should take any migrants at all. On that question, the European Commission and the Central and Eastern European countries could not be further apart.
- The proposed system invariably gives rise to multiple questions about the practical viability of the proposed system. Will frontline states become efficient at screening migrants? Will the planned increased border control work? How, exactly, are widespread, years-long people-smuggling and human trafficking by gangs who profit immensely from it, going to be stopped?
- “The big gamble is that you are betting on all members states each living up to their part of the responsibility…. it only takes a few states not living up [to] their commitments and then the entire system breaks down.” — Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen, professor of migration and refugee law at the University of Copenhagen, com, October 8, 2020.
- “[W]e must ensure that the external borders of the EU and the Schengen Area remain perfectly sealed along all sections… Though it appears under a different name in the European Commission’s new package of proposals on migration and asylum, the migrant quota is still there, and Hungary opposes it, along with Poland and the Czech Republic.” — Zoltan Kovacs, Hungary’s Secretary of State for International Communication and Relations.
2. Trevor Loudon: America’s ‘Unfolding Socialist Revolution’ & Connections to China’s Communist Party
America is in the midst of an “unfolding socialist revolution,” argues anti-communist activist, researcher, and filmmaker Trevor Loudon. And a number of the individuals and groups involved in this effort have connections to the Chinese Communist Party.
3. Klaus Schwab and His Great Reset
Klaus Schwab is the octogenarian founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum. In 1971 he founded the European Management Forum, which held annual meetings at Davos in Switzerland. In 1987,Schwab renamed his European Management Forum the World Economic Forum.
Schwab set out his agenda back in 1971, in his book Moderne Unternehmensführung im Maschinenbau (Modern Enterprise Management in Mechanical Engineering). Later he published other books. In 2017, The Fourth Industrial Revolution came out. In 2018, Shaping the Future of the Fourth Industrial Revolution: A Guide to Building a Better World was published. His newest book, co-authored with Thierry Malleret and published in 2019, is Covid-19: The Great Reset, co-authored with Thierry Malleret.
The World Economic Forum as well as its founder and executive chairman have recently found themselves in the limelight. They are under the microscope of some concerned individuals, due to controversial concepts advocated and expressed by Mr. Schwab in public and in his books. The linked article, which includes numerous excerpts from Mr.Schwab’s books, takes a close look at those concepts. It will become apparent to the reader that some postulates are quite advanced in their implementation in our lives. The reader might also find him or herself pondering whether he or she is as enthusiastic as Mr. Schwab about the world he is trying to create, with the help of his
fortune, his powerful organization, and his followers.